Are you planning on getting a salt water pool? Or do you have an existing swimming pool that you would like to convert to a salt water system? With the right pool company, converting to a salt water system is affordable and easy. Of course, whether you have a traditional pool or a salt water pool, it still entails being responsible for cleaning and maintenance. Bryte Pool offers salt water pool service in Las Vegas and nearby communities.
Swimming in a pool filled with bacteria and other contaminants is a big no-no. A dirty swimming pool is a big turn-off; instead of being a place to relax and have fun, having a dirty pool could be a real pain in the neck.
To maintain salt water pools, you’ll need to be on top of keeping the pump, filter, and skimmer clean and in mint condition. As a salt water pool owner, you also need to check the salt chlorinator cell and replace it as needed. The salt chlorination cell is responsible for salt water chlorination and if it is not functioning as it should, the water quality may be compromised. Testing the water regularly for correct water chemistry levels is a basic premise of keeping your salt water pool clean and clear.
With salt water pools, you must inspect the salt chlorinator cell and replace it when needed. Test regularly for proper water chemistry to maintain clean, clear pool water.
While a salt water pool is still a chlorinated pool, it still has some few advantages over regular chlorinated pools. For one, salt water pools don’t have that somewhat strong smell from chlorine. The water of salt water pools is also clear and smooth, and gentler on the eyes, hair, and skin.
With salt water pools, there’s no need to store, handle, or get a whiff of strong chlorine because the chlorine generator produces it. This is why checking the chlorine generator is a vital step in salt water pool service.
Another benefit of having a salt water pool is enjoying lower annual cost of pool maintenance compared to regular chlorine pools.
Unlike regular chlorine pool water, salt water pool water is soft, soothing, and will not dry out or irritate your skin and hair.
If you’re into water conservation, salt water pool systems are recommended because they require less draining than regular chlorine pools.
Just like regular chlorine pools, salt water pools also need regular pool servicing and maintenance.
Make it a habit to clean your pool and filters regularly, if possible, daily. Clean the skimmer and empty the pump basket as needed. Whenever you see any visible debris, skim them to avoid making them end up at the bottom of your pool floor. If your pool is in the backyard, it is highly prone to leaves, twigs, branches, and insects. Make sure to stay on top of pool cleaning to prevent it from feeling and looking “swampy.”
At least once a week, the pH of your salt water pool should be tested. There are available test strips you can buy for easy monitoring. Take note that normal free chlorine ranges between 1 to 3 ppm, while the pH should range between 7.2 to 7.6. If you notice that the chlorine level of your pool is off, you can adjust the generator.
Part of monthly salt water pool service and maintenance should include checking the alkalinity, calcium, stabilizer, and salinity levels.
Maintaining a salt water pool can take up your time and if you want to just sit back and relax, you can always contact the pool pros.