Bromine is considered to be the best cleaning solution when cleaning swimming pool water. Bromine can disinfect the water and it is also much easier to work with when compared to chlorine. With bromine, it is not nearly as harsh on your eyes and on your skin. It also stays in the water for an extended period of time instead of breaking down like chlorine does in pool water. Bromine also does not have a harsh odor like chlorine does so it is much more enjoyable to spend time in the pool with this chemical in the water.