More and more people are learning the advantages of having a salt water swimming pool system. However, these types of pools have there own sets of issues that are fairly different from owning a typical pool. In addition, salt water swimming pool maintenance, or any type of pool for that matter, can be a very frustrating experience for the owner, because they’re just not sure how to take care of it properly. Luckily, it doesn’t need to be expensive or tiring any longer.
Common Problems Salt Water Pools Face
- “Run Away” Chlorine
- Calcium Build Up
If the water isn’t tested and balanced properly we come across an issue called run away chlorine. The chlorine created by the salt can actually damage certain parts of your swimming pool. For example, if not kept an eye on, chlorine can dissolve the heat exchange in your heater. Testing and balancing is very important for this reason.
If you live in an area where rainfall is very high, you’ll need to monitor the salt level more closely. Rain pushes the salt out of the pool water, and because of this you’ll more than likely need to add more salt than what may have been originally recommended.
Salt attracts calcium. This is especially true for plaster pools. Because of this scaling on the surface of the water is rather common.
In addition to the problems above, because pools are an open water system they are highly susceptible to environmental influences such as algae, viruses, bacteria and so on.
That’s why I highly recommend getting your hands on a good salt water swimming pool maintenance guide. These guides take the guess work out of how to maintain a safe and healthy swimming environment for your friends and family.
So STOP wasting your time maintaining your pool, when you could be enjoying it! swimming pool maintenance doesn’t need to be hard. You just need to know where to start!
Call Sac Valley Pool Service and we’ll transform your pool into a Salt Water Haven. Call Toll-Free 866-983-7665 and we’ll get started right away.