Salt Systems

Salt Systems
Saltwater swimming pools are quickly becoming a popular choice in some areas. The chlorine produced by a salt system is less irritating to the skin and eyes because it has a positive pH. Swimmers often comment that their skin feels better, the water feels softer, and their eyes don’t burn the way they do in traditional chlorinated water.

One common misconception is that salt systems require no chemicals in addition to salt. This is simply not the case. They still require a weekly shock to destroy the organic contaminants that build up over time. Weekly cleaning is still a necessary part of owning a saltwater pool.

Salt water pools still require chlorine, it’s simply created differently. Salt is broken down by a chlorine generator to effectively create chlorine. The salt content in a saltwater pool isn’t nearly as dense as in the ocean. The ocean contains about 35,000 ppm where a saltwater pool has only 3,000 to 6,000 ppm. A properly maintained pool won’t taste salty in the least.

Maintaining a proper pH is still critical to the health of the pool. You are still responsible for checking and balancing the total alkalinity, calcium hardness, and stabilizer levels each week. Pool cleanliness is required in order to keep algae and other microorganisms from building up over time.

Pool maintenance takes time and effort. If you don’t have time to properly maintain your pool, let us help. Call or email us for an estimate for installing or maintaining a salt system for your pool.