Salt water pool chlorine systems are being installed in record numbers, in all parts of the country. They bring pool owners an easier way to maintain the chlorine level in their pool, but the chlorine they produce is not free.
The cost of Salt Water systems have come down from over $3000 to most units being under $2000, and smaller units for above-ground pools costing under $800, making the idea of salt water chlorination thinkable to more pool owners.
There are a number of misconceptions about Salt Water Generators. Allow me to clear the air on a few of the Myths & Facts about Salt Water Chlorine Generators.
- Any pool can be a salt water pool
- The amount of salt in a salt water pool is only 10% of what is in the ocean
- A salt system is a device that generates chlorine from salt
- A salt system is actually a chlorine generator, therefore saving you money on the expense of chlorine
- A salt system does not eliminate chemicals although it can reduce or possibly eliminate use of chlorine
- It is highly recommended to use the following chemicals if you have a salt system.
- Phosphate Remover
- Cell Protector
- Stain and Scale Inhibitor
- Ph Minus
- Alkalinity Increaser
- Calcium Hardness
Things to consider if thinking about a salt chlorine generator!
- If your pool is made from steel, it will eventually have its life expectancy cut short by rust.
- Concrete stone and mortar can also deteriorate in a salt water environment “think about the salt roads and pot holes
- If you are going to have a salt water pool, it is recommended to go in a concrete pool
- It’s not recommended to put a salt system on an above ground pool due to the type of metals used
- A concrete pool with a salt system is an excellent combination for a trouble free easy to maintain your swimming pool.
- A lot of this information is common sense once you are armed with the facts
In order to present a balanced and fair article, let’s take a look at the facts of owning a salt pool system. And there are many, that’s why they’re so popular!
Salt Chlorine Systems decrease production, transport, storage and handling of a hazardous chemical. In addition, this makes your pool “greener” and more environmentally friendly.
Salt chlorine pools do not taste salty, and the water has a silkier feel.
Salt Systems make it easier to maintain a steady level of chlorine, without worrying about running out of supply. Many systems will automate the shocking process as well, or allow you to superchlorinate at the push of a button.
Having a salt system on your pool makes a nice conversation topic at the next cookout with the neighbors. 🙂
If you are considering installing a salt water chlorine system on your pool, you are not alone – thousands of Americans are doing the same thing.
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