Saltwater chlorinators drastically reduce the amount of chemicals you need to add to your pool, making your water healthier and safer, while cutting back on chemical costs. Saltwater chlorinators use electrolysis to break down ordinary table salt, and after a series of chemical reactions, produce chlorine. Owning a salt chlorination system does not mean your pool is completely chlorine or chemical free. It means that it uses a generator that automatically produces its own liquid chlorine, rather than having to manually add chlorine.
The difference between a saltwater swimming pool and a chlorinated pool is that saltwater chlorinators lack chloramines. These are the irritants in most pools that cause burning eyes, itchy, dry skin, and give off a foul smell. Many salt chlorinators at Pool Express come with advanced features like digital LCD status screens, waterproof electronics, and automatic cleaning systems.
Saltwater pools can be more convenient than regular pools, since saltwater chlorinators provide a constant delivery of pure, chlorine-based sanitizer. A salt chlorination system gets rid of the harsh chloramines in chlorinated pools and they are easy to maintain. Without the addition of harsh chemicals, salt chlorine generators are considered to be healthier for swimmers, gentler on pool equipment, and better for the environment. Make sure to check the salt cell for buildup weekly during your swim season, and twice a month during the off season.
Another advantage of saltwater pools is the reduction of costs, on chemicals and maintenance steps. For example, the average owner of a regular chlorinated pool will spend about $150 to $200 dollars on chemicals alone during the summer, whereas a saltwater pool owner will spend about $20 dollars on upkeep. Make sure to check the salt cell located inside the chlorinator, and clean it regularly. This piece helps convert the table salt into chlorine, and can experience buildup over time.