Everyone seems to ask the same questions about pool sanitizers or has something to say like..."I have a salt pool". Practically every pool built on the Treasure Coast is a "Salt Pool".
It's a myth, you don't have a salt pool..You have a chlorine pool with a salt base.
Let me explain, your salt cell is a device that creates chlorine through Electrolysis. The cell runs voltage across the cell blades which are covered in ruthenium oxide and the salt water is converted to chlorine gas.
It's important to note that salt cells have a finite life span because as the voltage is passed over these blades the ruthenium oxide coating is worn off and depleted. A salt chlorinator is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to pool sanitizers.
The ultimate way to sanitize your swimming pool is with a Salt Chlorinator and Ozone generator combination unit. Imagine never buying chlorine again and having the clearest water available, bacteria and virus free. Ozone destroys, iron, manganese, oils and other contaminates.
UV systems are sort of in their own category because they can literally do everything chlorine can do but do it better. Generally speaking we rarely see UV systems in residential swimming pools in this particular market. However they are slowing being added to new swimming pool builds. Due to the increased number of requests, we've started stocking them in our warehouse to upgrade existing pools.
As you can see there are several options to keep your pool water healthy for you and your family. Before you make a purchase, alway consult a pool professional to make sure you're are making the right decision.
The salt cell or generator utilizes a process called electrolysis to break down or separate the salt also known as sodium chloride or NaCl in the water.
UV systems work by flowing pool water over a UV lamp that kills bacterial DNA in the pool water passing over it. They offer additional pool water sanitation along with chlorine or other chemicals by destroying chlorine-resistant microbes and other contaminants while reducing chemical consumption.
Combination units combine Salt chlorination and ozone together to give you the ultimate pool sanitation available. This is best choice for optimal pool water quality.
1. Salt water enters the cell
2. Cell verifies flow, temp and salinity level
3. Cell powers up and runs current between the blades and turns the salt water into Chlorine gas.
Give us a call! We'll be happy to go over the options with you.