Take the worry, stress, and work out of chemically treating your pool with a pool sanitization system
Measuring, mixing, and adding chemicals to your pool can quickly become a chore, especially when you’d rather be swimming and having fun in the water. But because your pool still needs to be chemically treated to keep the water clean and enjoyable, it’s still a task that needs to be done.
Take the worry, stress, and work out of chemically treating your pool with a pool sanitization system from Lakeshore Pools & Hot Tubs.
Salt Chlorine Generator
We carry Hayward salt chlorine generators because of their proven track record for reliability, and the time savings they bring by using salt chlorine over traditional chlorine.
The #1 Selling Automatic Chlorinator in North America for the last decade, eliminates the worries and hassle of pool ownership and dramatically enhances the swimming experience.
Using this salt chlorine generator is easy!
The salt chlorinator system works in tandem with salt you add to the pool water. Its internal salt cell, plumbed inline with the return pipe, contains coated metal blades that use electrolysis to split the salt water flowing through it into hydrogen and hypochlorous acid. The hypochlorous acid replaces traditional chlorine sanitizer.
When you open your pool in the spring, you will generally need to add 3 bags of salt to the pool water, as the existing water will be diluted by fresh water from your hose. Because salt does not evaporate and remains in your pool, only minor salt adjustments will be needed during the season. These adjustments will be due to water dilution from heavy rains, backwashing your filter, or loss of water from pool use and splashing.
The unit contains a display that alerts you to any issues with salt levels or chlorine production. Please note that salt systems will not generate chlorine until the water is approximately 70°F and the salt is at the appropriate level. In the spring, you may need to add traditional chlorine to colder water to keep it sanitized and clear until your water is heated.
When using the unit, be sure to manage the pH level in your water to protect your pool liner and equipment. Also, be sure to check if discharging salt water into your local sewer system is allowed in your municipality. If your city has banned saltwater discharge, please see automatic pool chlorinators below.
The salt cells come with a 3 – 5 year warranty, depending on the model. The savings that you receive from a salt system from not having to purchase pool chlorine offsets the cost of replacing the salt cell.
Using salt provides a gentler, more natural form of pool sanitization without the smell or potentially irritating effects of chlorine. The entire process is automated for you as well, so no more adding, handling, or storing chlorine jugs or pucks.
Automatic Pool Chlorinators
If you don’t want to use a salt generator, or are restricted due to city by-laws, you can automate the sanitization process by using an automatic pool chlorinator.
Automatic pool chlorinators, also known as pool chemical feeders, are plastic canisters connected to the pool’s plumbing that hold chlorine pucks or sticks. It is positioned after the pool filter, or after the pool heater if a heater is present.
These units are a great choice for pool owners who want some automation and control without having to deal with expensive electronic parts. Both inline and offline feeders feature a manual control knob that allows you to control the amount of chlorine being dispensed.
What’s the difference between inline and offline pool chlorinators?
Inline chlorinators are hard plumbed directly into the PVC plumbing. As water passes through the chlorinator, it dissolves the pucks in a controlled manner and sends chlorinated water back to the pool. Inline chlorinators are usually installed during new pool construction or during a plumbing renovation on an existing pool.
Offline chlorinators are installed on existing pools. Instead of cutting out a section of pipe, an offline chlorinator is hooked up by drilling two small holes into the PVC plumbing. Thin tubing is then run from the canister to the holes to create the connection. Water from the pipe passes through these small tubes into the chlorinator, dissolves the pucks in a controlled manner, and sends chlorinated water back to the pool.
When using an automatic pool chlorinator, be sure to match the type of chlorine pucks you use to the type of chlorinator you have to minimize the amount of pucks you use and save you $$. Make sure you tell our pool experts what type of chlorinator you have when you bring your water in for testing.
We carry the Clear Blue Ionizer because of their proven track record and easy customizable controls.
This ionizing system uses a specific selection of metal ions to control algae and bacteria in your pool. They help keep your water clear without impacting the surrounding environment or the pH level of the water.
- 5-year manufacturer warranty
- Extremely low chlorine requirements compared to salt systems
- Inexpensive original purchase price compared to a salt system (approximately 50% savings)
- Low annual maintenance cost compare to salt cell replacement
Pool Sanitization Systems in Port Credit and Mississauga
Save time, worry, and money by investing in a pool sanitization system from Lakeshore Pools & Hot Tubs. Call us at (905) 891-8818, or visit our store at 309 Lakeshore Road East in Mississauga. Our team will find you a pool pump that meets your energy and budgetary needs.