Sanitising swimming pool water with a salt water chlorinator is a popular option for pool owners are looking for an alternative to chlorine tablets and granules. It’s a simple and eco-friendly way to keep your pool water clean. According to wikipedia, the benefits of salt water chlorination systems in pools are due to the “the convenience and the constant delivery of pure chlorine-based sanitizer. The reduction of irritating chloramines versus traditional chlorinating methods and the “softening” effect of electrolysis reducing dissolved alkali minerals in the water are also perceived as benefits. For some people that have sensitivities to chlorine, these systems may be less offensive. Salt water pools are cheaper to maintain throughout the year, since salt is significantly cheaper than the commercial chlorines.”
Salt water chlorinators have grown in popularity in the UK, despite being around since the 1980s. Simply add salt to your swimming pool (don’t worry it’s only about one ninth as salty as sea water), the salt will pass through the chlorinator cell and turn into chlorine. This chlorine is then used up sanitising the pool water and eventually turns back into salt and the cycle starts again. You don’t need to constantly add salt, in fact most salt chlorinated pool owners only need to add it a couple of times a year!
Due to the automatic nature of salt water chlorinators, running the sanitation this way is also very useful for pool owners who are unable to add traditional methods of chlorine to their pool every couple of days. If you’re interested in finding out more about the benefits of salt water chlorination for your swimming pool, get in touch today.