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Does Newbury Park Pool Service clean Saltwater pools?

If  your like most people you’ve probably wondered what all the hype about salt water pools is all about. Are they really better on your skin? Do they do a better job chlorinating your pool? Are they expensive? How long do they last? Well you are about to find out.

A salt water pool system is very similar to a tablet chlorinated pool. The main difference is that a salt water pool uses a salt sell to produce chlorine with salt. They do not run off of over the counter table salt. They use special chlorinating salt to chlorinate the pool. You may wonder why use chlorinating salt when you can just use tabs or liquid chlorine. This is a very good question. Chlorinating salt is a more natural way to remove bacteria from a pool. It is similar to how nature removes contaminates from water. Also salt water pools that operate well don’t need a floater in the pool. No floater means there is no way for an animal or child to accidentally choke on swallow poisonous chemical tabs.


Salt chlorinating pools usually don’t need weekly adjustments to their chlorine levels since the salt system monitors them. However, most systems tend to start to fail prematurely and chlorine needs to be added occasionally. Salt generators have about a 7 year life span depending on how well the water is balanced and how well the system is cleaned. Salt cells should be cleaned every 90 days about. Cleaning can be done by your local pool care tech.

To clean a salt cell you need to add a mixture of water and acid to it. Once you add the water and acid to it your let it sit for about 15 minutes so that the acid eats the build-up away. The extra build up can be picked out with a fine tooth pick or other instrument.


All in all, it just depends on your personal preference. If you don’t want a floater in your pool, I would suggest you make the change to a salt water pool which Newbury Park pool service can easily do for you. Or if you have sensitive skin and need a little more tolerable chemical level I would also recommend you install a salt system in your pool. But if you want to save money on your pool service and build cost I would opt out of a salt water pool. Traditional chlorine tablets do a great job chlorinating pools with a smaller up front cost. At the end of the day however, it just depends on your personal preference.

General repairs

Pools like houses and automobiles require repairs and extra work every now and them. There are quite a few parts that have to work correctly in order for the pool to operate like it is supposed to. Pools have a very simple but important filtration system. Pools usually use a single D.E. filter with about 8 grids to filter out debris that goes through the pump and the basket.  Filters measure the overall pressure in pounds per square inch or PSI.

The general rule of thumb is once the pressure gauge raises 10 PSI from the clean start pressure it is due for a filter clean. The time in between filter cleans depends on how dirty the pool usually gets and how many people use the pool. However, the average pool needs to be cleaned every three months by your pool service provider.

Salt Cell Cleaning

The next most common repair that happens on a regular schedule would be salt cell cleans. Salt cells need to remain clean to ensure the salt is properly chlorinating the pool. Cleaning salt cells is very simple but it is important that a professional cleans it. Improper cleaning can easily damage or even destroy a salt cell which is a big investment that you don’t want to have to replace.

Arguably the most important part to any pool would be the pool pump. There are many different types and brands of pools pumps. Regular maintenance of your pool pump is very important. Pool pumps tend to leak as they get older. The seals inside tend to fail. Pump seals can be replaced at a lot lower price than the cost of buying a new pump. Other things such as gaskets for the pump can fail over time but can easily be fixed. Make sure to call your local Newbury Park pool service if you notice anything weird with your pump before it is too late.