What are the benefits of a Salt Water System Pool?
With a Natural Salt Water Pool Chlorination System it means crystal clear water and a sparkling, natural looking swimming pool. Natural Salt Water Pools puts an end to sore, red eyes and itchy skin. It also puts an end to the drudgery of using granular or liquid chlorine to maintain your pool. Natural Salt Pools technology almost totally does away with sanitizing chemicals and the hazards of storing them. Versatile and proven, the Natural Salt Pools Chlorination System has revolutionized the modern pool.
One of the first alternative sanitizers introduced to the pool and spa industry was the chlorine generator. Chlorine generators are attractive to pool owners simply because they eliminate the need to store, buy, transport and handle chlorine. Also it doesn't irritate the eyes and skin like chlorine and isn't as harsh on your clothes. Your water is generally clearer and fresh looking. They are not an alternative to chlorine, but actually make a natural chlorine by producing chlorine from regular table salt. The pool water passes through a generator cell that introduces chlorine into the pool water. If you would like to find out more about chlorine generators, call our Gilbert office.
How Does It Work?
Pool water passes through the chlorine generator cell, the salt in the water is turned into Hypochlorous acid. Hypochlorous acid is the exact same component that is produced when any chlorine is added to pool water, whether it is sticks, tablets, granular or liquid. As the water returns to the pool, it will introduce the newly produced chlorine to the body of water preventing algae, bacteria and killing micro-organisms, creating a safe and sanitary swimming environment for you and your family. During the process, the Hypochlorous Acid (Chlorine) is ultimately converted back to salt. Thus, the salt does not get "used up". Salt only needs to be "topped off" once or twice a year and only to replace salt lost due to water splash-out and/or filter backwash.
Salt in My Pool?
The salt level required to maintain a safe, chlorinated pool is about 2500 to 4000 PPM (parts per million). The human body cannot taste salt until the PPM is around 5000. The amount of salt in the pool is not noticeable. Once the salt is added to the pool, there is no need to add salt on a yearly basis unless the pool is drained or a significant amount of water is removed. Also, the salt level is low enough so there is no danger of equipment corrosion. Chlorine generator users also report the water is softer, leaving a more refreshed feeling after swimming.
Is There Any Maintenance Required?
Chlorine generators require very little maintenance. We maintenance your cell in our weekly pool service, so there is no required maintenance from you. Call for more information on our Gilbert salt water pool maintenance plans - (480) 589-1672.