"Saltwater pool conversion" might sound like there is a lot involved. If you're wondering how you convert to salt, it really doesn't involve any big procedures. In fact, it's very DIY-friendly. If you can use some basic tools (or have a handy friend to help) you can do it yourself in about an hour.
Converting from chlorine to a saltwater pool simply means...Read more
Once you start thinking about the pool again, many pool owners who still use chlorine ask themselves again if they should put a salt system on their pool, but don't know what to think about what they've heard. A very common question that comes up is "I've been thinking about changing my pool to saltwater, but I've just heard so many different things about it. Is it true that...Read more
5 Must-Have Upgrades For Your Swimming Pool System
Number 1, of course, is a salt chlorine generator. It makes sure the water stays blue and clear, automatically every day, without all of the hassle of buying and manually adding chlorine. Making sure the pool is always enjoyable is the most important thing for me, which is why I put this at the top of the list. Now this is going to be a slightly more expensive item in this lineup, but I believe this is one of the best things you can do for the pool, in terms of preventing major pool headaches and saving a lot of money on old fashioned chlorine.
Alright the next one Number 2 is a digital pool chemistry reader like the SafeDip 6-in-1 electronic water tester. This digital tester will help you check the important chemistry levels in the pool that you always need to keep an eye on. It’s fast and accurate, easier than complicated test kits, more precise than cheap test strips, and more convenient than bringing a water sample to the store. Retailing in the low 200’s, it’s about the same price as a full chemical test kit – but you never need to buy or mess with chemical reagents. Very popular item we do sell a lot of these and plenty of customers happy with product. If you don’t have one, put it on your wish list you won’t be disappointed.
Ok, Number 3. The TJ16 Typhoon prefilter. A lot of you are going wait, what's that?? Well the popularity of prefilters has grown tremendously in the last few years. What does it do? Put simply, it greatly reduces the amount of maintenance your filter requires (backwashing, cleaning your cartridges or grids, etc). It deals with the dirt in your pool using cyclonic filtration – there’s no moving parts, no filter media to replace, the best part is that it cleans out in just about a minute using only 4 gallons of water. If you like a crystal clear pool without having to muck around with your filter, this is one you’ll really like and its pretty reasonably priced.
Moving on to Number 4. To do away with the manual effort it takes to keep the pool walls clean and the pool floor swept, you need to look at robotic pool cleaners. These can learn the shape of your pool to sweep and scrub every inch of it, rather than randomly bounce around to suck up leaves here and there. Most quality cleaners can have a fairly wide range of prices depending on the smart features – there are a lot of options so do your research before buying. Many of you probably have similar sweepers for your house - so why not automate your pool cleaning as well? Certainly well worth it unless you like netting leaves all the time.
Last in the lineup, Number 5 is upgrading your circulation pump to a electricity saving variable speed pump. These are the future of pool pumps – they’re whisper quiet and extremely energy efficient. If you didn’t know, a traditional pool pump can use as much electricity as an air conditioner unit – so getting an energy-saving variable speed pump can cut a big portion of that monthly utility bill. If you want to save money on electricity while getting better pool circulation, then a variable speed pump is the way to go.
That wraps up the 5 must-have items for your pool. If you have any questions please give us a call at DSP, we’ll take care of you guys: 866-755-5243