Tips for Cleaning Saltwater Swimming Pools

by Pool Builders on 07-11-2011 in Articles

Owning a pool could be a dream come true for many people. It simply gives you endless hours of fun that is not only for you but for your entire family and friends too. You do not have to go to a public pool just to have some "swimming pool fun." if you have your very own pool at home, you can have it anytime you want.

However, as fun and exciting it is, maintaining the cleanliness of the pool and making sure that your pool water is clear is also challenging. Add up the fact that not all pool uses the same type of water. There are also saltwater pools; treating and maintaining it is slightly different from that of a traditional pool. That is what we are going to discuss today.

Salt-water swimming pools are much more convenient than a traditional one because of the fact that the salt water itself acts as a cleaning agent. However, to maximize its cleaning potential, you still need to do something. What you could do is to consult your pool supply dealer online or at the local pool supply store. Ask for the best brands of chlorine generator in the market. We all know how chlorine works but for the benefit of those who do not know, it acts as an agent for killing bacteria, algae and other organisms that could be dangerous to your health. If you add chlorine to salt water, it would maximize its cleaning potential. In addition, salt water works well with chlorine. You do not even have to measure the chlorine levels if you have a chlorine generator.

Before you purchase a chlorine generator, you should consider choosing a self - cleaning chlorine generating system. It is the best option that you have for it almost does everything for you. It only leaves you the task of checking the pool's salt content and you must do it in a regular basis. Checking the salt content is also easy for most chlorine generators has their own salt content meter or panel integrated with it, so it would be an easy task. Just in case it does not have that, you could try purchasing salt content testing strips on pool supply stores. If the salt content is lower, you need to add more salt but you should do it carefully. Ask the professionals about it first or your supplier. Usually, you only have to add 50 pounds of salt for every 1250 gallons of water just in case your pool's salt levels decrease.

Another thing that could also help is draining your pool once a year and changing the filters in your pool regularly. Add the chlorine generator and that is all that you need to know about maintaining salt-water swimming pools. In installing chlorine generators, you may still have to ask your supplier about the proper installation procedures to avoid mishaps. Other than that, these are all the things that you need to know about cleaning your salt-water swimming pool.

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