Saltwater swimming pools around the Tampa Bay area are becoming more popular than ever before. Many homeowner’s love how easy they are to take care of.
For those that want to spend more time swimming in their pool and spend less time caring for it, a saltwater swimming pool may be a great option to consider.
A saltwater swimming pool may initially cost more than a traditional swimming pool, however, it can pay off in the long run. For example, you won’t need to pay for chlorine tablets to clean your swimming pool water. This can add up to quite a savings each month.
The amount of time that you will save will depend on the size of your swimming pool as well as the quality of the products you use for it. You may be skeptical of the pool without chlorine, but the fact is that it is made from the salt in the water.
You definitely need to test your saltwater swimming pool as you would with any other pool on a regular basis. If the system isn’t regulated properly you can end up with too much or too little chlorine being produced. As a result, some of the equipment could end up ruined. You don’t want to be replacing things on your swimming pool for it to function properly all the time. The level of salt in the swimming pool should be from 2,500 to 3,000 parts per million.
Many homeowners who own a pool will find this to be a worthwhile trade off though. In addition to the saving money on chemicals every month, they also don’t have to handle them or have to worry about getting the right amount of each one added, or even getting these chemicals on their skin and or in their eyes. For those with children and pets around it is also a relief not having to worry about them getting into such products as well.
However, with all that being said, there may be times that you may need to add chlorine to saltwater swimming pools. Many saltwater pool owners that live in areas where they get heavy rains, such as the Tampa area, will likely be required to have chlorine added. In addition, if the swimming pool is used all the time with a lot of people using it, you may find that you may to add chlorine as well.
If you are adding chlorine to your saltwater swimming pool, it is wise to not do so without consulting an expert first. You don’t want to throw everything off balance by adding chlorine when you don’t need to. You also want to make sure you are adding the right amount of it.
Saltwater swimming pools that have been in place for years can have discoloration on the bottoms of them. They can get a yellowish or brownish tint to them. This is the result of the salt settling on the bottom of the swimming pool. There are some effective chemicals you can add to your water on a regular basis to prevent this from occurring. Once the stains are in place they are almost impossible to remove, so this needs to be done as a preventative measure.
Sometimes the salt can result in areas of your swimming pool such as the stairs and railings to rust. You want to protect them from doing so though as it will make your swimming pool appear dingy. There are plenty of preventative treatments you can use for this. Newer saltwater swimming pools are also made from materials that aren’t very likely to rust.
To help save water you can put your backwash to good use. It won’t harm your grass or your plants so use it to water them. Taking care of saltwater swimming pools is different, but many pool owners will tell you that their swimming pool maintenance may seem to be easier.
Take the time to learn more about the benefits of saltwater swimming pools as well as the disadvantages. This way you will know exactly what you are getting into should you commit to buying one.
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