Why choose a chlorine pool system
There are many ways to purify pool water to prevent the growth of algae and bacteria. In Quebec, the chlorine system is one of the most popular for residential pools. The maintenance of an inground pool has multiple steps and highly depends on the type of pool system installed. If you own a fiberglass pool, the chlorine system is an interesting option to consider. Discover the advantages and disadvantages of this system to help you make the best decision for your pool!
Installation and maintenance
Whether you already have a pool, or you plan to have one installed soon, the chlorine system is easy and fast to install by an expert team. At Aquarino, the installation of an inground pool is done within 24 hours and includes the installation of the pool system. So, you won’t have to worry about the initial pool system setup at the beginning of your project. In terms of maintenance, this system requires attention. The chlorine level of your pool must be checked regularly (some suggest daily) with color paper and a sampling scale. This is done to be able to adjust the chlorine levels, if necessary. Chlorine is available in many different forms such as liquid, stick, granules and pock.
One of the most appreciated advantages is that this treatment is extremely efficient in eliminating the bacteria and algae in a pool. Once your water is treated with the recommended chlorine quantity, your pool water will be pristine and bacteria free.
Although chlorine pools require daily maintenance, it takes only a few minutes per day, which makes it a relatively simple, easy and quick task. Pro tip: opt for chlorine pock. They last the longest in terms of chlorine forms, reducing your maintenance time.
Another advantage to the chlorine pool system is its cost. Even though it requires more maintenance than the salt system, it is less expensive in general. Evidently, this is an important element to consider when making your pool system choice. Lastly, choosing chlorine for a fiberglass pool is advantageous because fiberglass pools have no liners, meaning that the chlorine can’t discolor your pool liner… there isn’t one!
As mentioned above, the chlorine system requires more maintenance than the salt system. Every day, a quantity of chlorine must be added to your pool to prevent the forming of bacteria or algae. There’s an easy fix; Simply add a note for pool maintenance as part of your daily tasks list! Important to note, chlorine evaporates in the sun, like water. Consequently, it’s important to doublecheck the quantity of chlorine during a heat wave! Additionally, the more there are people in the pool, more the chlorine quantity should be checked.
Another disadvantage of the chlorine system is its odor and potential skin effects. Chlorine odor can be strong at times. Chlorine can also be a skin irritant for some. To avoid skin irritation, it’s recommended to rinse yourself with clear water after a swim. In addition, clean your swimsuit promptly, instead of letting it air dry, to avoid damage. However, a proper amount of chlorine in a pool has a very tolerable odor and skin irritation normally only occurs in cases of sensitive skin.
Both a chlorine system and salt system have advantages that keep a water clean during the summer season. Getting informed on the qualities of each, helps make your decision easier! During your meeting with the Aquarino specialist, ask for more information on the two options to be sure to make the right decision for you. Also, keep in mind that it’s possible to change the water sanitation method even after one has already been installed!