Stop Using Traditional Chlorine to Sanitize Your Pool

In Water Tech by The LeverEdge

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Save Money, Hassle, and Time With a Salt Chlorine Generator

Did you know you can sanitize your pool without harsh chlorine?

Whether you use liquid, powder, or tablets, every method of traditional pool chlorination has its downsides. There’s an easier way. With a salt chlorination system, you could save money, time, and the consequences of using harsh chemicals to sanitize your pool.

Let’s learn about the benefits of a salt chlorine generator and how you can leave behind the traditional hassle of keeping your pool safe.

Types of Swimming Pool Chlorine

Before we talk about the benefits of salt chlorination systems, we should take a look at the downsides of traditional methods of chlorinating your pool. Here are a few of the most common types of pool chlorination.

Chlorine Gas

At 100% chlorine, chlorine gas is the most potent form of chlorine product. While it’s commonly used in public pools and other large pools maintained by professionals, it’s overkill for most residential needs, especially since it can be dangerous if it’s mishandled.

Chlorine Tablets (Trichlor)

Many homeowners use chlorine tablets to sanitize their pools. They’re relatively cheap and you don’t necessarily need a fancy system to use them. However, it’s not recommended to just toss the tablets right into your pool, because the chemicals won’t disperse evenly. You should use an automatic chlorinator.

The biggest downside to chlorine tablets is that they have a low pH, typically around 3. That’s pretty acidic, so you may need to use a pH increaser to maintain pH balance between 7.2 and 7.8.

Liquid Bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite)

Liquid bleach is the least expensive form of chlorine sanitizer. It’s a favorite of pool professionals because they can buy it in bulk for a low cost.

However, liquid bleach can be highly corrosive to pool surfaces. Additionally, liquid bleach has a pH of 13 or higher. That means you need to add acid to counter the pH effects, adding another step and more cost to maintaining your pool.

Cal-Hypo (Calcium Hypochlorite)

The most popular powder pool sanitizer that homeowners use is Cal-Hypo, which has a relatively high concentration of chlorine at 65% or higher and is quite cost-effective.

The biggest downside to Cal-Hypo is that it raises the calcium levels in your water, which can cause corrosion to the pool surface. It also has a high pH of around 12, meaning you need to add acid to maintain goal pH levels.

Benefits of Salt Chlorination Systems

Salt chlorination systems work by converting salt into chlorine, so you never have to handle chlorine directly. All you need to do is add the right kind of salt, and the system converts it into chlorine levels that are high enough to kill germs without being so high that it’s harmful.

Compared to the hassle and cost of traditional chlorine, salt chlorination systems have a variety of benefits, including:

  • No more odor, stinging eyes, spills, or irritated skin
  • Easy to use
  • No more buying, storing, carrying, or handling chlorine
  • Cost-effective
  • No more bleached out bathing suits
  • Pool water is soft and gentle rather than hard

Get the Right Salt Chlorine Generator for You

To talk to one of our experts about which salt chlorination system is right for you, contact The LeverEdge by clicking here or calling 813-403-5100. We’ll help you pick the system that will offer the most convenience and cost savings compared to your current method of pool chlorination.

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