Saltwater

Salt pools can save time and money, however, some upkeep is still required.

Details:


Common Myths

Saltwater pools are “chlorine-free”

Saltwater pools aren’t very different from traditional pools using chlorine tabs or sticks. In fact, the main difference is the way you are adding chlorine. Manually, versus electronically through a process called electrolysis.

A saltwater pool is easier to own

Saltwater pools require the same maintenance and upkeep as traditional chlorine pools. You will still need to balance and adjust your pH, Total Alkalinity, and Chlorine levels.

Saltwater pools feel better on the skin, hair, and eyes

It’s important to note that a saltwater pool is still a chlorinated pool. Any difference to the feel of the water is because of the added salt. Salt, however, can have negative effects such as accelerated corrosion of equipment and cement, stone and stainless steel surfaces in and around the pool. There are other ways of achieving silky smooth water, like using BioGuards SilkGuard Complete Tablets or Sticks.

Directions:


Startup

  • Adjust the chlorinator to “Super Chlorinate” for 48 hours
  • Add 8 oz of Algae Complete per 10,000 gallons
  • Add 32 oz of Pool Opening Complete per 20,000 gallons
  • Add 32 oz of SaltScapes Scale Defender per 10,000 gallons

Bi-Weekly

  • Test water with SaltScapes Test Strips
  • Adjust pH, Total Alkalinity, and Chlorine levels as needed

Weekly

  • Maintain 3 ppm chlorine using the Salt Cell, shock as needed using 1 lb of Smart Shock per 12,000 gallons
  • Add 1.5 oz of Algae Complete per 10,000 gallons
  • Add 8 oz of Pool Complete per 8,000 gallons

Monthly

  • Bring at least two water samples in for Swimfun to do a computerized analysis
  • Add 32 oz of SaltScapes Scale Defender per 10,000 gallons
  • Add Strip Kwik per label instruction to degrease and clean filters