Discover the advantages of salt water chlorination, one of the best ways to keep your pool clean.
The summer months are approaching, and the pool season is getting started. In this post we will talk about one of the most important parts: the water maintenance, in this case, with a salt water chlorination system.
In order to keep it clean, the pool water must be treated in some way. Nowadays, the water of most swimming pools is cleaned by adding chlorine, either in powder form, in tablets or in a liquid state. It is true that chlorine is an important chemical for water purification, but it should not be forgotten that it is a toxic element, which can cause respiratory problems in continuous exposures.
Salt water chlorination is a water maintenance alternative which avoids adding chlorine manually to the pool, improving water quality.
¿What salt water chlorination is?
Simplified, this process involves adding common salt to our pool to perform an electrolysis process, using a device called saline chlorinator. This device separates the chlorine from sodium, from the salt that we have previously added into the pool. In this way, through the use of common salt, the necessary chlorine for water maintenance is obtained, in a cyclic process that is repeated continuously.
The concentration of salt in the water of this type of pool is usually about 5 grams per liter. As a reference, seawater usually has a salt concentration of about 35 grams per liter, 84% more than in a pool with saline chlorination.
Therefore, apart from being perfectly suitable for bathing, the water in these pools is not harmful to the environment.
One of the inconveniences of this system is the initial investment that has to be made. The price of the devices that have to be installed in the pool is usually higher than in traditional chlorination. Although it should be noted that this initial price will remain amortized in the medium term, due to the lower maintenance that we will have to do.
The main advantages of salt water chlorination are the following:
Less maintenance: With this system, the pool maintenance is reduced to a periodic control of the PH and the adding of salt to maintain its concentration in the water.
Higher water quality: As a consequence, we avoid eye and skin irritation and damage to the hair and bath clothes
Lower absorption of chlorine through the body: through this method, the concentration of chlorine in the water is lower, so we can enjoy a cleaner water.
Therefore, salt water chlorination is a great maintenance method, which greatly reduces the presence of potentially toxic substances in the water of our pool. In addition, the maintenance level is lower, so we will have less worries and we will be able to enjoy a higher quality water during the summer months.
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