Pooled Energy also manages fresh water pools.
However, fresh water pools require chemical dispensing systems for
liquid chlorine and acid, which must be periodically topped up. We recommend converting to salt water
chlorination in most cases. Some 92% of Australian pools use salt chlorination as proof of its ease of use and efficacy
A saltwater pool with a chlorinator running Pooled Energy's Advanced Water Chemistry offers the benefit of full automation without chemical tanks and dispensers. We recommend this as the cheapest and lowest maintenance solution for most customers.
As a general
comment, we test a lot of pools and you would be amazed at some of the test
results. Some so-called, fresh-water pools actually test to have as much, and
even more salt in them than salt pools. This is due to build-up of salt coming
in from the tap over the years. As water in the pool evaporates, it leaves
behind its natural salt content and this salt accumulates over the years. This
effect is much stronger in areas with “hard” (high salt content) water, such as
Adelaide. We have seen one (Sydney) pool with no added salt, at 9,000 ppm salt content, much higher than the
maximum target of 6,000 ppm for saltwater chlorinators.
Salt also accumulates whenever you add liquid or powdered chlorine to the pool. You may like to test your “fresh-water” pool, just to make sure your fresh pool is really fresh. You may be surprised. We will test it for you when we inspect your pool.