Traditional types of boat antifoul have raised some controversial issues regarding the endangerment of various marine species as well as risking health hazards in humans. Many widely used kinds of boat antifoul contain copper which builds up in harbours and around them, affecting fish and other marine creatures and can, through fish consumption, cause health problems for people. Modern antifouling methods thus strive towards safer forms of boat antifoul which are much less risky for humans and marine animals. Such approaches ensure better preservation of saltwater creatures and establish a clean and healthy aquatic environment. New types of antifouling paints, however, are not the only modern types of antifouling.
Another method of modern marine growth prevention is ultrasonic boat antifouling, which is radically different from traditional approaches that mainly include the use of some kind of paint. Ultrasonic boat antifouling works with the help of an ultrasound device, which causes vibrations on the hull of the boat. The constant shaking makes the hull an unsuitable environment for barnacles, algae and other types of fouling, ensuring a clean and undamaged material. When you compare it to other methods of antifouling, ultrasonic antifouling is not an expensive method but can get quite pricey if your boat is relatively big. In this case, you might need more than one device, which undoubtedly raises the expenses. It is, however, important to note, that you will only pay the price of an ultrasonic antifouling device once, whereas, with traditional antifouling with paint, the costs are seasonal. Ultrasonic boat antifouling is a good idea for anyone who does not have the time or the energy to deal with painting and re-painting the whole bottom part of the boat every year. Instead, they can relax and let the little gadget do what it is supposed to do.