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How Salt Water Pools Work?

Do you love the swimming pool in your backyard but you hate the concept of using chemicals to keep it algae free and clean? Here is good news which will make you happy! There is a safe and environmentally friendly alternative to the harmful chemicals – the plain salt. You read it right, it’s easy to keep your swimming pool water clean by changing it into salt water. For many years, salt water swimming pools have been around. Because of their potential cost savings and the environmental advantages, these type of swimming pools are becoming popular nowadays. Read on to read how

salt water pools

work.

Things You Require

  • PVC pipe
  • Salt (without added chemicals or iodine)
  • Household wires – 220V
  • PVC glue
  • Saw
  • Chlorine generator

Instructions

Here are instructions on how the salt water pools work:

  • To the swimming pool’s plumbing system, you have to add a chlorine generator. This generator works with water combined with salt to produce the active chlorine. This active chlorine helps in keeping your pool clean. There is no need to add any chlorine continuously.
  • You can start the conversion by simply adding salt to your pool water. How much salt your swimming pool requires depends on the size of the pool. Although, the working estimation is roughly 50 pounds per 1,200 gallons of pool water.
  • You should install this chlorine generator in the return lines of your pool’s water. This is present after the heater and filter. Cut into the return lines and install the PVC pipe. This will run water from the chlorine generator and then back to the return lines.
  • Switch on the chlorine generator and wire it into your pool pump circuit. Therefore, it will always switch on and off with the pool pump.
  • Then turn on the pump to circulate the saline water into the system, including the chlorine generator. By the electrolysis process, the salt molecules will be separated into chlorine and sodium molecules. Following this, a hydrogen atom will come out from the water molecules.
  • Hence, the chloride and hydrogen atoms combine to form sodium hypochlorite. This chemical cleans and purifies the water in your swimming pool.
  • After the cleansing process, the chlorine reacts with the sodium and combines to form salt again. This process is repeated again and again.

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