What’s the Best Way to Chlorinate a Pool?

In Water Tech by The LeverEdge

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Is there a better way to chlorinate your pool than using harsh chemicals?

Are you tired of using harsh liquids, powders, or tablets to chlorinate your pool? What if you could use salt instead and get the same sanitization without irritating your skin, bleaching your swimsuits, and corroding your pool? You can if you switch to a salt chlorination system!

What is salt chlorination? How does it work? What are the benefits? Here’s what you need to know about salt chlorine systems.

What Is Salt Chlorination?

Salt chlorine generators convert saltwater from your pool into chlorine gas. This gas sanitizes your pool in lower concentrations than other forms of chlorine, so you get the benefits without the eye-stinging and pool-corroding effects of traditional pool chlorination methods. A saltwater pool is 1/10 the salinity of the ocean, so it’s extremely gentle on your skin, swimsuit, and pool pump.

All you do is add a special salt to your pool. The salt chlorine generator takes the saltwater into a special cell that converts the salt into chlorine gas and adds it to your pool water. It’s as easy as that to keep your pool sanitized! No more handling harsh chlorine tablets, powders, or liquids.

Benefits of Salt Chlorination

Salt chlorine generators have numerous benefits, including:

  • Cost savings. Salt chlorination costs about half as much as other methods of pool chlorination. How quickly could your salt chlorination system pay for itself with those savings?
  • Convenience. The salt used is easier and safer to buy, store, and use than other types of chlorine, and it’s safer to have around your kids.
  • Comfort. Salt chlorination is much gentler on your skin, hair, pool, and clothing than traditional types of chlorine.

Traditional Forms of Chlorine

You’re probably using one of these types of pool chlorine currently. How does it hold up compared to the benefits of salt chlorination?

  • Liquid Bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite) is the least expensive type of pool chlorine, but it’s highly corrosive and has a pH of 13 or higher, so you need to add acid to your pool water to balance it out and you must constantly monitor your pool’s pH level.
  • Chlorine gas, while common in public pools, is dangerous if it is mishandled, so it isn’t usually used in backyard pools.
  • Cal-Hypo (Calcium Hypochlorite) is a common powdered chlorine. While it may seem convenient, it adds high levels of corrosive calcium to your water and has a high pH of about 12.
  • Chlorine Tablets (Trichlor), on the other hand, are extremely acidic, so you must add a pH increaser to maintain a proper pH balance in your pool water.

Learn More Today

If you’re ready to learn more about our salt chlorination systems and discuss which one might be best for you and your pool, contact The LeverEdge today. You can click here or call 813-403-5100 to speak to one of our experts and select the right system.

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