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Kirby’s Pool Service: Salt Water Pool Experts
Offering Weekly Maintenance Repairs, Diagnosis, and Installation of Salt water Swimming Pool Systems.
"We Are Serious About Salt"
Warning!! Don't Fall for the myth that Salt water is maintenance free!! Avoid Damaging your expensive equipment, pool surface or salt cell (chlorine generator) by improper Salt water maintenance and bad water chemistry.
Call Kirby's Pools, experts who know and can help protect your investment, and help you enjoy all the benefits of salt water for years to come.
Salt water pools can be a great alternative to a traditional chlorine swimming pool. With proper Service and Maintenance, a salt water pool can be a much more enjoyable and comfortable swimming experience. Improper Service and maintenance can make owning a saltwater pool costly and frustrating. Kirby's Pools Offers full weekly service, maintenance and repairs of salt water pools & equipment.This allows you to enjoy the benefit of swimming in a saltwater pool without the worry of how much salt to add, when to service the cell or how to properly maintain a salt system.
Along with Regular cleaning service of the swimming pool we will also properly maintain and service the salt system on a routine basis.
Salt Water Pool Maintenance Includes…
1. Monitor Salt Level
The first key to success with a saltwater swimming pool is to always maintain the minimum salt level required for your automatic chlorine generator. If the salt level is not properly maintained, no chlorine will be produced which will lead to pool water problems quickly.
2. Maintain Proper pH
The pH with salt water pools is consistently higher than that of pools using conventional chlorine. Test the pH once a week and add muriatic acid as needed in order to keep the pH between 7.4 and 7.8. A proper Ph Helps Maintain a enjoyable swimming experience as well as slowing down the scaling process of the Salt Cell which prolongs its life.
3. Clean the Salt Cell every 3 months or as needed
It is very important to keep the salt chlorinator cell clean. We will check the cell regularly (about every 3 months) and if there is visible calcium buildup on the cell plates,we will clean the cell which can take up to 30 minutes. If the cell is not kept clean, the salt chlorinator will stop producing the necessary level of chlorine. It can also give false readings and damage the cell or may need to be replaced prematurely. Scheduled Cleanings of the cell is very important.
4. Monitor and Maintain Stabilizer Level
Cyanuric Acid, otherwise known as stabilizer or conditioner, is necessary in order to protect the chlorine from the sun. Without stabilizer, it will be difficult to maintain the proper level of chlorine to sanitize the pool. We will Test for cyanuric acid levels every few months to make sure a cyanuric acid level of 20 – 60 ppm.
5. Filtration Time
Remember that chlorine is only being generated by the salt cell when the filter is running. One of the biggest mistakes made with salt water swimming pools is trying to save money by reducing the filter run time. Reduced filtration time means reduced chlorine and if enough chlorine is not being added to the swimming pool, frequent algae problems will persist.
Understand that Salt Swimming Pools are NOT Maintenance or Chlorine Free
Salt water pool systems are often sold as “maintenance free” or "Chlorine Free" leading pool owners to believe that the only thing necessary to maintain their pool is to keep the salt level in check. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The pool water chemistry still needs to be tested weekly in order to keep the pH, alkalinity, stabilizer level (Chlorine), and salt levels in check. Without routine and proper maintenance, a salt water pool like any other pool will quickly turn into a maintenance nightmare.
At Kirby’s Pools, We are dedicated to making sure your salt water pool is an enjoyable experience. So trust in us to take care of the weekly chore of maintaining your pool so you can just jump in and relax!!