One of Many Options for
Effortlessly Maintaining a
and Crystal Clear Pool Water .
Automatic Pool Cleaner - Aquabot
isn’t directly a money saver, but it is a time saver. Hopefully, we all
know that time is money. If you consider your time as valued at $10 an
hour, you could save yourself $10-20 (of your time) per week with an
automatic pool cleaner.
Keeping your pool
clean can be done manually (with a pool vacuum) or with an automatic
There are automatic
cleaners which -
If you don’t have a
cleaner, an Aquabot is
an excellent choice. It is electrically powered so you do not need to
add any extra plumbing. You just plug it into its own 24 volt
transformer and off it goes.
is actually a little robot with its own microprocessor. It is
programmed to clean and scrub every inch of your pool, whether it be
your walls or bottom. (It can’t clean your ladders, unfortunately)
It also has its own
filter so it doesn’t need to drag around any excessive hoses.
you might have some reservations about the cleaner being electric, but
these things are genuinely safe. If it concerns you, you can always
take the cleaner out of the pool before you get in. It would be a few
minutes for that as opposed to a half hour or more spent cleaning. If
you are really interested in one of these, you’ll probably get the best
price on this off the internet. Local dealers have them but you will
pay more for them.
this is a more expensive investment, but it will save you money in the
long run. Not only will the chlorine generator keep you from having to
buy chlorine, but it can even save you the time of having to mess with
chlorine of any kind. All you need to do to keep it working properly is
keep its ‘innards’ clean and keep it filled, as explained below.
generators are ideal for making a carefree, bargain pool experience.
You plumb in the generator, wire it up, and add salt to the pool (from
50 pound bags). The chlorine generator uses the salt to create chlorine
(this is why you’ll sometimes hear them referred to as a salt water
might even be better off to pay a local expert to install it for you.
Now, don’t make the mistake of thinking the salt would make the pool
water anywhere near as salty the ocean. The pool’s salt content would
actually be very low, about 3,000 parts per million,
isn’t very much. Ocean water is over ten times that much. In fact, most
people comment that the water actually feels softer. So not only can a
chlorine generator save you money (on chlorine in particular), but it
can improve the water quality.
to save money, you would be better off buying a chlorine generator off
the internet, and have a local place install it. As with the majority
of their products, pool stores tend to have a somewhat significant
markup, especially compared to the Internet. Just make sure you find
someone who can install it, and wire it up before you order it.
the Hayward Chlorine Generator.
Ionization for Swimming Pool Water
A pool ionizer
is a natural solution for pool sanitation, but to tell you the truth
I'm not very familiar with them. They're electrically powered and
sanitize the water in the ionizing cell. I don't think they need
chemicals specifically to work, but some systems do still need
chlorine, though in a lower amount than you would normally use.
are cheap to operate. One manufacturer says their cost is less than $1
a month. You also don't need to buy as much chlorine. So while the
initial startup costs are high, the on-going costs are very minimal.
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