If I own a saltwater pool, is the chlorine generated by the system sufficient as the only maintenance?
I will always remember my early years when salt systems were introduced in Quebec. There was this poster of a man playing golf, and it was written in huge characters ‘THIS IS HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR POOL’, with a tiny little salt system in the corner. You wouldn’t just put chlorine in your pool every day and hope for a good result, problems wouldn’t be very far ahead.
Although a salt-based chlorine generation system is wonderful because it gives you constant chlorine without hassle, and without the addition of materials other than chlorine, you still need to keep a minimum of maintenance routine in order to preserve your system, swimming pool and also the bather in good health! Most traditional pool care products cannot withstand the temperature and the very high chlorine level of the salt water cell. They will break on their first pass in this environment. Salt water also means water rich in minerals, and if it is not properly balanced, more corrosive and scale forming than many people would think.
In order to prevent stains, corrosion or even crumbling or scaling of your pool surface or equipment, it is essential to balance your parameters such as pH, alkalinity and calcium hardness appropriately to your salt water pool. There are also a few simple steps to take periodically to get the most out of your pool, such as cleaning the cell, or applying Pristiva Primer and Pristiva Premium Shock monthly, when you leave and close your pool.
Find out from your specialists to minimize replacement costs and ensure protection for your pool, and happiness for your family in salt water like you would at the beach!