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The truth about salt systems

Salt systems are becoming way more common and there is still a lot of myth or misunderstanding about them amongst consumers. I hear statements all to often from customers who say, "I don't have a chlorine pool, I have a salt pool." Lets set the record straight, salt pools are no different from "conventional" pools when it comes to chlorine. The only difference is instead of pouring liquid chlorine or some other form of chlorine into your pool, your salt system will create its own chlorine by using dissolved salt in your pool water. Your salt cell uses a process of electrolysis to create chlorine whenever the pool pump is running. A salt water pool is not a chlorine-free pool. It is actually using the same sanitizers (chemically) that every non salt pool uses. Some say the water in a salt pool feels softer and this may be the case because of the salt content in the water but the chlorine in the pool is exactly the same.

I also hear a lot of customers thinking they do not need chemicals anymore and especially chlorine. This is not the case. The pool will still need all the same basic chemical balances performed as a non salt pool. You will still need to shock your pool (super chlorinate) periodically and you will still need to balance conditioner, PH, alkalinity, Etc... Nothing changes. We even use chlorine still on salt pools when its' necessary to raise the levels or when the salt system is not working properly. The sole benefit of a salt system is you probably won't be using as much chlorine and whenever the pump is running it is producing chlorine. This helps because your chlorine levels are usually not monitored on a daily basis.  

There are three main components that make up a salt system. The salt cell (generator), The salt system controls, and the salt. The system will not produce chlorine unless all three are functioning properly. The only maintenance that needs to be performed on a salt system is to make sure the salt cell is clean and free of calcium build up and to make sure the salt levels are up to manufacturer specs. That's it!

If you want to get an estimate on installing a salt system please call us today and we'll come out and give you a free consultation. If your current salt system is having problems please call us as well and we would be happy to come out and take a look at it for you.

Energy Efficient Pumps

In the last 10 years or so energy efficient pool pumps have been hitting the market heavily giving consumers a chance to save money on their electricity bills. These new style pumps began with 2 speed motors and eventually the manufacturers evolved the 2 speed motors into variable speed motors. What does this mean to you? means that if you decide your pool pump is breaking the bank on electricity you have many options of upgrading to an energy efficient pump. The newer variable speed pumps actually allow the user to control the speeds or RPMs at which the motor turns. But with a variable speed its almost like telling the pump how much energy you want it to use and it will still cycle all of your pool water by running it for longer periods of time at a slower flow rate (speed). Saving you money on your overall electricity for your pool system. Below you can find some great information on these pumps.

If you are interested in upgrading please give us a call and we will come out and recommend some good options and give you a free estimate.


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Control your pool from your smart phone, tablet, or computer

Recently we have been installing a new system that allows the owner to control everything from his phone, tablet, or computer with an internet connection. It really is awesome technology that customers really enjoy.

You are at the office and it's been a long day and you haven't even fought the traffic home yet. All you want to do is get home and jump in your spa. But it's going to take you a little while after you get home to turn it on and heat it up. Not anymore, break out your iphone or get on your computer and set the temp, turn on the spa jets and the heater and it will be ready to go when you walk through your door! You can even see the air temp outside, the water temp, or even turn on your lights if you want! This is the latest technology in pool controls and we at Inland Empire Pool Service & Repair can help you install this top of the line system.

Give us a call for more information or for your free estimate!