Salt water pools are becoming more and more popular nowadays, and you may be wondering if it is right for you. Here are some factors to think about when deciding whether or not to switch to a salt system.
In saltwater pools, the process of electrolysis is used to sanitize the water. First, pool salt is poured into the water, and an electrolyzer is connected to the pool’s filtration system. The salt sanitizes the water as it passes through the electrolyzer, which transforms it into natural chlorine.
You should weigh out the positive and negative reasons for having a salt water system versus a chlorine pool before you make a decision.
A salt system is much more effortless to use. The electrolyzer automates the treatment of the water, making maintenance much more seamless. Replacing the salt is much less frequent then replacement of the chlorine pebbles.
Saltwater pools are more natural and have fewer health disadvantages than that of a chlorine pool. The salt will cause less allergic reactions and irritation to the eyes and skin, and there is no reason to keep excess chlorine stored in the house which is safer for the children. This also benefits the environment by not giving off chemical byproducts. The pools treated with salt are also much softer than chlorinated pools which is a more pleasurable environment to swim in.
Salt water systems can be more corrosive than chlorine pools. The salt naturally raises the pH levels and must be regulated manually or with a regulator. The salt levels can also prematurely damage your equipment such as the electrolzer, heaters, underwater lights, and other devices.
In addition, the initial installation of the salt system is generally more expensive than a chlorinated pool. Repairing the electrolyzer can also be more expensive than other types of equipment. Even little fixes can cost a pretty penny, so be cautious when maintaining your pool’s pH environment.
Whichever you choose to do, you can count on us to get the job done at an affordable price. Our certified team will get your systems working quickly and so you can start enjoying! Please contact us to get a free quote! We are the one to call for all your pool cleaning, repairs or installation in Santa Clarita.
Testing your water frequently is vital to sustaining adequate water ph balance and sanitizer levels to keep the swimmers comfortable and happy. pH is the amount of acid- alkalinity balance in the water of your pool. If not at the proper levels, the water will cause undesirable chemical reactions. Water which is too acidic will cause corrosion of metal equipment, cause etching on surface materials and cause skin irritation. You don’t want your loved ones to have itchy and irritated skin! If the pH of the water is too alkaline, then calcium buildup may occur and the lagoon may appear cloudy. How impressed would your guests be if your water wasn’t clear and sparkly? Our professional team will ensure that your pH levels are on point, the calcium levels are maintained and that there are no metals present. We will ensure that your swimmers will have the best experience possible.
Chlorine products are used to sanitize your pool and kill bacteria. As long as the pH levels are maintained, the chlorine will be operating at it’s optimum level. The chlorine won’t eliminate microorganisms as effectively if the water is too alkaline, and it will dissipate much quicker if the water is too acidic. If bromine is what your prefer, just ask us and we’ll take care of it! Keeping the proper balance of chemicals is a surprising amount of work, so leave it up to our team to keep your water crystal clear and balanced!
What if I have a salt system? Although there is less management required for the salt water system, there are still requirements necessary to keep for a stable swimming environment. Allow us to keep up with your salt cell cleaning, replacement, and pH balancing. We will ensure that your filter, pump or skimmer is completely absent of debris to ensure your salt chlorinator will continue to chlorinate your pool.