The Salt Water Pool Trend

Many people are discovering the benefits of transforming their pools from a chlorine system to a salt system.
Below are some points to consider when contemplating this conversion.


 Pros
(Low Maintenance/Low Ongoing Cost) 
Once the salt has been brought up to the proper levels
at the beginning of the pool season, very little upkeep is
required, making it ideal for a weekend home, or busy
travel schedules. Also, after the initial installation, ongoing maintenance cost
is minimal, since salt systems require less chemicals.
(No More Green Hair)
If you have teenage daughter with blonde hair, or even
if you yourself have blonde hair-you know the struggle of
the green tint that comes with spending too much time in
chlorine. With salt, you don’t have to worry about that!

Cons
(Initial Cost)
Converting your chlorine system to a salt
generator can be pricey up front. A typical salt water conversion
runs between $1000-$2000.
(Equipment Damage)
Salt can potentially cause a pool owner
to have to resurface their concrete pool sooner due to
the fact that salt can corrode at a faster rate. However, a salt
system will have little to no affect on a fiberglass pool. 

Myths
(Swimming in a Salt Water Pool Is Like Swimming in the Ocean)
The salt that is in a swimming pool is only about 1/10 of the amount that’s in the ocean.
The average salt levels in a pool should be between 3000-5000 ppm, whereas the salt levels in the ocean are approx. 35,000 parts per million (ppm).
(Salt Water = Chlorine Free)
Although it’s true that you are not adding chlorine to your pool, salt actually gets turned into chlorine through a process call electrolysis.
(I Need to Drain My Pool in Order to Switch to a Salt Generator)
FALSE. When new equipment is installed, there is no need to drain the pool since
the new salt added will be turned to chlorine (see above myth)

If you are interested in learning more about converting to a salt system, please give our office a call & we can send you more details!
865.966.8419

According to dictionary.com
electrolysis

noun
1.Physical Chemistry. the passage of an electric current through an electrolyte

with subsequent migration of positively and negatively charged ions to the negative and positive electrodes.
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