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Salt chlorine generators are a fantastic part of any pool. They are not without maintenance however. Depending on the usage of your unit, the life expectancy of certain components could vary quite a bit. The amount of chlorine you need and the system makes, could potentially wear out a system in just a couple short years. This can be avoided by keeping your water chemistry balanced, maintaining proper salt levels, and not allowing your pool to 'get behind' on chlorine, requiring your generator to run full blast for days or weeks. Remember just because you make your own chlorine doesn’t mean you don't need to use liquid chlorine or other supplemental sanitizer- you should be. Read More...
There are occasionally times when you might notice a small drip coming from your 'drain to waste' (DTW) or 'cleaner' valve. This is not uncommon or really a problem. Read More...
In certain situations pool water can be so dirty that the water is not worth filtering or simply cannot be filtered clean. These situations are often related to a pool being left open during the winter, the construction process, a flooding event, or an extreme algae infestation. Read More...
It is not uncommon for the drain to waste valve to develop a small leak and drip onto the equipment pad. They need occasional lubricant applied (magic lube silicone grease) the same as any O ring or seal on your pad does. Read More...
It is not uncommon to experience air in your pump at some point. Obviously there is going to be air in the pump when you open your pump to service your system or when you first open the pool and are purging the lines from winterization. Excluding air from those events air entering your pump is related to some sort of air leak or a low water level. Here are some things you can check to eliminate an air leak. Read More...
How is the pool installer going to support you after the pool is complete? Will the equipment and systems be user friendly and will you be able to be comfortable with them? What is the process of testing your water and how do you know you are doing it correctly? Read More...
Why do people purchase salt chlorinators?
I honestly think that most are sold because of hype. Misinformation by both pool "guys" and pool owners alike flood the internet and make these systems out to be the "magic bullet" to pool maintenance. There are people that have been told and or read that a salt pool takes care of itself and they don't have to test it!!! That simply is not the case. These systems are handy and convenient in that you don't have to purchase chlorine. Most of our customers are buying a 50 pound bucket of chlorine every 2 years so it's not like that is a huge chore anyway. Spending $1800 on a system to not spend $150 per year is not a wise economic decision. That's a 12 year return on investment IF your cell lasts that long which it won't. Read More...
Via Phone call: 'How long will an auto cover last?' Asked a customer this week. 'I have read that they can fail in a few years. Is that true?' Read More...
Via Email 12/19/13: You have probably heard we have a VERY wet forecast the next few days. I wanted to reach out and refresh your memory about ground water.
Under most conditions ground water around the pool is not a factor. HOWEVER the conditions are just 'wrong' so to speak to put your pool at risk. The ground is VERY saturated and the forecast is for up to 3" of rain. 'Flooding is possible' were the bad words I heard on the news this morning. What is a sump tube and what does it do? Read More...
Taking care of a salt pool is no different than any other type of pool. Your Alkalinity, PH, and available chlorine all need monitored. Understanding the way the system works and that this is s means of MAKING chlorine rather than purchasing will help you understand how to take care of it. Read More...
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