View Full Version : Chlorinated bath water
02-18-2008, 12:14 PM
Does anyone know of a natural, low-priced means of getting the chlorine out of bath water? I was using a dechlorinator "ball", but it has not been effective. A shower attachment does not work where I live because there is not sufficient water pressure to circulate through the filter and come out for a shower. When I take a bath, the chlorine is so strong, I feel like I've gone through a laundry bleach cycle.
02-18-2008, 03:38 PM
As a New Year's present to my family, I purchased a shower filter and a bath ball. We were at the point of being able to strongly smell the chlorine and I couldn't take it anymore.
Why do you feel yours isn't working? On mine is says that it only gets a percentage out of the water when attached to the bath spout, and then after you have all the water you need you have to run it through the water for a few minutes, swirling it around. Are you doing this?
Gosh, I don't know...those were both of our solutions and I've found them to work out just great. Our dry skin patches have closed up and I can actually feel that the water itself is softer. Now if only they made one for the bathroom sink, too.
02-18-2008, 08:55 PM
I think the only other thing to do (besides to move to an area where the water isn't as heavily chlorinated) is to have all the water in your house filter. Unfortunately this not low cost.
The ball thingy you are using is probably your best bet if you can't use your shower filter to do it.
Are you sure maybe your filter doesnt need replacing?
Also, keep in mind that since the water is going through the filter after it comes out of your faucet that you might be able to smell the chlorine but the ball is actually filtering it. Most of the chlorine is released from the water as it comes out of the faucet which is why you can still smell it (even more so if you are using hot water).
Maybe what you can do is:
1. Get a new filter for your ball.
2. Fill up the tub filtered and than test the water for chlorine level
Raene - I have installed either the Brita or Pur filter to my bathroom sink before and it worked pretty good - a bit clunky but it worked. I would think the ball would work in that situation too.
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