Moss Removes Sting from Chlorinated Pools

Story by Bob Hines and Michelle Alimoradi

Everybody is familiar with the smell of a chlorinated pool – the chemicals needed to prevent the growth of bacteria can make public swimming an unpleasant experience for many.

But now some public pools, particularly those in St. Paul, are using sphagnum moss to keep the water safe and clean – to such an extent that the chlorine use is greatly reduced.

A local company is at the forefront of this technology – it’s called Creative Water Solutions and Gina Chavez is the company’s vice president for operations. She talked with Bob Hines and Michelle Alimoradi on the KFAI Weekly News.