How much would it cost to change from a chlorinated system to a saltwater system on a 60000 gallon pool at a private country club?
Why would you consider a Salt System? Why would you consider a Salt System for a Country Club? With the exposure to liability of a community pool you should consider the best available technology. Salt generated chlorine or chlorine, does not affect Cryptosporidium or Giardia, two common pool bacteria. Both contaminates are frequently litigated in exposure lawsuits. In 06, The State of NY, Six Flags, and many hotel chains faced significant law suits due to "Crypto" exposure. The result of salt generated chlorine versus liquid or tabs is that the bacteria that is affected takes longer to inactivate. Exposure to e coli in a chlorine pool is about 96 hours, a salt system pool is about 160 hours and a UV pool is within 2 seconds of passing the bulb. Ultraviolet Technology was recently identified in the World Health Organization - Healty Pool Guidelines; as the ONLY pool sanitizer that destroys Crypto and giardia without generating harmful Chemical Disinfection By Products. visit www.halcyonRx.com to learn more and read the guidelines. UV Technology provides greater destruction of harmful bacteria while cutting chemical use by as much as 95%. Much healthier, cleaner pool and, in your case reduced liability. It is the best available technology at about the same cost! Jon Laliberte (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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If you want to convert your pool to saltwater are there any chlorine generators that will accommodate a 48000-gallon pool and where should you look and what would you expect to pay?
48,000 Gallons? That's a big pool! . Being in the pool service business, I have installed many chlorine generators in residential pools. I haven't come across a residenti…al unit that will accomodate more than 40,000 gallons (and I don't necessarily trust the manufacturers' optimistic estimate). I've installed 40K gallon residential units for about $1,500, but it seems you will probably need a larger, commercial unit, which, I've been told, can run $4,000 to $7,000 dollars, but do your homework: you may find an online deal.
Don't trust anyone who tells you a certain brand is best, or gives you best water clarity, etc... All saltwater systems do the same thing, produce pure chlorine sanitzer (Hypo…chlorus acid) from the small amount of salt in the water. The difference between brands is primarily how much chlorine it is able to produce in a day: its output . Don't buy a system unluss you know how many lbs/day of chlorine it makes. Most municipalites look for at least 0.04 lbs/day PER THOUSAND GALLONS. Don't buy a system unless you know how many lbs/day of chlorine it is capable of producing, or you may find yourself lacking sanitation capabilies. The next biggest difference is a salt system's longevity and warranty. The electrolytic cell will wear out. If you have to replace a cell every three years, like some brands, you won't save very much money. There are brands that last 5, 6, 7 years or more. There aren't many sites out there that do product reviews or comparisons for saltwater pool systems (or salt water chlorine generators, saltwater chlorinators, electronic chlorine generators, whatever you want to call them). I have only seen two sites that have information on ALL brands, and one with product comparisons, they are: http://www.discountsaltpool.com/Full_Market_Comparison.htm http://www.saltcells.com/salt-water-chlorinators-c-68.HTML last answer:[[[Well I can tell you that my best success has come from Goldline. The AquaTrol is the only chlorine generator designed specifically for the above ground pool. The poolï¿½s water quality will be unmatched with the AquaTrol system. Now have crystal clear, silky smooth water at an affordable price. The AquaTrol chlorine generator takes common salt and converts it into chlorine without all the harsh side effects. No more red irritated eyes, dry itchy skin, or chlorine smell. The AquaTrol has a built in time clock that allows control of the filtering time and the chlorine production saving money by reducing filtering costs and never buying chlorine. Kenny 801-232-5893]]]
Answer . A salt system connected into the plumbing of the pool produces chlorine from the salt that is added to the pool. One system is done manually the other is somewhat… automatic. You have to add the salt and test and monitor pretty much the same as in the manual add system.
If you look at it from the point of view of economy then its a matter of weighing out the difference in the expense of running the chlorine generator long enough to produce th…e required chlorine. or the cost of the extra chlorine. Often when saltwater chlorinators are installed they are under size to make the sale easier. so a third option is to install a larger chlorine generator. Theoretically you shouldn't have to boost the chlorine at all.
My pool was supposed to be saltwater the pool company started it as chlorine When asked they said all are started as chlorine and that in 2 weeks it would be changed to saltwater Is this correct?
You just cannot just start a new pool off with a salt system. As with heating the pool - you have to wait until the plaster ages/sets. Two weeks is the minimum for using the h…eater and the salt system. Do not rush things or you will be unsatisfied with your pool, the builder and the pool tech if something goes drastically wrong with the plaster. I could give you several chemical formulas for this but would you understand them. In 2 weeks or so the builder or the pool tech will continue with the start up procedure and check to see if your pool is ready for the next phase. If he gives the OK on that area and does the start-up on the salt system he will most likely come back for several days for up to a month to monitor the system to see that everything has fallen into place. k
yes, a saltwater system is in fact a chlorine system anyway the difference being that salt is added to the pool and a chlorinator is put inline to convert part of the salt ele…ctronically into chlorine.
Don't be confused, all a salt system does is perpetually produce chlorine, you still have chlorine in your pool. The advantage is you don't have to go to the pool shop and …buy chlorine to add on a regular basis. And if you think about the chlorine level when you, on a weekly basis, add 10L of chlorine. When you do that the chlorine level spikes then fades away until next time. That spike is hard on every part of your pool. With a salt system there is no large spike as it's making little bits of chlorine every few minutes. What you have to be cautious about with a salt system is that it's not maintenance free. You still have to make sure the rest of your water chemistry is on par. AND you can't just put the system on, set it to 100% and walk away. In most cases you can set the system to 20-30% production and that is more then enough!
Yes, after all they are chlorine systems. the chlorine is made from the salt in the water. If you are not getting the correct chlorine level you may need to service or replace… the salt water chlorinator.
It doesn't cost any thing. You don't even have to change the water, Just turn the chlorinator of and start adding chlorine like you do in an ordinary pool. The only difference… between a salt water pol and a chlorine pool is that a salt water pool uses a chlorinator to make its own chlorine. a fresh water pool has the chlorine added.
No, a saltwater pool does not need to be covered.
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it depends if your doing it yourself or your having it installed for you. i found one made by jandy that is made to be installed by the homeowner. it took about an hour total …to install and so far it's working properly. i needed to add an outlet so my cost was around 850.00 if you have a spare outlet then it would be the cost of the unit and your time. if you search around they go for 799.00 to 999.00 . to have it installed i was getting quotes in the range of 1500.00 to 2000.00 that was for my pool 16x40 the price varies a depending on the size of the pool and which equipment you choose. if your going the do it yourself route be careful .some companies advertise the cell separately so get the total cost of the complete system when comparing. hope this was helpful!
Salt systems are rated for the maximum size pool in gallons that they can maintain. This sizing only applies to a pool that is barely used and does not get much debris or sunl…ight. In all other pools you should go 1.5 times bigger on the salt system than the size of the pool itself. For example a 10,000 gallon pool will require a 15,000 gallon salt system. If the pool is used a lot or it gets plenty of sunlight and debris, or all three you should go twice as big.
I got a salt water chlorinator from Canadian Tire. Missed the sale so it was around $300 last year. Put it in line after the filter and before the return. Add the water and st…abilize the Ph. Then get the chlorine set up with pool shock. Wait a day for everything to stabilize while filtering. Add the required salt for the pool volume (volume calculators online), let it circulate for a day or two then turn on the chlorinator. That's it. It did the rest. Never had to add salt, or any Ph altering chemicals. Best of all... never had to mess with chlorine! I'm starting year two and it's working as advertised.