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Saltwater pool conversions

Upgrading your traditional chlorine pool to a saltwater pool is one of the best upgrades you can make to your pool. Not only does significantly enhance your swimming experience, but it can actually save you money in the long-run. In fact, most people actually don't know that they can easily convert their chlorine pool to a salt pool, and it's easier and less expensive than you might think! If you're interested in converting to a salt pool, or if you have questions about the process, get in touch with our experienced team.

We believe in transparency and good, old-fashioned communication. From scheduling a service call to a completed repair, you won’t have to wonder what’s going on, how much the repair might cost, or when it will be finished.

As one of the most professional and highest-rated pool repair companies, we stand behind the quality of our work. If we make a mistake, we will be back to fix it immediately and at no additional cost to you.

When it comes to saltwater pools, we do it all

We are able to convert your pool, or install or repair an We are able to install, repair, or replace , including:

  • Set and adjust recurring schedules for your system, lighting, heater, and more
  • Adjust your water temperature
  • Control fountains, slides, and other water features
  • Adjust pool lighting and set schedules for lighting features
  • Monitor and adjust chemical levels automatically with chemical dispensers
  • Schedule cleaning and maintenance tasks, such as controlling an automatic vacuum
  • Receive alerts for low water levels, leaks, and other issues
  • Integrate with other smart home systems, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home
  • Save energy by optimizing pool pump and filter usage
  • Customize and save pool settings for different occasions, such as parties or family swim time

Keep in mind that this is not an complete list, and that our experts can help you gain access to any aspect of your pool through our automation systems. We recommend speaking to our expert team to discuss how we can help to improve your user experience.

We work with all major brands and suppliers

We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality pool equipment and products to our customers. We understand the importance of having a reliable pool automation system that can withstand the test of time, which is why we supply all major brands, including Pentair, Hayward, and Jandy.

Whether you are looking for a new pump installation or need a replacement for an existing pump, we have the expertise and knowledge to help you select the right pump for your needs.

Our team of experienced technicians will not only help you select the right brand, but we will also assist with installation, repair, and maintenance, ensuring that your pool is always running smoothly and efficiently.

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A comprehensive guide to saltwater pools

Saltwater pools have become an increasingly popular option among pool owners due to their many health benefits, low maintenance needs, non-irritating quality of water on the skin, and environmental sustainability. Additionally, saltwater pools have been associated with lower risk of algae and bacteria growth, when properly maintained - this is because a saltwater pool introduces chlorine at a small and consistent rate, while a traditional chlorine pool will typically receive only one dose per week, where chlorine pools will be high right after dosing the water and much lower by the end of the week. Moreover, saltwater pools can save you money by eliminating much of the weekly chemical cost, since your saltwater chlorinator will be generating the chlorine from the dissolved salts in your pool water.

Depending on your budget and your goals, there are a variety of different salt chlorination systems out there. We can help you narrow down which models will be best for your specific pool, taking into account everything from the size of your pool to whether or not your salt chlorinator can integrate with your pool automation. 

The evolution of saltwater pools

Saltwater pool technology has been around for quite some time - the first saltwater pool was built in Australia in 1985. Since then, the concept has grown vastly in popularity. Today's saltwater pools have a system that utilizes electrolysis to produce chlorine from the dissolved salts of water. This system helps reduce eye irritation, chloramines, and other bacteria and irritants commonly found in traditional chlorine pools.

Lowered maintenance costs and increased convenience due to the automated process of chlorination make saltwater pools a sensible alternative to traditional chlorine pool systems. In addition, many people believe these chlorination systems are gentler on swimmers than those of more traditional methods because the salt helps to naturally keep pH and alkalinity levels balanced. Therefore, saltwater pools offer an attractive option those who are very particular about their water chemistry.

Advantages of converting to a saltwater pool

A saltwater pool is an excellent option for anyone looking to upgrade their swimming experience. Saltwater pools are becoming much more popular due to their many advantages, including:

  • Better for your skin and eyes
  • Improve your respiratory health
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Better for the environment
  • Lower maintenance requirements 

Let's jump in to the specifics of each benefit and how saltwater pools will create a much safer and more comfortable swimming experience.

Better for your skin and eyes

The saltwater pool is quickly becoming the favored type of swimming experience for family pools, hotels, schools, and other recreation centers. Itch-free swimwear, hair, and clear eyes are just a few benefits these systems offer. Saltwater pools use a process called sodium chloride (salt) electrolysis to generate chorine, which is a much safer and softer way of introducing chlorine sanitizer into the water.

Because of the way that chlorine sanitizer enters the water, your pool will maintain more consistent water chemistry, thus eliminating the ups and downs associated with only checking water chemistry once per week. Did you know that the burning skin and red eyes is not usually caused by chlorine, but rather by the pH of the water? So in addition to more consistent chlorine levels, your salt pool will actually run at a higher pH, all else being equal, thus naturally eliminating the burning sensation we have all experienced at one point or another.

Improve your respiratory health

Swimming in highly chlorinated pools can cause serious respiratory issues, especially if you already have pre-existing lung problems such as asthma or allergies. The irritation from the chlorine can worsen existing symptoms and may even lead to further lung health complications. Fortunately, you can still enjoy a safe swim by choosing a saltwater pool instead. Unlike chlorine, salt water doesn't irritate the lungs and is gentle enough not to trigger sensitivities suffered by those with chronic respiratory conditions. Even if you don't have any respiratory conditions, you can still avoid the harsh smell of chlorine in your backyard.

Reduce stress and anxiety

The benefits of saltwater have become more widely accepted in recent years - separate from pools, think about all of the benefits attributed to Epsom salt baths. What if your pool could become one big, albeit milder, Epsom salt bath? Well, it can, and you can enjoy similar benefits, such as experiencing a reduction in stress and anxiety. Saltwater has long been attributed to lower stress levels and serve as a natural therapeutic treatment for anxiety. It has also been found to create a calming effect, ease muscle tension, and relieve overactive nerves. For those reasons, converting to a saltwater pool will offer incredible health benefits.

Better for the environment

Have you ever been to a public pool and noticed the strong smell of chlorine, or ammonia? Well, that smell is the release of chloramines into the air. Those chloramines are caused by the over chlorination of water reacting with contaminants in the water. Ultimately, those chloramines end up in our atmosphere and are a contributor to all of the environmental challenges we are facing today. Saltwater pools are much safer for the environment, and for the swimmers.

Lower maintenance requirements

Saltwater pools are essentially self-maintaining systems, with modern technological advancements allowing for automatic monitoring and chlorine adjustments that require minimal user input. Additionally, having a saltwater pool means that you will almost never have to add chlorine to your pool again. As you probably already know, the price of chlorine has nearly tripled in the last few years, so converting to a saltwater pool will result in significant savings. The one thing to keep in mind is that you will have to clean your saltwater chlorinator every few months, but it's a relatively easy process that shouldn't take more than 10 to 15 minutes.

How to convert to a saltwater pool

Converting your pool to a saltwater pool is a great way to enhance your swimming experience and simplify your maintenance routine. And guess what? Converting to a saltwater pool is a lot easier than you'd think. Our process typically involves draining the pool, plumbing in a saltwater chlorinator to your existing system and then adding new water and salt to your pool, which can be done in just a few hours. Of course, depending upon your existing pool equipment, the process may be more complex. Lastly, it's important to remember that it will take several weeks for your salt pool to become fully operational.

At Priority Pool Service, our team of expert technicians is passionate about delivering you the best possible pool experience that we can. If you want to learn more about how we can help you convert your pool to a saltwater pool, contact us today!

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