Salt water chlorination systems have grown increasingly popular in recent years and now represent over half of new swimming pool installation in South Florida alone. Owners of existing traditional chlorinated pools are also converting their pools to salt water chlorination. Why are so many pool owners choosing to make the switch to a salt water system? Salt water pools offer several advantages over its traditional pool sanitization, including:
Traditional Chlorinators vs. Salt Water Chlorinators
- A more convenient sanitization method compared to traditional chlorine. Salt water systems operate independently with easy maintenance.
- Lower costs compared to the traditional form of liquid or solid chlorine.
Salt water chlorination produces clean and crystal clear pool water that is safe to enjoy.
- Salt chlorination is a natural pool sanitation method which produces a milder form of chlorine. This helps produces fewer chloramines to eliminate its harsh chemical odor and reduce skin and eye irritation.
Like traditional chlorination systems, salt water pools require the proper levels of pH, total alkalinity, and water hardness. Additionally, proper water balance will help protect your pool equipment and all who use your pool by making the chlorine more effective at eliminating bacteria, viruses, and algae found in the water. The recommended salt level is 2800 to 3500 parts per million. As a reference, ocean water is 35000 parts per million. When salt is needed, it is simply added directly to the pool.
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Horizon Pool and Patio: Palm Beach County Pool Experts
Recognized as the premier salt water chlorination specialist in Palm Beach County, Horizon has been serving the Central-Western communities since 1985. As a family-owned and operated business, we are committed to providing outstanding service to both residential and commercial clients in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, The Acreage, Loxahatchee, Greenacres, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach and many other communities. We specialize in pool and spa maintenance, equipment repairs, retail supplies and equipment, and complete pool renovations and remodeling. Come by our retail location and check out our pool surface display to help you plan your pool resurface project. Financing your project is readily available. We are located at 12785A Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414 or call (561) 790-0665 for more information.