What You Need To Know About Salt Water
Sanitation & Purification Systems
Salt Water Systems produce a clear, soft water quality, is healthier for your skin, and reduces eye irritation. Salt Water Systems are automatic to the extent that you do not have to handle chlorine like you would with a common Chlorinated pool system. Generally the water is easier to keep clear with a Salt Water System.
Salt Water Systems require you to add 10 – 16 bags (depending on pool size) of proper pool / spa salt product annually.
You should frequently test your chlorine level, adjust the control panel, test the water balance and adjust as needed.
Salt Water Pool Systems have recently become popular because of the water clarity and soft water quality. Salt Water Pool Systems are also
low in maintenance and require very little chemical additives for day to day upkeep.
However, Salt Water Pool Systems will speed up the wear & tear. After 3-5 years it becomes apparent that it is very hard on your entire pool system including any concrete, brick, tile or stone facing surrounding your pool, causing a powdery flaking substance that will weaken any mortar and will eventually cause it to fall out. (This could cause re-sealing for every pool season). Any minor leaks from your water pool pump (that’s not repaired immediately),
will cause the pump motor to cease. Metal parts such as ladders, diving boards, slides, and lights may oxidize.
Remember that salt is a corrosive and Salt Water Systems are not recommended for pool liners or pool systems
and surrounding areas that are not designed to support Salt Water Systems.
If you’re considering upgrading to a Salt Water System, do your diligence first and consult with us to discuss the long term effects.