Choosing The Right Water System For Your Pool
Your pool is a place where you will spend a lot of time and make many fond memories with your friends and family. It is the perfect place to relax after a long week or cool down on a hot day.
Choosing the right pool water system for your pool becomes essential. It will not only define how the water feels but also how you will have to maintain it in the future. In general, both Mineral and Saltwater pools are easy to maintain and low on costs.
As you do not have to use a lot of chemicals like chlorine, you save a fortune in the long run. This is the reason why you should switch to one of these water systems.
Mineral Water Pools
People who like natural hot springs and water that resembles that of a stream or a spring need to invest in a mineral water pool. It is one of the oldest water systems that has been present in the wild since forever. Not only that, you barely have to use the chemicals that you need in a traditional pool.
It is best suited for people who do not like chlorine. Although it is a great disinfecting agent, it is also hard on the eyes and skin. It can cause irritation and also lead to hair loss with prolonged usage.
You will have to use less chlorine than you would have to use with a traditional pool, and this is the main advantage. Chlorine itself is not the cheapest chemical, and using it continuously can be a problem.
You can set up a mineral water pool for $700 without much work. The chlorinator present in your pool will be enough to store the mineral cartridge. You will have to replace it every six months approx. But before you make these changes, you will also have to change your pool’s filters.
Each cartridge will cost you $100 apiece but will easily last a pool season, to say the least. Consult a specialist before you change to a mineral water system, as you will have to make some additional changes to your pool.
You will save a lot in chlorine costs as a mineral pool uses less than 50% of the amount that would be needed otherwise. It is great at disinfecting the pool, and you can get rid of organic matter in your pool easily too.
Since the water is soft and devoid of many chemicals, it is easier on the equipment around your pool. Whether it be the filters or the pipe, they will thank you in the long run.
With no chemicals in the water, the mineral water in the pool will not eat away at the metal in and around the pool. This is great as it prolongs the life of things like the equipment and also helps in lowering your operational costs.
Mineral water can be used in concrete and vinyl pools too, due to its non-corrosive nature. This makes it suitable for most pool types. Since it is chemically inert, the chemical balance in the pool can be maintained for a longer time.
When the water goes back into the water cycle, the reduced use of chlorine helps it to be safer for the environment.
The usage of chlorine is the only negative thing about mineral water. But since it is a great disinfecting agent, it can be justified. Mineral water systems are quickly growing in popularity, all thanks to their great feel and easy to maintain mechanisms.
Their chemically inert nature makes them a great replacement for all types of pools, and their low cost of maintenance makes them great for everyone. Popular amongst people who do not like the smell and feel of chlorinated pools, mineral water is a great alternative to traditional options.
Salt Water Systems
Your fibreglass pool can easily host a saltwater system, all thanks to the non-reactive nature of the pool itself. Fibreglass is chemically inert, which helps you maintain the chemical balance in the pool. Also, there is barely any wear and tear in a fibreglass pool, all thanks to its sturdiness.
A saltwater pool is a great alternative to traditional pool water. It is softer than a chlorinated pool but not as soft as a mineral water pool. This middle-of-the-road nature makes it very versatile and easy to maintain too.
Salt that needs to be put in the pool is very cheap and can be bought easily anywhere. The long-term running costs are drastically lowered, and it does not need a lot of chemicals to operate.
Chemical costs and kits can rack up a very big bill at the end of the pool season. But with a saltwater pool, these costs can be avoided altogether. Since salt is cheaper than chlorine, you not only save a lot of money but also get to avoid chlorine altogether.
The water is softer than traditional pool water but not as soft as mineral water pools.
Since there are no chemicals being used, you can easily save up on these costs.
Solar Heater Compatible
Using salt water and solar power together will help you save the maximum amount of money possible. Not only will you save on chemical costs but also on electricity.
The only problem with saltwater systems is that if there is a buildup of organic matter or chemical imbalance, they are hard to treat.
If you are looking for more info on these pool water systems, feel free to contact us. We will be more than happy to answer all your questions and clear all your doubts regarding them.
At the end of the day, choose a water system that fulfils all your needs and is suited for your surroundings.