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Salt Chlorine Generators in Bucks County and Montgomery County

img_salt_genSaltwater pools are becoming the norm in North American pools. They were introduced in the mid 80s and have been building momentum ever since. If you have swam in a commercial pools chances are you have already swam in a saltwater pool.

What is it and how does it work?

A saltwater pool is a pool that uses table salt to generate chlorine. It eliminates the need to manually handle and add chlorine to your pool. It requires a one-time dose of less than 1 teaspoon of salt to every gallon of pool water. A salt chlorine system consists of a Salt Cell and a Power Supply that energizes the cell. As the dissolved salt flows through the generator cell, which is plumbed in at the end of your filtration system, the salt is electrolytically converted to pure chlorine which is then distributed throughout the pool sanitizing the water and keeping it fresh, clear, and safe for swimmers. Salt levels in a salt pool are very low at around 3200ppm. Seawater is around 10X as much salt as a salt pool at around 35,000ppm.

Why is it beneficial?

Salt Chlorine Generation is convenient, safe, cost effective and ecofriendly.  Salt chlorine generation takes the guesswork out of chlorinating your pool. Chlorine is added automatically and at a controlled rate whenever the pump and filter system is running. It eliminates the need to shock your pool, which dramatically reduces down time and allows you to use your pool each and every day. Shocking your pool drives the chlorine level 5-10 times higher than the safe swimming level. Therefore eliminating the need to shock the pool also prolongs the life of your pool shell whether it’s a liner, fiberglass, or plaster surface. It eliminates the need to buy, transport, store, and handle corrosive chlorine tablets or liquid chlorine. Although you will still need to balance PH and Alkalinity it helps you to keep your water chemistry in check, which reduces expensive trips to the local pool store. Once you have achieved around 3200ppm of salt with the initial dosage there is no need to add any salt unless you lose a large quantity of water. Many people like the silky smooth feel of a salt pool. The salt level in a pool is a closer match to the salinity level of your eyes and skin which in-turn reduces skin and eye irritation. Salt Chlorine Generation is gaining in popularity because it is time and cost effective and it makes your pool water more comfortable and easier to manage.

Can my pool be converted to a Salt Pool?

Almost all pools are capable of being converted to a salt pool. The conversion is relatively inexpensive and can be completed in 4-6 hours. ROI is around 4-5 years. After the system pays for itself you will actually be able to save money in future years all while enjoying the advantages of a salt pool. Please contact us for more information and a free quote for conversion to Salt Chlorine Generation.