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MYTHS, MAINTENANCE & PROBLEMS

  • Since salt water pools produce chlorine, the sanitizing effectiveness of the system is affected by sunlight, rainfall, bather load, phosphate levels, temperature and calcium buildup.  Changes in any of these conditions can lead to an algae bloom and require additional ‘shocking’ of the water.
  • Backwashing salt water pools can sterilize soil and kill plants.  Many municipalities prohibit salt water backwashing in the U.S. and Australia (where salt water systems originate from).
  • There is also a growing body of evidence that salt – through chloride damage – accelerates the destruction of stone and cement.  The electrolysis process has been cited as causing rapid deterioration of metals in your pool, like heater parts, ladders, handrails, light rings, etc…