Any Aspen homeowner who is not asking themselves “what is the healthiest pool system?” is selling themselves short. Choosing the proper pool system is one of the most crucial choices that a homeowner is ever going to make. Since you will certainly want to get it right on the first go round, this guide will serve as a crucial helping hand.
It is best to take a proactive approach when it comes time to research the best options. Do not wait until after the pool has been constructed. There is a wide range of selection that can be had, but only one real answer. Let’s take a closer look at the correct answer: chlorine.
Chlorine is used to sanitize our drinking water, hospitals, and other commercial institutions. Chlorine is the main factor that makes humans live longer and helps with the killing of germs.
Chlorine is a halogen. Halogens are found in bromine (best to use if you have an indoor pool or spa, but not otherwise), hydrogen peroxide found in the Nature2 systems (and used in the liquid form in stainless steel spas), and many cleaning and laundry products. If you are allergic to halogens, unfortunately you can’t use any of these products.
Stabilized chlorine is the number one choice. It comes in many different tablet sizes and is best used in a feeder. However, be sure not to over chlorinate. Too much chlorine does not sting your eyes, but it will actually make them blurry. Low acid is what stings your eyes.
If you have a spa with an Ozonator, the ozone is also creating halogens. A UV system also sanitizes the water. Some spas, like a premium Jacuzzi, come with a dual Ozone/UV system. You can cut your chlorine usage in half by having these systems. Usually, these systems have light bulbs that are changed annually.
We do not suggest salt systems, and, contrary to popular belief, salt systems are chlorine. Elemental chlorine has several biproducts when broken down. You must also add stabilizer every three months to make the chlorine last longer. Salt is very corrosive, and it will eventually break down metals and plastics which can be harmful to your pool system.
They also promote calcium buildup on tile and surfaces. With a salt system, you have the added cost of removing all the calcium in the water before adding pounds of salt. There are systems that are the size of a water softener that you add salt, and it creates chlorine that it injects into the pool without filling the whole pool with salt. However, these systems cost about $10k.
Hydrogen Peroxide System
Hydrogen peroxide is mostly used in commercial stainless-steel pools. It is very high on the pH level and can be very corrosive. It also has a very short life, needing to be balanced every three days, and it can clog up the filter fast. If you have a hydrogen peroxide system in a portable spa with Nature2, you should add granular chlorine once per month to avoid slime.
Trust the Team at Ajax Pool & Spa
If you would like to learn more about the ins and outs of every available pool system, be sure to contact the trained professionals at Ajax Pool and Spa. They are able to align their clients with the pool system that works best for them, without any of the usual hassles. Pick up the phone and give them a call as soon as possible. Their team of experts is on hand and ready to help!