It’s amazing what a little salt can do to enhance the pool experience.
Having a properly sanitized and balanced pool is important for two reasons: Swimmer comfort and safety. But it can also dramatically extend the life of the pool and spa, materials and equipment. Wind, rain, sun and even the swimmers themselves affect water quality. That’s why pool owners are choosing salt to sanitize their pools. It gives them silky-soft, clean water with none of the negative effects of traditional chemically treated water. For the best pool experience, automatically.
Salt Chlorination FAQ
Will my pool taste like ocean water?
No, the ocean has about 20,000 parts per million (ppm) of salt in the water, while a saltwater pool has only about 3000 parts per million salt. At 3000 ppm, you generally cannot even taste the salt. Any water under 6000 ppm is still considered fresh water. Your eye contains about 9000 ppm salt.
Will my pool still be blue?
Yes, since the salt water system creates chlorine, the water is still blue and also very clear. A salt system gives your pool the best water quality you have ever seen.
Can it be installed on my existing pool equipment?
Yes, since the water is still considered fresh water, it is compatible with all standard pool equipment (pumps, filters, heaters, pool cleaners, etc.) If you have a stainless steel filter, check with the manufacturer. To our knowledge, the newer Pentair Nautilus Stainless Steel filters are the only ones not compatible with salt systems.
Does this soften my pool water?
Yes, and this is another benefit of the salt system. Many pool owners appreciate the soft feel of the water.
Where does the salt go?
We add granulated salt (looks a lot like table salt, but without any additives) to the pool according to manufacturer’s instructions. Most manufacturers recommend pouring it into the deep end of the pool, but read your directions carefully. The salt quickly dissolves in the pool water.
Will it save me money?
The fact that you don’t have to buy or use store bought pool chlorine will save a significant amount of money in the long run. The REAL REASON to go with a saltwater pool system is because of the fantastic water quality and convenience of eliminating the old way of sanitation.. The money savings is just icing on the cake.
Where can I get one for my pool?
We have been installing salt systems for years before they became popular. For a free estimate on installing a salt system on your pool, feel free to contact us.