Benefits of Intex® Saltwater Pool System and How it Works
Pool water must be properly maintained to be safe and enjoyable for your family and friends. For years, the only way to keep bacteria from building up to unsafe levels was to use chemicals mass-produced in a factory. These chemicals are dangerous to store and dangerous to use. Simply reading the warning labels on a package of chlorine will tell you how dangerous these chemicals
But today, there is a safe, affordable solution that is changing the way people think about pool maintenance: Salt Water Pool Systems. For years this technology cost thousands of dollars and was reserved for high-end in-ground pools. But Intex®, the company that revolutionized above ground pools with our Easy Set™ and Metal Frame pools, is now changing the way people maintain their above ground pools. Our Saltwater Pool System can be added to your above ground pool, regardless of its make, to handle your pool water purfication needs.
The Intex® Saltwater Pool System will give you fresh, clean water with almost no effort or maintenance. Our automated system uses inexpensive, all-natural salt to constantly maintain your pool’s water in a fresh, clean, sparkling condition. And because salt does not evaporate, you don’t have to continually add salt like you do with chlorine.
And does not feel like ocean water due to the low salt level (one-tenth as much as ocean saltwater)! It leaves your pool water feeling like fresh, clean, soft water and means that your skin, eyes, and clothes feel fresh and clean! So, when you want to spend more time enjoying your pool and less time and money maintaining it, the Intex® Saltwater pool System is for you!
Chlorination Process Description
What is saline conversion chlorination?
Saline chlorination is a term used for the process of converting the salt disolved in water into active liquid chlorine, known as hypochlorite, for the sanitization of swimming pool & spa water.
How does saline conversion chlorination work?
This form of chlorination will not damage your pool! Chlorine "tablets" or
"powder" can damage the pool liner while saline conversion will not. Also, the mildly salted water will not affect the PVC plumbing, filters
Saline chlorination is easier and safer! You will not need to buy or store any dangerous chemicals as you would for a pool with an out-dated conventional filtration pump. You will not need to "shock" this pool with raw chlorine as you would with older pools. Plus, the chlorine generator is self-cleaning which makes it 100% maintenance free!
- A specific quantity of pure, non-iodized, fine grain table salt is added
to the pool water to create a saltwater (saline) concentration of 0.3%
(3000 parts per million). This salinity concentration is slightly less
than the salinity level found in most human tears, thus it is very
gentle to the swimmer's eyes and skin.
- Liquid chlorine
(hypochlorite) is created through a process called electrolysis. As the
water pump passes the saline through the chlorinator cell a low voltage
DC current is applied to the saline. This applied energy current
changes the salt disolved in the water into liquid chlorine
(hypochlorite). The liquid chlorine immediately mixes with the water
leaving the chlorinator cell and flows into the swimming pool as clean,
- The continuous introduction of liquid
chlorine will ensure the continuous sanitization of the pool's water
and will not allow the growth of algae. When the liquid chlorine has
destroyed the bacteria in the pool, it reverts to salt. This means that
the salt is continually regenerated in the process and the only loss of
salt is due to backwashing, splash-out and overflow. It may be
necessary to add salt to the pool water to bring the concentration back
to the desired level of 3,000 parts per million.
- Combining copper ionization with the electrolysis process reduces the amount of chlorine required by up to 70%! This is because when copper ions are released into the water they attach to microorganism cells and block photosynthesis causing the cells to die, keeping algae under control.