Saltwater Systems: The Benefits and Challenges

When families think about taking a dip at the pool, they might not always think about the type of water sanitation used.  People who visit the pool should not have to worry about that.  However, it is important for pool operators to know the benefits and challenges of the different choices that keep pools clean.

Salt water pools are popular for those looking for a soft, silky, spa-like feeling when they enter the pool.  Aside from the feel of a salt water pool, there are other benefits that help keep the water clean for the public.  There are less chemicals to buy because electrolysis is used to create chlorine in the water.  Maintenance is also reduced because the pH control chemicals are typically reduced.

The electrolysis method started in 1893, so this is not a new idea.  Since then, the equipment was improved and methods of reducing the corrosion were created.  While chemical costs can be reduced along with operating costs, electrical costs will increase and periodic replacement of the electrodes will be needed. Your pool designer will use your pool size to help you make an informed decision about your pool water treatment.

When families make the choice to swim at public pools, they should feel confident about clean pool water.  As city officials make decisions, they should know they are entrusted with the public’s safety and peace of mind.  A salt system is another tool community leaders and pool operators can consider when planning the pool’s operation.

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