Swimming Pool Blog

- Alternative Sanitizers
  • A Saltwater Pool IS a Chlorine Pool!
    Mark Garcia
    Today's short post is a rant about people thinking that a Saltwater pool is somehow not a Chlorine pool. And I believe it comes from pool builders, who present it as a choice of saltwater or chlorine, without offering much explanation between the two differences.
    Monday, July 24, 2017 1:33 PM
  • Alternative Pool Sanitizers 2017
    Rob Cox
    Alternative Sanitizers - what's happening now. My list of 5 alternative pool sanitizers (alternative to chlorine) that have stood the test of time, and one new kid on the block - meet Hydroxy Radicals ~

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:17 PM
  • Salt Cell Pool Chlorinator Not Working
    Mark Garcia
    Salt Cell troubleshooting - how to know if the salt cell is working, and how to test salt cell voltage and amperage. Is your salt cell bad, or is it the circuit board? These questions and many more salt cell troubles discussed.
    Friday, April 29, 2016 4:27 PM
  • Ozone + Minerals: The One-Two Punch
    Rob Cox
    How to operate your pool without using chlorine. Use minerals and ozone, along with MPS and good filtration, and you can say goodbye to buying shock and tablets. Really!
    Friday, February 28, 2014 4:19 PM
  • Alternative Sanitizers for Pools
    Rob Cox
    Alternative pool sanitizers, there is really only one complete system that replaces chlorine - completely, that is Biguanides. But, you can use two other alternate purifying technologies to reduce reliance on chlorine, reducing the amount of chlorine you use, or that you need to produce with a salt chlorinator. Helper Sanitizers, I'm calling them.
    Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:16 AM
  • Salt Chlorinator Installation and Start-Up
    Now you can start up your salt chlorine generator. Hand in hand with salt you are going to need to maintain your stabilizer levels. Stabilizer is especially important with salt pools outdoors so that your salt generator can keep up with chlorine loss to the sun. Finally! Your salt system is installed and your levels are balanced. Now it’s time to start enjoying that silky water that salt pools are known for.

    Friday, April 19, 2013 3:29 PM
  • Pool Ionizers and Swimming Pool Stains
    Swimming pool ionizers are devices that introduce minerals like copper and silver into the water to fight algae and bacteria. They can be useful for the pool owner that wants to reduce reliance on chlorine, substituting a more natural method.
    Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:04 PM
  • Install an Ozonator, Save the Ozone Layer
    Rob Cox
    Did you know that the hole in the Ozone layer has been shrinking? Yes! But! Since 2000, the Ozone layer has been slowly filling back in. Chlorinators caused the hole in the ozone layer, and ozonators are fixing it! Isn't that wonderful?

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:19 PM
  • Myths about Salt Chlorine Generators
    Rob Cox
    Salt pool systems are a relatively new technology, but have been adopted by the largest pool builders, some of whom estimate that 25% of chlorinated swimming pools have replaced chlorine tablets with salt chlorine systems.Despite their rapid adoption, or perhaps because of it, many misconceptions have made their way into our collective knowledge base.

    Monday, July 09, 2012 12:26 PM
  • Salt Chlorine System Maintenance
    Salt Chlorine Generators. Just add salt and all of your pool care maintenance issues disappear! Don't believe the hype - pool salt systems will remove the "drudgery" of having to buy, transport, store and handle chlorine. This also makes your pool more eco-friendly. But salt pool systems do require some maintenance to keep them operating properly and to prevent having to replace expensive components like the salt cell, flow sensors and control boards.
    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 7:53 AM
  • Pool Salt Systems: MythBusters!
     Allow me to dispel a few myths about salt water chlorine generators. 1. Salt Systems are chlorine-free.  2. Salt Systems are maintenance-free. 3. Salt Chlorine systems are cost-free. None of these are true, read more to find out why. 
    Friday, March 30, 2012 4:44 PM