The two exercise pools and the warm-water therapy pool at Orange City Area Health System have recently changed to a saline-based sanitizing system. The sodium chloride solution provide a comfortable swimming environment, minimizing eye and skin irritation and reducing the unpleasant chlorine smell. In addition to user comfort, the new system is safe and sustainable. The low salinity environment — nearly identical to human tears — is produced on site, generating 58% less plastic waste than traditional plastic drum pool sanitizing systems, and requiring 50% less acid than the traditional form of chlorine to maintain optimal water pH levels. The two exercise/lap pools, located in the health system’s Aquatic Center in the Medical Office Building on the Orange City campus, offer low-impact cardiovascular exercise in a comfortable 84 degrees. They feature an adjustable current to swim or walk against. The pools are available to the public by reservation, Monday-Saturday. Approximately 250 members currently utilize the health system exercise/lap pools. An additional warm-water therapy pool is used for physical therapy by Therapeutic Health Services, also located in the Medical Office Building. For more information see ocHealthSystem.org/aquatic-center.