If you’re reading this right now you’re most likely contemplating on converting your chlorine pool into a little Dead Sea in your backyard, which is as cool as it sounds. Here’s little brief explanation as to why a salt water pool might be safer and more convenient than your boring chlorine pool. Even though chlorine pools have been around since the 1970’s they have only recently started to gain popularity due to its lower prices to upkeep them. Salt water is as well way healthier for your hair, eyes and makes you have softer skin and only by its name you can tell salt water is healthier and kicks chlorine waters ass. So if you read this far I’m assuming you’re rather convinced and you’d like to take advantage of all these benefits. Now the conversion itself isn’t as hard as it sounds like so you’re in luck, and we got you.
• Step 1: Should I drain my pool? Its up to you if you want to drain your pool but its recommended if you use an antibacterial in your current pool than you might want to pull the drain. The ingredient in the antibacterial is a chemical called polyhexamethylene biguanide, (I bet you can’t pronounce that) this chemical isn’t compatible with chlorine, since your salt water pool still will have a small dosage of chlorine in it. If you don’t remove that chemical your pool water won’t be balanced properly and the chlorine will be less helpful in keeping your pool water clean. We recommend that you should “burn” the antibacterial from your pool by using a high dose of chlorine instead of starting from scratch since it’ll save you the headache and your bottle of Tylenol. This option although will change the colour of your pool water to white for couple days until it dissolves, once it does you can start the salt water conversion.
• Step 2: How do I test my pool water? So your probably wondering what your testing for in your pool waters right now, and we’ll help you out now bare with me you wanna test for free chlorine, Alkalinity, calcium hardness, pH, cyanuric acid, heavy metals and of course... salt. If you want to make pool chemistry fixations do it in this set order: chlorine, alkalinity, pH, stabilizer, calcium hardness, then metals. Tip: Take time to add those adjustments, think that over before you install your chlorinator, once all your water is balanced you can finally start adding the salt.
Suggestion: Salt Water Test Strips
• Step 3: What type of processions should I take for my pool liner?Salt water chlorination systems works by passing an electrical current through stalinized water, causing a chemical reaction from electrolyse that makes chlorine from only salt molecules. There are two main parts of the salt chlorinator, the cell and the control board. In the cell electrolysis takes place and within the control board it lets you control how much chlorine you want in your swimming pool, I know its pretty cool. When you’re choosing that perfect Chlorinator keep these things in mind...or your notes, you might want to write this down.
• Price- You want a chlorinator that’s in your budget and high quality. Chlorinators can range from couple hundred to one thousand dollars. The cheaper it is doesn’t mean its necessarily worse but make sure to check on lifespan and replacement costs.
• Size- Choose the size you need based on your pool capacity in gallons. Suggestion: Hyward Aqua Rite Electronic Salt Chlorinator 25k Gal Cell Here are couple steps you can take to get that Salt Water Pool System going. Simply put you manufacturer your own chlorine in your backyard with installed (Chlorine Generator) equipment that is introduced into your plumbing. You add hundreds of pounds of pool salt to your swimming pool to create the sodium residual in your pool water. Once the residual (approximately 3500ppm) is present the Salt Water System can then electrically charge the sodium which converts sodium into (sodium hypo- chloride) liquid chlorine. The production of chlorine is adjustable, It is very low maintenance, you will only need to purchase bags of salt to add as the sodium level lowers due to dilution (added fresh water), You will still need to monitor your water chemistry carefully as is true of all pool water.
So now that you got everything set you have to install your chlorinator, Enjoy your new salt pool and all its awesome benefits.
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