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Decatur, AL

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Saltwater Pools – The Myth and The Facts…


The Myth:
In salt pools, all you add is salt!!


The Truth:
Salt only replaces chlorine pucks and granulated chlorine.  It will not provide the necessary pH, stabilizer, alkalinity, calcium hardness and algaecide adjustments.  In straight saltwater pools, every other balance chemical is still adjusted throughout the season.
  Now don’t get me wrong, we’re not dissing salt chlorination!  A salt pool is a pool that is generating it’s own chlorine through electrolysis to break the salt down into hypochlorous acid and sodium hypochlorite which are the sanitizing agents already commonly used in swimming pools.
  Chlorine generation sounds like a whole new world when in actuality, it’s been around in the US since the mid-1970s, but has come into greater popularity since the early 2000s.
  Have more questions?  Call Pool Doctors at 256-350-4442 and discuss them with our knowledgeable sales team! 

Another Alternative:
If you are truly looking for a sanitizing-balancing-all-in-one, then what you may want to check out is the Mineral Springs System by BioGuard.  With Mineral Springs, the salt and balance chems are virtually all included in the initial Mineral Springs Beginnings adjustment.  Only one additive, Renewal, is needed throughout the season as determined by water testing here in our store.
  The benefits of the Mineral Springs system are ease of use, the most silky-soft water you have ever experienced, unprecedented water sparkle.  For more information, call Pool Doctors at 256-350-4442 or see the FAQ page by clicking this link

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