Salt Water Pools


Salts Water Pools Maintenance and Cleaning Service

Clear Brite Pools in Phoenix Arizona are Salt Water Pros, we know how to keep your salt water pool clean and handle all the necessary pool maintenance.

Salt water pools were developed in Australia in the 1960s and currently account for about 80 percent of all pools there. They were first introduced in the United States in the 1980s and became very popular in the mid-1990s as the technology improved. In 2007, salt water pools accounted for nearly three-quarters of new pool installations, up from about 15 percent in 2002. There are about 1.3 million salt water pools in the U.S. today.

Salt water pool systems are often sold as “maintenance free” leading pool owners to believe that the only thing necessary to maintain their pool is to keep the salt level in check. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The pool water chemistry still needs to be tested weekly in order to keep the pH, alkalinity, stabilizer level, and salt levels in check. Without routine and proper maintenance, a salt water pool like any other pool will quickly turn into a maintenance nightmare.

salt-water-pool-maintenanceHow do salt water pools work?

Both salt water pools and traditional chlorine pools use chlorine to sanitize the water. The difference is that salt water pools use a chlorine generator to produce natural chlorine from salt by separating salt molecules into their component parts: chloride and sodium. After salt is converted to chlorine to sanitize and oxidize the water within the generator, chlorine converts back to salt when it re-enters the pool, and the process continues over and over again, conserving the salt and keeping sanitizer levels balanced.

Traditional pools, on the other hand, require the pool owner to add chlorine and other chemicals on a regular basis, because the chlorine is “consumed” as it sanitizes the water. Traditional chlorine pools can be easily converted to salt water pools by purchasing and installing a chlorine generator.

After you have added salt to your swimming pool, you will only be adding additional salt over time to maintain the levels.  That is why the initial cost of a salt water pool is more than chlorine, but over time the cost goes down significantly. Rain will dilute the amount of salt in the pool. Also, the more you backwash the pool and the more water loss you have, the more water you will need to add to the pool. Which again will dilute the amount of salt in the water so you have to add more.

Salt water Pool Services

Salt water pools need special handling and maintenance. They use a special saltwater Chlorine generator, usually in the form of a floating basket that contains a solid tablet. The salt tablets located in the pool pump must be carefully checked to ensure that the proper amount of salt is being placed in the water. if the salt level is too low, then the amount of free chlorine formed will also be too low.

If done right, salt water pool maintenance is a lot less work than caring for an ordinary chlorine pool, but you have to know what you’re doing.

We are experts at cleaning and Maintaining Salt Water Pools.  We offer maintenance service plans that including pool cleaning and pool equipment upkeep.  If you want to enjoy your Salt Water Pool without any problems let Clear Brite Pools handle your pool maintenance and pool cleaning!


What are the benefits of salt water pools?

The growth of salt water pools has been driven by consumer enthusiasm about their benefits, which include:

  • Water that’s gentler on skin, eyes, nose and hair. Salt water pools have approximately one-tenth the salinity of ocean water and about one-third the salinity of human tears. Swimmers enjoy the soft feel of the water, and it’s more soothing to skin and hair and easier on eyes and noses than the water found in traditional chlorine pools. And there’s no unpleasant chlorine smell.
  • Simplified, more convenient maintenance. Because salt water pools generate their own chlorine, pool owners don’t have to buy, transport, store and handle hazardous chlorine chemicals. And when owners use salt specifically formulated for salt water pools, maintenance is simpler than with traditional chlorine pools and saves time and money.
  • Environmentally friendlier. Routine pool maintenance doesn’t involve the handling and storage of manufactured chlorine and lessens the need for other potentially hazardous chemicals.salt Water Pools

Saltwater pools have many advantages, including less maintenance and lower overall cost. Building a new salt water pool or converting your existing pool to a salt water system will cost more than a chlorine-based system. However, the cost will pay for itself within the first two to three years depending on how much you use your pool!

A saltwater pool will not leave you with the feeling of swimming in the ocean and the water will not taste salty like the ocean. This system is meant to provide you with the same benefits as a chlorine-based system pool, without the large amounts of harmful chemicals.

Salt Water Pools in Phoenix Arizona are becoming more and more popular each year.  It started off as a status symbol and now people are starting to see the actual benefits too!


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