The good things about a salt water pool or spa is that it makes pure chlorine, no smell or taste. It doesn’t harm colored hair. It is very pleasant to swim in. The plaster will also have fewer stains and last longer.
Does a salt water pool save you money? Not really. You don’t need to buy chlorine anymore, but you use a lot of muriatic acid to lower the ph. levels, also as the cell makes chlorine, it used up salt. You have to add a lot more salt in the summer months than in the winter. The salt cell itself only lasts up to 5 years, and then you need a new one.
The first and most sold unit is the Hayward Goldline. This is the cheapest unit out there. It just has more problems with it than the Pentair Unit. It doesn’t last as long. The Jandy system is very sensitive to your salt reading. If you have too much salt, it will cause a lot of damage. The Jandy is also the most expensive unit.
Intellichlor IC40 is the most reliable and easy unit out there. It has simple green or red lights to know what’s going on. The sensor is built into the unit instead of having it plumbed into the pipes. This unit is also the most forgiving on the salt reading. The controls are very easy to use and are located on the unit itself.
The Intellichlor IC40 comes with a 1-year warranty on parts & labor. Pentair offers up to 3-years warranty on all equipment. The way this works is you get 1-extra year per equipment item installed at the same time, up to 3 years.
IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator uses common table salt to produce all the chlorine a pool needs, safely, effectively, and automatically. It also has the same sanitation performance as manual chlorine addition without the drawbacks. No need for customers to buy, transport and store chlorine compounds.
An Eco Select Brand: using natural table salt, the IntelliCholor Salt Chlorinator automatic chlorine generator creates pure chlorine in the pool and eliminates the need to buy, store and add harsh chlorine products manually. In effect, fewer resources are used in the production, packaging and transportation of these chemical compounds.