Salt Pools are more popular than ever because of the many advantages. With a salt pool (aka saline), no longer will you have to worry about harsh chemicals, itchy red eyes, skin irritation or heavy chemical odors. Salt is a natural water softner making your pool water feel fresher and softer. It’s no wonder why salt pools are increasingly becoming the system of choice.
Salt Pool Conversion
Just about any pool can be converted to a salt pool. Salt pools keep a consistent level of sanitizer so there is no need to add liquid chlorine or tabs to the water. Tabs and liquid chlorine are packaged with harsh chemicals that cause irritation to swimmers, especially with kids or adults who spend a lot of time in the water. Having a salt pool will dramatically reduce itchy red eyes, dry skin and chemical odors.
Sunbrite Pools is a professional installer of Salt Systems. In one day Sunbrite can convert your pool to a salt water oasis. Call us today for more info!
How Does A Salt Chlorination System Work?
The common misperception is that salt pools do not contain chlorine. In fact, salt “chlorination” systems do contain chlorine, but not as much and with out the impurities of other chlorine methods. The Sodium Chloride molecule (NaCl), aka Salt, is made up of Sodium (Na) and Chloride (Cl). What a salt system does is split off the Cl atom (chlorine) from the salt in the pool water. Thus, inducing chlorine into the water. The main difference here is the chlorine is pure chlorine. Other traditional methods of adding liquid or dry chlorine (tabs) contain harsh packaging chemicals. The added chemicals from these packaging chemicals are what tend to be harsh on the skin and body, not the actual chlorine itself.
Salt is a natural water softener. Salt pools contain 3,000 – 4,000 parts per million (ppm) of salt, just below the what the human can detect through taste. The ocean, for example, contains 30,000+ ppm.
Salt Pool vs Traditional
Traditional methods of adding chlorine to the water cause peaks and troughs of chlorine levels. Traditionally, the day you add liquid chlorine there is a very high level of chlorine. During the week, chlorine dissipates as it oxidizes the contaminants in the water. By the end of the week there is little to no chlorine left in the water.
Salt pools add pure chlorine to the water at a steady rate so there is always a consistent amount of sanitizer in water to keep your pool water fresh.
Salt Pool Maintenance
In order to enjoy all the perks of a salt system, one must ensure proper maintenance is carried out. The manufacturer requires the salt cell to be inspected and cleaned 2-3 times a year. Sunbrite inspects and cleans salt cells when carrying out routine maintenance of your pool filter.