Answers to Basic Pool Questions

Salt Pools

Saltwater pools are favored for their simpler and gentler approach to pool care, but they do have some unique needs when compared to traditional chlorine pools. BioGuard offers two unique pool care programs that enhance the saltwater experience.

Look to a certified salt pool expert

A Certified Salt Pool Expert has been trained to understand exactly what is needed to keep a salt pool performing at peak condition. They also understand why you chose a salt pool in the first place and will work hard to maintain your satisfaction with that choice.

A simple program that delivers great results

The Mineral Springs Program

The Mineral Springs system utilizes easy-to-apply minerals and a chlorine generator to produce a chlorine sanitizer. It takes only five minutes a week to maintain – in fact, once you’ve begun the system, you only have to add the Renewal® product once a week. That’s it!

BioGuard’s Mineral Springs Program is ideal for:

  • Pools equipped with any chlorine generator
  • Frequent travelers or vacation-takers
  • Those looking for the luxuries of a mineral pool
  • Pools of any size or surface

Two easy steps!

Beginnings® – A proprietary blend of minerals added to pool water at start-up

Renewal® – Replenishes mineral levels and adjusts pH, keeping water soft and clear

Accessories

Stain and Scale – Stain and Scale protects your pool and equipment from scale formation


Designed to meet the unique needs of saltwater pools

SaltScapes® Saltwater Pool Care

SaltScapes Saltwater Pool Care was designed specifically for saltwater pools and provides everything you need to keep your saltwater sparkling and protect your equipment and pool surfaces. It adds the basic prevention and remedy solutions that saline generators require with an eye to keeping maintenance requirements to a minimum.

BioGuard SaltScapes Saltwater Pool Care is ideal for:

  • Those looking for “salt-specific” products intended for use in saltwater pools only
  • Easy maintenance and treatment of salt pool needs
  • Pools equipped with any chlorine generator and pools of any size or surface

7 interesting facts about salt pools

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A salt cell generates unstabilized chlorine which means it diminishes rapidly when exposed to sunlight UV rays. SunShield® Stabilizer shields against sunlight to extend the life of generated chlorine and minimize cell run time.

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The process a cell uses to convert saltwater into chlorine contributes to higher water pH every time a cell runs. pH Reducer corrects high pH to protect surfaces and equipment.

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The environment within a cell can cause chalky white calcium-scale deposits to form on a cell’s wall over time, decreasing the chlorine output. Scale Defender protects against damaging scale for efficient, long-lasting cell performance and Cell Cleaner removes built-up scale to restore cell to peak performance.

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Chlorine is effective at killing bacteria and algae, but creates unpleasant by-products when it reacts with contaminants like sweat, sunscreen or fertilizer. Chlorine-Free Shock Oxidizer eliminates contaminants for clear, fresh water.

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Saltwater pools need to have water balance levels tested on a regular basis just like traditional chlorine pools. Test your water with your local BioGuard dealer to ensure proper water balance for the best swimmer comfort, equipment protection, and sanitizer efficiency.

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The amount of salt in a pool and the amount of chlorine being produced are independent of each other. Adding more salt to the water (above what is recommended in the owner’s manual) does not improve efficiency or increase the generation of chlorine. Salt Level Test Strips ensure correct salt levels.

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Salt pools are still subject to algae growth and they can easily bloom in warmer temperatures and suitable water conditions. The constant supply of chlorine helps prevent outbreaks, but when conditions overwhelm the chlorine levels, Erase is needed to eliminate the problem.

BioGuard is Your Local Saltwater Pool Care Expert

Your local BioGuard dealer offers free computerized analysis of your saltwater pool and the entire SaltScapes or Mineral Springs
product lines to keep it crystal clear and sparkling blue. Locate a BioGuard Dealer today!