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Keeping a swimming pool clean require one to spend one or two hours each week. Most find that hiring a person that does swimming pool service and repairs and the best option when owning a swimming pool.

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I live in central Florida; temps here are about 90 degrees (highest) and about 75 degrees at night. What’s the least amount of time I can run my pool pump while keeping the water (generally) balanced?

Our pool store guy says “nothing less than 12 hours”, but I was wondering if we could curtail that to lower our electrical usage!

Owning a good swimming pool is simply great. Besides much talked about health benefits, a swimming pool can be a great venue to enjoy a memorable get-together. However, many people do not realize that having a pool is not enough; a pool owner has to take good care of his or her proud possession to enjoy a life-long service.

A regular maintenance and check-up of your pool help in detecting a big mishap. It will improve the life of the pool and you will get the better service every time. In this article, we’ll discuss few important factors that may help you to detect leakage in your swimming pool:

* First of all, a user has to check his pool thoroughly. Have a close look every where at the filter, pump, heater and the pipe valves. See, if there are any wet areas in the pool.

* Marking the water level at the swimming pools can be a good indication of leakage. You can use a plastic tape or grease pencil to put a sign that indicates that the level of water should not go below the marked sign. Check it everyday and you will notice a leak if any.

* Take the bucket test. In this test, you need to place a bucket filled with water on the pool step. It is important to mark the water level outside as well as inside the bucket. You need to monitor the level; any change may indicate a leak in your swimming pool.

* If you want to locate the exact area of leakage in swimming pools, you can turn off the filtration system and see where the water stops dropping. You will easily notice the area and can take immediate action to revive it soon.

* Calling a professional pool designer could be a worth solution for people who could not identify the exact problem in their pools.

A good swimming pool needs regular maintenance and care. With a little effort, you can enjoy the pleasure of relaxing and refreshing bath for long.

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Nothing is worse than having a swimming pool that is green from algae or has slime on its walls and floor. Most pool owners are content to add powdered chemicals day after day to keep chlorine levels high. But for some the chlorine generator has replaced the task of adding chemicals.

There are two types of chlorine generators used in residential pool systems. A brine unit uses a container of salt and by electrolysis produces chlorine which upon contact with water produces hypochlorous acid, which is then injected into the pool water as it is filtered. Hypochlorous acid is the active ingredient used in chlorine laundry bleach and is an effective sanitizer when used properly. The downside to this type of chlorine generator is that the electrolysis process produces large amounts of sodium hydroxide (lye) which must be cleaned out of the unit and disposed of properly. Due to this waste disposal issue, brine units are less commonly used today.

The most common chlorine generation unit requires that salt be added to the pool water, usually about 25 pounds per 1000 gallons. There are two different types of salted water chlorine generators. Both types use electrolysis like the brine unit, but instead of using concentrated salt use the salt in the pool water. The first type of salted water chlorinator uses convection to circulate pool water and makes chlorine even if the circulating pump is turned off. The other type of salted water unit is installed inline with the filtration system and only produces chlorine when the filtration system is active.

There are two benefits to this system in that slightly salted water often “feels” better than fresh water and that waste production is greatly decreased. However, it must be remembered that for optimal performance the units must be cleaned regularly, and some systems offer reverse polarity options that make the units self-cleaning and greatly minimize maintenance. Some users may be concerned about cost, as chlorine generation units are not inexpensive, but some costs are recouped in the fact that pool chemical expenses are greatly reduced in a salt system.

Salt Water Swimming Pools and Chlorine Generators

While swimming pools have traditionally been freshwater, the use of saltwater swimming pools is growing in popularity. There are many misconceptions about salt-water pools. One is that salt-water pools are chlorine free, but this is not true. Salt-water pools actually use chlorine generators. Having a good understanding of how salt-water pools work and what their benefits are is necessary when making the decision between a fresh or salt-water setup for your pool.

Why Choose Salt-Water?

The salt content in the ocean is roughly 35,000 parts per million (“ppm”). However, most humans can really only tolerate a salt content of about 3,500 ppm. Modern chlorine generators in swimming pools require the pool to have a salt content of between 2500 and 6000 ppm. Ideally, the generator being used should require less then 3500 ppm since this is what most people find comfortable.

Swimming in such a pool is comparable to showering using soft water. People using traditional fresh water pools find that the chlorine damages and dries their skin. However, upon exiting a salt-water pool, people find that their skin feels smooth, soft and hydrated.

How the Chlorine Generator Works.

The main purpose of the chlorine generator is to create chlorine for the pool, eliminating the need to purchase it, pour it in, and store the leftover chlorine. Most pool owners are attracted to this feature. When a chlorine generator is functioning properly, it will produce chlorine as long as the pump is running. Rather than the chlorine level rising and falling depending on maintenance, the chlorine level is kept constant and level. Bacteria and algae never have a chance to take over.

The key is the cell that makes up the generator. This must be made of precious metals so that is can be maintained and will continue creating chlorine. Using electrolysis, as water passes over the chlorine generator cell; chlorine is produced and immediately converted to Hypochlorous acid. All chlorine creates this same acid when added to water. Hypochlorous acid is the agent that actually acts as a sanitizer in any pool. Whether your pool is fresh or salt-water, and regardless of your choice of chlorine, it is the same end result. As with a fresh-water pool, the pH is vital to keeping the pool running smoothly and clean.

With a salt-water pool and chlorine generator, maintenance will still be required. However, the chlorine levels in the pool will be more consistent, making the pool cleaner. The water will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth rather than dry and brittle. Finally, the pool will cost less to run since there is no need to buy chlorine every week.