Building a New Pool !
So you are ready to take the plunge, and get a pool installed at your home. Congratulations, you are about to create a space that will provide fun, peace, and a feeling of well-being for you and your family.
But what now? How do you find the pool builder that will make your project a reality? Many people will know someone who has a pool, or has recently had a pool installed. These are good places to start the process of selecting your builder. Get their experiences with building the pool and also, owning the pool.
Most people start the process by using the internet. There are tons of sites that have pool photos, and most pool contractors have a company websites with lots of information about the process. It can be a daunting process to pick a few contractors to interview, as there are many. In Jacksonville, at last count, there were something like 47 pool contractors of various sizes.
You should take some time and educate yourself about pools and the different types of equipment that is available to be installed on your pool. Learn about salt chlorination, automation, LED lighting, decking materials, etc. Again, the internet is the fastest way to learn about these things. Google Images is great tool for finding pool and deck designs that you may like.
If you are new to the Jacksonville, St. Augustine area, and you are looking for a good pool contractor, again, talk to your new neighbors who have installed pools, and get their impressions of the experience, and their satisfaction with the finished product. Palace Pools has been building and servicing in ground concrete pools in Jacksonville for 22 years. Our design team will meet with you at your home, measure and photograph your back-yard, sit down with you and listen to your ideas and put together a 3D design of the pool environment and associated landscaping. You will see your backyard transform before your very eyes! You can actually see the finished project before we start construction!
We at Palace Pools can talk with you about options and different materials that can make your pool a one of a kind space that you can be proud of and enjoy for many years to come.
How salt chlorine generators work
Salt chlorine generators are becoming increasingly popular. In the U.S. alone, over 1.5 million pool owners are enjoying the benefits of salt water chlorination. These benefits include an amazing swimming experience – no more red eyes, dry itchy skin, chlorine odor or bleaching of clothing, toys or floats. But quite possibly an even better benefit is: your pool and spa are chlorinated automatically, not manually. That means no more trips to the store to stock up on chlorine: your chlorinator will treat the water for you. Mixing and measuring factory-produced chlorine is a thing of the past, and so are the days of unhealthy chlorine highs and lows.
The science behind the technology
There are two components to a salt chlorinator: the control box and its salt cell. The salt cell is an electrolytic converter that installs on your system’s return line, behind the pump, filter and heater. As pool water passes through the salt cell, an electrical charge, generated by the control box, automatically converts the dissolved salt into fresh, natural chlorine. This electrical charge is extremely safe. The newly-chlorinated water is then dispersed evenly throughout the pool by the return jets, where it prevents algae and kills bacteria. After the chlorine has done its work keeping your pool sanitized, it is then transformed back into salt and then the process happens all over again. The salt is never consumed – it simply cycles between salt and chlorine forever. The only time you might need to replenish salt is due to splash out, if your pool overflows in a rainstorm or when you backwash your filter.
Salt chlorinators require a low concentration of salt (sodium chloride) – approximately a teaspoon of granular table salt per gallon of water. The correct salt level is comparable to a human tear and as such, imparts no or little taste. The actual amount of chlorination required to properly sanitize a pool varies due to the pool size, bather load, rainfall, temperature and the pool’s cleanliness.
For more information, please browse our website, like us on Facebook, subscribe to our blog, visit us on Google + & YouTube. Palacepools is a Jacksonville and St Augustine pool builder,providing custom pool construction, pool remodeling, and weekly pool cleaning for over 20 years.
New OmniLogic Pool & Spa Controller Hayward’s new Omni Logic controller for pools and spas is app based and a breeze to use! Coming this month!
Thank you for visiting our new website! Palace Pools is a Jacksonville Pool Builder serving Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, FL and surrounding areas, who would love the opportunity to earn your business. Please feel free to browse our website and learn more about our custom pool and spas, the pool construction process, outdoor living services and custom water features.