What is the Best Swimming Pool System to Have on My Pool in 2016? By Chris Ward
People have always asked me what the best kind of swimming pool on the market is. My answer for the past five years has been “Swimming pools with chemical free water are the best”. Many people have made the mistake of getting caught up in what kind of pool to buy. Should I buy a gunite pool or a vinyl pool? The answer to that question depends more upon the pool buyer than the actual pool. Each type of pool has pros and cons. Regardless of which type of pool you purchase you need to make certain that chemicals are never part of the plan. Technology to treat pool water with no salt and no chlorine has been in use on pools for over 15 years. More than 25,000 swimming pools worldwide are equipped with this incredible technology. The cost of the technology has come down significantly enough to make it ridiculous to even consider owning a pool that uses salt or chlorine to keep the water clean.
There are a few good reasons to make sure that chemicals stay out of your swimming pool. I don’t have the space in such a short article to cover all the reasons why. Just realize that the following issues and areas of concern are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of going chemical free.
Health Concerns Associated with Salt and Chlorine
Salt is bad for you. We know that a diet high in salt contributes to hypertension, heart attack and stroke. What do you think happens when you swim in it? Take a dip for five minutes in a swimming pool containing salt or chlorine. You will notice that your eyes burn and become extremely irritated and red. This is your body screaming at you to stop the abuse. Why on earth would you subject your body to such a harsh chemical environment? Don’t forget about the kids! Studies now show that young children swimming in chlorinated pools have a higher risk of developing asthma related problems. I suspect that asthma isn’t the only problem arising from subjecting children to such an intense and harsh chemical environment.
Swimming Pool Equipment Suffers Horribly
Think about the heat exchanger in your pool heater. Salt destroys metal through corrosion. Regardless of what you have heard common sense is correct when it comes to the effects of salt on your pool heater. Salt destroys heaters. It also corrodes light fixtures, ladder anchors, and pool pumps. A salt system is even worse for pool equipment than chlorine. The good news is that you can now stop using chemicals like this in your pool.
“Pool Liners Fade.” “That is just part of owning a vinyl swimming pool.” Wrong! The new generation of ionization systems virtually eliminates this problem completely. I recently observed the effects of a salt system on a pool liner after five years and a chemical free pool system on a pool liner after five years. The salt system had bleached the pool liner almost completely white over this 5 year period. The chemical free pool had not bleached the liner at all. The reason is simple. Remove the chemicals…remove the fading.
The best swimming pool is the swimming pool with chemical free water. The technology has been proven effective over the past fifteen years and the cost to install a drinkable pool water system is now affordable enough to attract most buyers. Do not make the mistake of using expensive chlorine or corrosive salt in your swimming pool. Over time, you will regret your decision to do so.
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