Pools can have a potential negative environmental impact resulting from using the chemicals that are necessary to keep a home pool clean and sanitary. Fortunately, many people are discovering that they can have the pool they desire without the attendant chemicals simply by changing over to a salt water pool.
Things You'll Need
- Salt water chlorinator
- Chlorine generator
- Non-iodized salt
- Conditioner (or stabilizer)
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If you are still using a standard pool cleansing and filtration system, you will need to change over to a saltwater chlorinator. The process is fairly simple, and can be done without hiring a professional. You can get the kit at any pool supply store.
After uncovering your pool, you can expedite the seasonal cleaning process by putting salt directly into the pool itself. Then simply make sure that your chlorine generator is functional. It will work similarly to a traditional pool filter, cleansing the pool water as it cycles through.
Allow the pool water to run through the filter for several days (depending on the size of the pool and how dirty the water is).
Check your pool’s pH level. The chlorine produced by the salt and the chemical process in the chlorine generator loses its ability to sanitize at pH levels above 7.88.
Add the appropriate level of conditioner or stabilizer recommended for your size pool. This will prevent the chlorine from leaching out of the pool as a result of being exposed constantly to sunlight.