The Salt Life

August 06, 2015 at 11:00 AM

So maybe you have just decided to put in a swimming pool or maybe you are tired of hassling with constant upkeep of your chlorinated pool and you want to make a change. You may have even tossed around the idea of putting in a salt chlorination system. But you still have questions. What exactly is a salt chlorination system and how can you benefit from it?

Water and Pool Solutions - Salt SystemsWhat exactly is salt chlorination and how is it different from regular chlorine?

The chlorine in a salt-water pool comes from the salt as it is dissolved by the salt system. In a regular chlorinated pool the chlorine comes from chemicals. Salt chlorination is a natural and more convenient way to sanitize your pool to the traditionally used chlorine chemicals. At Water & Pool Solutions, we use Hayward Salt Chlorination’s patented salt systems, the top leading salt systems in North America.

What are the benefits of a salt chlorination system?

Hayward’s salt systems deliver the 3C’s with each system, comfort, convenience and cost. Traditional chlorine can be harsh and cause irritation to the skin, eyes and hair. A salt-water pool will leave skin and hair feeling soft and red eyes will be a thing of the past. With a salt chlorination system the harsh smell of chlorine is eliminated.

A salt-water system offers convenience by reducing the number of times the water must be tested and chemicals adjusted. Gone are the days of lugging around heavy bottles and jugs of chlorine. Salt chlorinators continuously chlorinate your pool automatically. Also, salt is not evaporated so replenishing of the salt is only needed once or twice a year.

Salt chlorination can save you money in the long run, as much as 50% or more off the cost of chlorine. And because chlorine is converted back to salt after use, it can be used again to make chlorine.

Water and Pool Solutions - Salt SystemsThat sounds great, but are there any cons to installing a salt chlorination system?

A salt chlorination system has a higher upfront cost, between $400-$1,000, but the payout in the long run is worth it, saving customers more than 50% the cost of chlorine. Chlorine pools are cheaper at the onset but are harder to take care of and maintain. Chlorine pools take maintenance while salt chlorinated pools offer a little more money up front. Also, most of Hayward’s salt systems offer a 3-year warranty on parts and a 1-year warranty on labor.

To find out how much money you can save on chlorine visit Hayward’s Turbocell calculator here.

Are you ready to make the switch from chlorine to salt?

Call Water & Pool Solutions at 334-264-2700 and let us do the work for you, so you can get back to relaxing poolside. 

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