H2OBX Pools & Spas

Saltwater Swimming Pools on the Outer Banks

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Saltwater swimming pools are becoming more popular all the time. Less demanding than chlorinated pools they are easier on the eys.


In a salt water swimming pool the water is sanitized using the same ingredients as in regular pools except the chemicals are drevied from the salt. Instead of adding chlorine to the water there is a chlorine generator (chlorinator) that pulls the chlorine out of the salt. The chlorinator breaks down the salt using electrolysis. The same chemicals used to sanitize and clean swimming pools are the result from the chemical reaction created by the electrolysis occurring in the chlorinator.

The best part of a salt water pool chlorinator is that it does not created the chloramines found in the typical chlorinated pool. The heavy smell of chlorine and the irratated eyes so common in pools comes from the chloramines. So, having a salt water pool means your guests won't smell like the washing machine and their eyes won't suffer.


The level of salt used by the system is very low and most people barely notice it.

One of the benefits of this system is that, because chlorine is being produced continuously at a very low level, the irritation associated with higher chlorine levels from weekly chlorination is eliminated. As the water passes through the cell it is “shocked,” burning off the bad “combined” chlorines that are often associated with swimmer irritation and potential algae problems.

For those who like to keep the pool heated, the salt system allows the service technician to eliminate the need to run higher chlorine levels as he tries to overcompensate for the residual lost due to the “gassing” off of the chlorine caused by the heated water.


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