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Title: Salt Water Pools - Common Problems

The Chlorine Genie Advantage
  • Stop Dumping Junk in your Pool

Salt WATER Pool Problems
  • Brought to you by Chlorine Genie inc.

Taking the plunge?
  • If you are considering any of the popular Salt
    Water Pool Systems on the market, there are some
    critical things you will want to weigh before
    taking the plunge.

Get the full story
  • Today we will briefly cover some of the major
    offenses of Salt Water Pool Systems.
  • For more detailed descriptions, explanations, and
    resources please see our complete article Salt
    Water Pool Problems on our website at
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Get the whole story
  • Many pool stores, salesmen, pool professionals
    and even pool builders tend to mention only the
    benefits of these salt water pool systems and
    ignore altogether the hidden costs, potential
    dangers, and drawbacks.

The truth is
  • Salt Water Pools have many problems the consumer
    needs to be aware of

Salt Water Pool Problems
  1. Salt in the pool For any salt water pool system
    to work, hundreds of pounds of salt must be added
    to the pool which raises TDS (total dissolved

Salt Problem
  • 1. Corrosion Salt is corrosive. Salt in the
    pool creates corrosion on pool equipment, pipes,
    faux rock, ladders, etc. Salt also impacts
    landscaping and decking causing unsightly residue
    and damage to both deck and plants.

Salt Problem
  • 2. Conductivity Salt water conducts electricity
    much better than fresh water. Stray electrical
    currents can move through the water causing
    electrolysis and damaging metal parts of the
    equipment. It can even cause serious injury or
    death. (See Father dies trying to save
    9-year-old daughter ).

  • 3. Total Dissolved Solids Salt in the pool
    increases the TDS. If the TDS are too high,
    staining and reduced activity of pool chemicals
    can result. According to some authorities, the
    acceptable level for TDS is 1,500 ppm. Most salt
    water pools need 3,000 to 6,000 ppm of salt in
    the water.

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Salt Problem
  • 4. Environment Some counties prohibit draining
    salt water pools because the salt kills fish and
    marine life and cannot be easily removed from the
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Salt Problem
  • 5. Salt Concentration Low concentration of salt
    makes the production of chlorine inefficient. Dow
    Chemical, Clorox, etc. have done the research on
    the most efficient way to produce chlorine. They
    use tap water to make a brine solution in which
    to submerge their cells.

  • The brine solution requires less voltage and
    makes the system substantially more efficient.
    They also use an ion selective membrane between
    the cathode and anode which separates the
    chemical reactions of each electrode.
  • (Note None of the salt in the pool systems use
    the above technology that the big chemical
    companies use.)

  • B. The long filter time Salt water pool systems
    have an inline cell which means chlorine can only
    be produced when the filter is running.

  • The low salt concentration means the chlorine
    production is not as efficient as it could be,
    so more filtering time is needed. Also, because
    of the mineral build-up on the electrodes, the
    anode and cathode cannot be too close together.
    This further compromises cell efficiency. (More
    filter time equals more electrical cost and more
    wear and tear on the pool equipment.)

  • C. pH With a salt water pool, all the chemicals
    produced end up in the pool which drives the pH
    to the alkaline side so acid has to be
    continually added to keep the water balanced.
    Managing pH is a major chore with a salt water
    pool system.

  • D. Cleaning the cell The cathode side of all
    chlorine generators attract hard water chemicals
    and have to be acid washed or cleaned.

  • Pool water is always harder than tap water.
    Because salt water pool systems use pool water in
    their cells, their cells have to be removed and
    cleaned often.

Reversing Polarity
  • Some salt water pool systems reverse the polarity
    in an attempt to reduce the problem of deposits
    on cells but reversing polarity shortens the life
    of the cells causing more frequent costly cell

Reversing Polarity
  • Reversing the polarity also removes flakes of
    minerals from the Cathode and puts them into the
    pool, creating unsightly debris in the bottom of
    the pool. This is is especially apparent in dark
    colored pools.

Get the whole story
  • Its easy to see there is far more to a Salt
    Water Pool System than many salesman reveal. We
    want you to beware of the problems and become
    fully informed before making any Salt Water
    Pool buying decisions.
  • See our full article Salt Water Pool Problems
    at Chlorine today for the rest of the

The Chlorine Genie is Different
  • The Chlorine Genie pool water management system
    solves the above pool water problems. The
    patented Chlorine Genie uses brine solution
    made from tap water in the unit, and
    an ion selective membrane
    just like Dow Chemical does. The Genie
    salt water pool problems, and provides
    the ultimate in
    clean water management.

  • Learn more about the Chlorine Genie Pool Water
    Management System at our website
  • See a Video of this presentation at
  • See the full article and Video at

The Chlorine Genie Advantage
  • Stop Dumping Junk in your Pool