The Simple Salt System provides swimming pool owners with a better quality of water, while eliminating daily usage of harsh chemicals such as chlorine and bromine. Traditional salt systems can cause corrosion to the steel wall and top rails. More and more pool manufacturers will not warranty a pool that uses a traditional salt system. The Simple Salt System utilizes salt in a unique way, simply kick starting the process, to provide better quality water which is also environmentally friendly and safe for your pool. It provides a controlled and testable amount of natural minerals, in this case copper, of which the ideal range is between 0.3-0.5 ppm.
Shock is necessary with any pool maintenance program. Shimmer combines two of the most effective ingredients in water treatment, Calcium Hypochlorite and Sodium Tetra Borate. Calcium Hypochlorite is a fast acting, short-lived bacteria stat. It is used as an oxidizing agent that strips away harsh chloramines without leaving a high chlorine residual. The calcium in this weekly shock replenishes calcium leaving the pool through splash out and prevents corrosion of vital pool equipment. Adding a small dose of Sodium Tetra Borate on a weekly basis ensures that your pool stays algae-free due to the lack of carbon dioxide in the water. Sodium Tetra Borate is also used as a water softening salt. It keeps your water silky smooth while also shimmering clear and does not irritate the skin or eyes. By using these highly efficient chemicals we are greatly reducing the time spent treating the pool water.
The Simple Salt System offers such advanced technology that it is truly a low-maintenance system; set it and forget it! Just remember to test your pool water weekly. There is even a water temperature display and system active indicator so you can rest assured that your system is functioning properly.
A 40 lb. bag of salt, one time only, on new pools will achieve a TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) level of 1000 ppm or greater, kick starting the natural minerals. This will enable us to get a clear reading when testing for copper. Again, the ideal range for copper is between 0.3-0.5 ppm.
The Simple Salt System is environmentally friendly! By eliminating the need for daily sanitizers, we are helping the planet. You can even recycle the plastic chamber when the copper is depleted. When the chamber light illuminates, it is time to replace the chamber. The chamber will last one season on most pools. A number of factors will determine the life expectancy of the chamber such as pool size, weather, and usage.
The most important things to remember is that the Simple Salt System is easy to use and safe for kids, pets, your swimming pool, and the planet!
The Simple Salt System utilizes natural minerals, such as copper and silver that acts as natural algaecides to treat your pool. By simply adjusting the dial, the natural mineral level can easily be maintained between 0.3 - 0.5 ppm.
Prime is the intial treatment used to prepare the pool water for the Simple Salt System. Prime is a sodium based salt that is enhanced with not only borates, but also metal removers and cyanuric acid. The sodium salts provide a medium through which the Simple Salt minerals may disperse while also softening the water. The metal removers eliminate counter productive metals found in the water supply, such as iron and magnesium, that can cause staining. By eliminating these interfering metals, the natural minerals produced by the Simple Salt chamber will be more effective. The cyanuric acid, which works in conjunction with Power Boost Plus, prevents chlorine loss due to sunlight. The last ingredient, tetraborates, remove carbon dioxide from the water. All plant based life, such as algae requires carbon dioxide to live. By removing carbon dioxide, algae can not grow. By adding Prime at the beginning of every season we are able to keep all of the other chemical levels to a minimum, thus simplifying a very effective process.
Shocking a swimming pool is always necessary. Prime combines a few of the most effective ingredients in water treatment, calcium hypochlorite and sodium tetraborate. Calcium hypochlorite is a very strong, fast acting, but short lived bacteria-stat. In this case it is used as an oxidizing agent that strips away chloramines without leaving a high chlorine residual. The calcium in this weekly shock replenishes calcium leaving the pool through splash out and prevents corrosion of vital pool equipment. Adding a small dose of sodium tetraborate on a weekly basis keeps the carbon dioxide out of the water, not allowing algae to grow. Sodium tetraborate is also used as a water softening salt, keeping your water silky smooth while also shimmering clear.
Vivid is a natural enzyme water clarifier. A common cause of water cloudiness and scum lines on swimming pools are tanning oils and lotions. As opposed to coagulate clarifiers that may clog the filter, the natural enzymes found in Vivid attack and eliminate oils and other contaminants in the water to maintain water clarity while minimizing filter maintenance. Adding Vivid clarifier saves your filter all of the stress while saving you time and money!
Shield is a specially engineered blend that is used when winterizing the pool. It is an all-in-one winterizing "kit" that does not required anything additional to close a pool down for the winter. Simply balance your water's pH, alkalinity and add a 10 lb bucket of shield and your ready to cover your pool.
Here are some pool safety reminders to help prevent accidents and to keep your family and friends safe.
The chief danger for divers or headfirst sliders is serious spinal injury. Serious spinal injuries can occur even at very slow speeds if the head strikes firmly against the pool bottom or side. Any diving board, rock, platform or slide should be inspected prior to use to affirm that its installation conforms to applicable industry standards and government regulations.
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