You bought an above-ground pool for the pleasure it brings you and your family. Why not use a chlorination system that maximizes your enjoyment?
A saltwater chlorination system produces water with a noticeably softer, silkier feel without sacrificing any of the clarity or cleanliness. Because the chlorine is produced naturally in the pool rather than added manually, chlorine levels stay more consistent than in pools where chemicals have to be constantly dumped in.
As a result, saltwater chlorinated pools have less of the chlorine “odor” that irritates eyes and stings noses. The water also won’t turn blond hair green or fade swimsuits.
Saltwater chlorination is the standard for in-ground pools worldwide because of the superior water quality. The same system can now be used to make swimming in your above-ground pool even more relaxing and enjoyable.
The principal ingredient you add to saltwater chlorination pools is simple salt, not harsh chlorine chemicals. The salt turns to chlorine in the pool as part of a natural chemical process. That means less need for algaecides and other additives.
The reduced need for chlorine and other chemicals means less has to be manufactured and shipped to pool stores and other retailers. That also means fewer bottles that have to be hauled away or recycled.
Saltwater chlorinators even recycle the salt used to make chlorine. As part of the natural process, it is converted to chlorine and then the chlorine reverts to salt and the process repeats itself in a natural green cycle.
Saltwater chlorination is healthier for you in and out of the pool.
Out of the pool, because you add salt to the water, that means you don’t have to transport, store or handle harsh chemicals.
In the pool, water cleaned by saltwater chlorination has a softer, silkier feel and less of a chlorine “odor” than water to which chlorine has been directly added. That means less irritation to skin, eyes and nose. In addition, the water won’t bleach hair or fade swimsuits.
Also, chlorine levels are more consistent because it’s produced as part of a stable process, thus avoiding spikes in chlorine levels and the need to “shock” the pool to bring it to the necessary levels.
The principal ingredient in saltwater chlorination is common salt, which is less expensive and more readily available than chlorine. While the initial cost of a saltwater chlorination system is higher than a chemical chlorine treatment system, it will result in savings in just over a year.
You have a pool because you wanted to have more fun, not because you wanted more chores.
Traditional chlorination methods require a lot of work - constant monitoring of chemical levels and addition of chemical chlorine, algaecides and additives to keep levels steady. By contrast, saltwater chlorination systems work so well at maintaining chlorine levels that owners can go on vacation without worrying about their pool.
With a saltwater chlorinator, you add salt to your pool water and it works continuously. While you still have to monitor the water, you don’t have to add chemicals nearly as often and that means fewer trips to the pool supply store and more time to swim.