What is a Salt Water Pool System? Brought to you by Chlorine Genie Inc.
There are many alternatives to today’s standard chlorinated pools giving consumers more choices
than ever when it comes to creating the perfect swimming experience.
Many are turning to the ever popular “Salt Water Pool” option in hopes that it will
be less expensive, require less maintenance, and require less hazardous pool chemical transportation,
exposure, and storage issues. Today we will tackle the question “What
is a Salt Water Pool?” We will dispel some of the myths, and shed
some light on this popular pool equipment technology and see whether it is the perfect
choice for the best swim of your life. Salt water pools are simply a pool system
that uses “salt in the pool water” to generate your own pool chlorine.
Rather than adding commercially bought chlorine to the pool manually with liquid or chlorinator
tablets, a chlorine generator manufactures your pool chlorine from salt and water.
You see... Commercial pool chlorine is not a pure product - in fact, it when you pour
a gallon of commercial chlorine into your pool as much as 90% of it is other chemical
inert ingredients making it an especially noxious and irritating chemical cocktail.
Every year there are many accidents reported resulting from miss handling pool chemicals.
(Read the labels): Fires, skin burns, lung, and respiratory damage, or even death from
misuse, or just plain old accidents involving chlorine that happen every year. For environmental
reasons, safety reasons, and the comfort and quality of the swim, many people are exploring
alternatives to standard chlorination methods. Salt in the pool systems employs chlorine
generator technology to manufacture chlorine products that differ significantly from store
bought pool chemicals. Water with an appropriate amount of dissolved salt in it passes through
an electronic salt chlorinator cell and creates chlorine to chlorinate your pool.
A common misconception is that salt water pool systems are a “chlorine free pool.”
This is not the case. A salt in the pool system is a pool that makes its own chlorine product
for sanitization rather than paying for commercial chemicals.
Your pool can be automatically sanitized without needing to fill a chlorinator with tablets
or handle dangerous liquid chlorine, and when the system is properly dialed in and working
properly chlorine levels are more consistent, providing better sanitation, and protection
across the spectrum.
But, Is it the Ultimate Pool Water Management System? Well let's dig a little further and
see. There are many searching for that “Magic
Pool System” - minimal maintenance, economical to use, user-friendly, and one that ensures
maximum results, safety, and comfort of the swim.
Consumers and pool owners don’t want to handle large amounts of chlorine or other
dangerous pool chemicals. They don’t want to measure and worry about fluctuating chlorine
levels on a daily basis, pH problems, etc. They don’t want to swim in water that irritates
their skin, burns eyes, fades fabrics, and that feels and smells like a chemical bath.
The truth is even with alternative pool treatment systems water monitoring and balance is still
critical, pH levels are just as important as with any standard chlorinated pool. In
fact, salt water systems that require you to dump hundreds of pounds of salt into your
swimming pool create a set of problems all their own to contend with. Make sure you are
properly informed. See our article “Salt Water Pool Problems” to learn more.
Some initial drawbacks to this popular alternative pool system are the fact that hundreds of
pounds of salt needs to be added to the pool water to achieve a concentration capable of
chlorinating the pool. (This ratio is not efficient for chlorine production).
As a matter of fact, standard salt in the pool systems are inefficient when it comes
to optimal chlorine production. Figure 50lbs of salt for every 1,200 gals
of pool water for a salt in the pool system! Salt by nature is a corrosive substance, can
leave residues, discolor, damage, and kill landscaping features, stone work, tile, etc.
Check out The Chlorine Genie (www.chlorinegenie.com) learn how to get the benefits of a salt-water
pool without having to add salt to your pool. Salt water swimming pools employ a controller
to regulate the power going to the chlorinator cell and thereby control the chlorine production
for the pool. Salty water must continually flow through the cell for the process to work
correctly… This necessitates continuous running of the
pump, filter, and pool equipment during chlorine production cycles (figure 8am to 6pm daily
in the summer swim season sometimes much longer). It is important to realize increased pump
and filtering times put added stress on pool equipment and require extra electricity to
maintain your pool. This is not a money saving feature.
Cell maintenance and cleaning can also be problematic and costly. Mineral buildup on
the cell electrodes is a common problem that affects all salt chlorinator pool systems.
Many salt water chlorinator systems utilize a self-cleaning feature that reverses the
polarity of the voltage through the cell to clean mineral buildup from the electrodes.
This may remove the scale from the electrode but then deposits it in your pool. Not a good
option especially for people with dark bottom pools, where this build up quickly becomes
an unsightly problem. Other salt chlorinators require removal and
cleaning each season and may require frequent replacement when not properly serviced. This
can be a chore and lead to costly maintenance and costly cell replacement.
In fact using “salted pool water” to create chlorine is the least efficient and clean
method to create your own pool chlorine. Interested in a solution? See The Chlorine Genie: The
most Advanced Pool Water Management System on the market.
Even at best these salt in the pool systems are inefficient and less than optimal when
it comes to keeping your pool protected, economical, and easy to use. Come see our site to get
the whole story about: Salt Water Pool Problems before you buy any salt in the pool system.
We want you to Get the full story to…Enjoy a more comfortable relaxing swimming experience
- Soft luxurious feeling pool water makes your skin feel great, and eliminates that
bathed in chemical feel and smell that can ruin your perfect swimming experience.
If you are thinking about a Salt Water Chlorinator Swimming Pool System for your next perfect
swim, there are some serious considerations to weigh before you invest.
You should be fully informed and aware of common problems, potential problems, hidden
costs, and the requirements to properly operate one of these systems.
In conclusion, We hope this introductory article on “Salt Water Pools” was helpful and
informative. Come on over...Explore our full website http://www.chlorinegenie.com and learn
more. See our article on “Common Salt Water Pool Problems” and be sure to check out
The Chlorine Genie Total Water Management System which we think you’ll find is the
ultimate solution for your next perfect swim.