The Benefits of a Saltwater Pool
Saltwater pools are increasingly popular among Orlando homeowners due to their numerous advantages. One significant benefit is the reduction in harmful chemicals, as the need for frequent chlorine additions is eliminated. This minimizes exposure to harsh chemicals, reducing skin irritation and respiratory issues.
Saltwater pools provide a more soothing aquatic environment than traditional chlorinated pools, reducing eye redness and irritation while promoting softer, smoother skin. This creates a delightful swimming experience, particularly for individuals with delicate skin.
Furthermore, the ongoing maintenance of a saltwater pool can be more cost-effective in the long run. Although the initial investment may be higher, the reduced need for chemical sanitizers can lead to significant cost savings over time.
It is also worth noting that saltwater pools are environmentally friendly as they eliminate the need for chlorine manufacturing, transportation, and storage. By choosing a saltwater pool, you make a healthier choice not only for yourself and your family but also for the environment.
Converting to a Saltwater Pool: Essential Equipment
The process of converting your traditional chlorinated pool into a saltwater pool requires the right equipment.
We carry everything you need for a smooth transition, including:
- Saltwater chlorinator: Also known as a saltwater generator, it uses electrolysis to convert salt into chlorine, maintaining optimal sanitization levels in your pool.
- Salt cells: Salt cells are a vital component of the saltwater chlorinator. They facilitate the electrolysis process, breaking down the salt into its constituent parts to produce the sanitizing agents.
- Salt: Regular table salt (sodium chloride) is all you need. It's essential to ensure that the salt is pure and free from any additives.
- Saltwater pool test kit: A saltwater test kit is essential to monitor and maintain the correct salt and chlorine levels in your pool.
- Replacement parts for your existing pool equipment: Depending on the current condition of your pool equipment, you may need to make some updates. For example, you might need to upgrade your pool pump, filter, or pool heater to models designed to withstand saltwater.
At Fiji Pools, we ensure a seamless transition from a traditional chlorinated pool to a more health-friendly, low-maintenance saltwater pool. Contact us at (888) 303-5565 today to get started with your pool conversion.
Tips for Maintaining a Saltwater Pool
Maintaining a saltwater pool is relatively straightforward and requires less effort compared to traditional chlorinated pools.
Here at Fiji Pools, we recommend the following steps to ensure your saltwater pool remains clean, clear, and enjoyable:
- Check salt levels regularly: Salt levels in your pool should ideally be within 2700 to 3400 ppm. Use a reliable saltwater pool test kit to monitor these levels regularly. Too little salt may hinder the production of chlorine, while too much salt may lead to damage in your pool equipment.
- Inspect the salt chlorinator: Regular inspection of the salt cell in your chlorinator is crucial to protect it from calcium scale buildup, which can hamper its efficiency. When needed, clean the salt cell with a mild acid solution as per the manufacturer's instructions.
- Monitor the pH Levels: Maintaining the correct pH balance in your pool is just as important in a saltwater system as it is in a traditional pool. Aim for a pH level between 7.2 and 7.8 to prevent scaling and ensure optimal chlorine effectiveness.
- Maintain the tight eater level: The water level in your pool should be halfway up the opening of your pool skimmer. A very high or low water level can put a strain on your pool pump and affect the efficiency of your pool filter.
- Regularly brush and vacuum your pool: Algae and residue can still build up in a saltwater pool. Brush the pool walls and floor weekly, and vacuum when necessary to keep the water clear and clean.
Even though saltwater pools require less hands-on maintenance, they still need ongoing care. For professional help, count on Fiji Pools.
Trust Your Pool to Fiji Pools
At Fiji Pools, we're dedicated to delivering the best pool experience possible. Our expert team is committed to providing comprehensive, quality service for your saltwater pool, from equipment installation and conversion to regular maintenance and equipment repairs. We offer a wide range of services and top-notch saltwater pool equipment to cater to every need and ensure your pool remains clean, healthy, and inviting.
We understand that each pool and its owner have unique requirements. That's why we tailor our offerings to meet your specific needs and preferences, always prioritizing your satisfaction. With our extensive knowledge and commitment to excellence, Fiji Pools is your trusted partner for all your saltwater pool needs in Orlando.
As a state-licensed pool and spa contractor, we promise to do what it takes to meet and exceed your expectations when you hire us for the job.
With multiple locations throughout Florida and decades of experience, we have the knowledge and experience to provide expert pool cleaning services.
Our team is consistently undergoing training to provide you and your home with the latest technology and cleaning techniques.
We are committed to keeping your pool clean year-round. You can count on us to provide up-front pricing and reliable pool cleaning services.