Different Ways to Keep Your Pool Water Clean

There is more than one way to keep your above ground pool water sparkling clean. Learn about the different methods and technology available.

Different Ways to Keep Your Pool Water Clean
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Frog Pool Tender Fresh Mineral Water System

The Frog Pool Tender is an alternative sanitizing system that utilizes natural minerals and low amounts of chlorine to sanitize the pool. This low maintenance mineral system allows you to eliminate chlorine use by up to 50% and easily installs to any type of filter system. The Frog Pool Tender system does not require any electricity to run and will work with any pool. The Frog Pool Tender System is ideal for anyone trying to lower the amount of chlorine in their pool and lessen the amount of work you need to keep your pool clean. This results in less time measuring chemicals and more time enjoying your swimming pool.

Maintaining your mineral system is very simple and requires little effort. It will come with premeasured Chlorine Chambers that need to be swapped out every 1-2 weeks. How often you change the Chlorine Chambers depends on a number of different factors such as the size of the pool, amount of sunlight that hits the pool and how many people use the pool regularly. The system also uses a mineral pac that needs to be changed only once a year. Additional Chlorine Chambers and Mineral Chambers can be purchased on our website ThePoolFactory.com.

The Frog Pool Tender System is ideal for anyone trying to lower the amount of chlorine in their pool and lessen the amount of work you need to keep your pool clean. This results in less time measuring chemicals and more time enjoying your swimming pool.

Frog Pool Tender Fresh Mineral Water System Package

The Frog Pool Tender system delivers a unique bacteria-killing combination: sanitizing minerals plus a very low level of chlorine. The result is Fresh Mineral Water® that gives you Cleaner, Clearer, Softer and Easier® water to maintain. Using fresh minerals means you use way less chlorine. Chambers are prefilled so there’s no mess, no guess, no stress.

Frog Pool Tender Fresh Mineral Water System Package
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Saltwater Systems

The Solaxx Nuvo Ultraviolet water sanitizer helps reduce chlorine usage while eliminating any bacteria from the pool water. This Ultraviolet sterilizer disinfects what chlorine can’t with its specialized UV lamp and simply plumbs to any type of filter system.

Saltwater systems are user friendly and effective alternative sanitizing systems that provide a silky soft feel to the pool water by consistently generating low amounts of chlorine. It creates a steady chlorine residual that will prevent cloudy water and algae, and it’s very economical to run. Saltwater can be corrosive to most above ground pools. You should only use a saltwater system with pools that are specifically built for saltwater use. The Saltwater 5000 and the Saltwater 8000 are saltwater pools built with special components to resist the corrosion issues associated with Saltwater and are both warrantied for saltwater use.

Stainless Steel Service panel Saltwater 5000

You should only use a saltwater system with pools that are specifically built for saltwater use. That means the pool has components that are specifically treated to prevent corrosion.

Drop-in Saltwater Systems

Drop-in Saltwater systems like the Chlorease Ultra, Solaxxx Saltron Retro and the Solaxxx Saltron Retro XL are an economical and effective way to convert the dissolved salt in the pool water into chlorine. These drop-in units hang over the pool wall and go directly into the pool water.

Solaxx Saltron Retro XL

This self-contained purification system utilizes a natural process to generate pure chlorine. The electrolytic process uses a very low concentration of salt (less than a teaspoon per gallon) and generates free chlorine. Learn more...

Solaxx Saltron Retro XL

Return Jet Saltwater Systems

Return Jet Saltwater Systems like the Hayward Aqua Trol RJ and the Hayward Salt & Swim ABG and Solaxx Retro AG are enhanced saltwater systems that simply connect to the water jet return fitting (on the outside of the pool) and convert the dissolved salt in the pool water into chlorine. These return jet saltwater systems include easy-to-read control panels that accurately calculate salt levels.

Solaxx Retro Jet RJ Saltwater Chlorine Generator

This self-contained purification system utilizes a natural process to generate pure chlorine. The electrolytic process uses a very low concentration of salt (less than a teaspoon per gallon) and generates free chlorine.

Solaxx Jet RJ Saltwater Chlorine Generator

Inline (Hard-plumbing) Saltwater Systems

Hard plumbing Saltwater systems like the Solaxxx Saltron Reliant connect to the return line of the pool with PVC pipe or flexible PVC pipe, producing chlorine through the dissolved salt in the water. This unit includes a flow switch and control box that features easy push button icons with LED indicators.

Solaxx Saltron Reliant Saltwater Chlorine Generator Up To 30,000 Gallons

The Reliant system produces a pure, elemental form of chlorine by electrolysis of salt added to the pool water. After the salt is converted to chlorine and bacteria has been killed, the chlorine reverts back to salt and this process is ongoing. The salt concentration is very low (less than a human tear) and the water feels soft, silky and sparkling clean!

Solaxx Saltron Reliant Saltwater Chlorine Generator Up To 30,000 Gallons

Since your Saltwater Generator is producing chlorine right in your pool, there will be no need to add any more. Most saltwater generators will let you know when the salt level in your pool is too low. Salt Test strips can also be used to determine how much salt is in your water. The cell inside most saltwater systems should be inspected and cleaned every few months and replaced between 2-4 years, depending on pool size and usage.

If you never want to see a bucket of chlorine again and are in the market for a new pool, a saltwater system in combination with one of our saltwater pools can be exactly what you are looking for.

Solaxx SafeDip Digital Chemistry Tester

The SafeDip is a digital chemistry reader designed to make measuring pool parameters easy. Simply collect the water sample from the pool using the onboard cup and press the Start button to take your measurement. Learn more...

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Power Ionizer - Hybrid Sanitizer

Experience crystal-clear and naturally healthy pool water with the Power Ionizer. Utilizing the safe process of ionization, this innovative system releases carefully measured copper and silver ions into your pool, effectively eliminating algae, bacteria, and viruses. Say goodbye to frequent chlorine treatments - the Power Ionizer minimizes chlorine usage to weekly shocking. Enjoy the benefits of reduced red eyes, dry skin, bathing suit fading, and unpleasant odors. Immerse yourself in the refreshing and clear waters of a pool treated with the Power Ionizer for a more enjoyable swimming experience.

Power Ionizer - Hybrid Sanitizer For Above Ground Pools 444301

The Power Ionizer - Hybrid Sanitizer releases a precise quantity of copper and silver ions into your pool water to kill algae, bacteria and viruses. Natural mineral disinfectants are safe to you, your family and our environment.

Power Ionizer - Hybrid Sanitizer For Above Ground Pools 444301

In conclusion

As you can see, all of these alternative sanitizing systems will help make swimming pool maintenance easier as well as cut down on the amount of chemicals you have to purchase and use. These systems are becoming more and more popular with above ground pool owners because, let’s face it, easier is always better! Here at The Pool Factory we have all of these systems available for you to choose from as well as the expertise to guide you in the right direction.