The applications of EM were all it took to eliminate the need for chemicals and removed both foul odors and slime from the pools.
The comming of swimmming season for public schools in Japan means the problem of scrubbing school pools to get them clean before school children use them. In Japan, school children take on the task of cleaning out their schools' swimming pools, aiming at experiencing group work and learning a sprit of cooperation. Unfortunately, this educational activity leads not only to pollution from the use of various chemicals, but also bad effects on the health of the children involved.
However, if a fixed appropriate amount of activated EM, and the leftover water in which rice has been washed (rinsed rice water ) that’s then fermented with EM, are put into the pool prior to cleaning, this will help break down contaminants in the water and make the pool cleaning much easier. Beyond this, the pool then becomes a kind of living biology lab(biotope), providing the students a more enjoyable way to learn and a means to actually help clean the environment themselves. We encourage you to begin using EM in your own local elementary school pool so that the task of cleaning the pool becomes enjoyable.