Do you have a fibreglass pool? Do you want to have just freshwater and synthetic chlorine in there? A taste of the ocean in your own backyard is a real treat especially during the warmer months.
A saltwater pool has lower chlorine levels than that of traditional chlorine pools. The reason behind this is that the chlorine produced in saltwater pools is steady. Instead of adding more chlorine, you add more salt. This is when a saltwater generator makes the hypochlorous acid through the process of electrolysis.
Electrolysis is the process by which the salt breaks down by a surge of electricity through a saltwater solution. This is for the pool’s sanitation.
Are you interested in changing your fibreglass pool system into a saltwater one? Check out these advantages of saltwater fibreglass pools:
- It is a minimal maintenance pool. The latest saltwater systems can keep your saltwater pool clear and clean for a couple of weeks without additional help.A chlorine pool needs chlorine maintenance weekly. All you need to do is add more salt to the saltwater generator. If you have a chlorine pool, you would have to shock your pool with chlorine often. In saltwater pools, you do this less frequently. You just need to shock your saltwater pool when algae bloom (turning the pool green) and after some heavy downpour.
- Your skin becomes softer. A saltwater pool has a tenth of ocean water’s salinity. It is just like the saltiness of your tears. You can still open your eyes underwater. When you step out of the pool, your skin feels softer. It also helps those with skin allergies, as opposed to traditional pools, in which chlorine causes burns, dryness, and itchiness.
- Salt storage is not fussy. When you store salt for our saltwater pool, it doesn’t need a lot of special attention and consideration. Chlorine requires careful storage so that its effectiveness is preserved well, and its fumes do not cause harm. Pool owners who use chlorine, store chlorine in a dry, well-ventilated, cool room.
A saltwater generator works great with any fiberglass pool as the material does not react with the salt. For more guidance in maintaining your fiberglass pool, talk to your local pool supply store. They will be more than happy to help you with your transition from the conventional pool to a saltwater pool.