There are a variety of methods and products that can be used to sanitize your pool and hot tub. We offer several specialty products which are detailed below.
Delta UV Systems
Ultraviolet technology is extremely effective for deactivating pathogens in pool water without the use of harsh chemicals like chlorine. This system is environmentally friendly, fast and easy to operate, requires little maintenance, and delivers the best sanitation results.
ECOsmarte Copper Ionization
This system is easy to use, simple to install, and completely eliminates the need for sanitation chemicals. ECOsmarte products use oxygen and ionization to safely maintain the pH of your water.
Soft Swim & Soft Soak
SoftSwim products provide soft and clear water through a three-step process that sanitizes without adding unnecessary chemicals. Pre-measured Soft Soak packets make it easy to properly soften and clear water, destroy impurities, prevent scale and corrosion, and clean the pipes and surfaces of your pool.
Bromine Systems for Spas
Bromine tablets are specifically intended for spa disinfection. The tablets can be reactivated, allowing you to reuse them again and again. Bromine kills bacteria, viruses, and algae more rapidly than chlorine, making it a great alternative to chlorine.
Pentair Intellichlor Salt Generator
A salt generator uses common table salt to produce chlorine automatically. The generator is a safe and effective way to sanitize without having to buy, transport, and store chlorine compounds.
Should I Get Salt Cells?
Most customers initially believe salt water generators to be a healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to harsh chlorine chemicals. While salt water generators are a viable alternative, some people don’t realize is that the system actually turns the salt into chlorine, which may defeat their goal of trying to get away from chlorinated water.
There are pros and cons to using a salt water generator system.
- You can enjoy superior water quality without the adverse effects of chlorine (burning lungs, itchy eyes, etc.).
- There is no strong chemical smell.
- Salt cells can cost less to operate throughout the season.
- Salt cells require minimal maintenance.
- Installation costs can be high.
- You will be required to add multiple bags of salt to your pool on a frequent basis to keep it sanitizing correctly.
- The salt is hard on your pool’s filter, motor, and cell. This can make repairs and replacements necessary more frequently.
- Since salt chlorinators produce chlorine, there isn’t a big advantage to using it over a chlorinated shock product.
- Salt dehydrates the body, making it easier for chlorine to absorb into the skin.
For help deciding if a salt water generator is a good option for your pool, contact a pool and hot tub sanitation expert.
Other Sanitation Tips for Water Clarity
No one wants to swim in murky water. Keep the water in your pool and hot tub crystal clear by following these key maintenance tips:
- Test your water regularly for chemical balance.
- Backwash and clean your filter.
- Remind family and guests to shower and use the restroom before swimming.
- Purchase and use basic pool cleaning tools including a telescopic skimmer, pumice stone, wall brush, line flush product, and either a manual or automatic pool vacuum.
Another option is to hire a pool cleaning service to do the upkeep for you so all you have to do is sit back, soak, and swim.
Contact Blue Waters Pool & Spas today for hot tub and pool maintenance, hot tub and pool repair, computerized BioGuard Water Analysis, or to purchase BioGuard or Delta UV sanitizing products.