Can a salt system be installed on my existing pool equipment?
Yes, It is compatible with all standard pool equipment.
Is it dangerous to swim in chlorine?
I personally won't swim in a chlorine pool. Studies say that chlorine is 5 times more dangerous than second hand smoke.
If salt water pools are so much better than chlorine pools, then why hasn't my pool service company recommended it?
Because that would mean change. Change that you the homeowner would be saving and putting back into your pocket. Frankly, most service tech's are just condition to use chlorine, it's the norm and they fear the unknown. Salt systems can actually eliminate the need for the weekly "pool guy". So what's in it for him?
Do I have to drain all the water from my pool for this?
No, The existing water from the pool does not need to be changed.
What does it take to convert my pool to a salt pool and what causes the need to replenish it?
Most pools in this region are between 10,000 and 12,000 gallons of water and initial start up would require between 280 and 320 lbs of product to get properly balanced. (which is included in the installation pricing)After the initial start up, the only time you will need to add salt is when it rains. Fresh water dilution is the only way your halite parts per million will drop. Which is why you will add more salt to your pool in the summer months and hardly any in the winter months.
Will my pool taste like the ocean water?
No, It will not taste like the ocean.
Will the water burn my eyes, like it does in my chlorine pool or the ocean?
No, It will not burn your eyes, actually there is more salt in your eyes than in the pool water.
What makes them so efficient?
In an ordinary chlorine pool, chlorine levels change dramatically, when the pool is shocked, the chlorine levels are high, and right before it is shocked they are generally low. With the aqua rite chlorination systems, the levels remain constant, because it manufactures chlorine systematically every hour, at a programmed percentage of the hour. Therefore, the pool is never at a low chlorine level at any period of time. This allows for less overall use of chlorine, and virtually no opportunity for significant algae and bacterial growth, because it does not allow chlorine levels to drop.
Will my salt generated pool be clean and sterilized like with a chlorine generated system?
Yes, Since the salt system creates chlorine, your pool will be clean and sterilized. Salt systems give you the best water quality you have ever seen.
How will converting to a salt pool save me money?
Chlorine prices are going up every month, and will continue to rise in the future. If you break down all your annual chlorine expenses as well as the costly inconvenience of retrieving and storing the chlorine, you will find the tangible and more importantly the intangible costs are a quite high. Salt is one of the most available resources in the world and prices for salt are cheap and seem to actually be getting more reasonable. Even Home Depot and Lowes carry pool salt now, and are pricing at whole sale prices.
What is it like swimming in salt pool?
Amazing, You will feel like your at the spa soaking in silky soft water , and your skin & hair will never feel softer.