Answers to Basic Pool Questions
The Mineral Springs® Pool Care Programme
The Mineral Springs® system utilises easy-to-apply minerals and a chlorine generator to produce a chlorine sanitizer. It takes only five minutes a week to maintain – in fact, once you’ve begun the system, you only have to add the Renewal® product once a week. That’s it!
Beginnings… the elements for creating a European spa in your pool
Mineral Springs Beginnings
Mineral Springs® Beginnings®, a proprietary blend of minerals, is an essential component to create a mineral water environment. Beginnings® add purified minerals to the water so that the Cell and Controller can effectively and efficiently produce sanitizer. Without these minerals the electrolysis process cannot begin. Beginnings® not only offers the benefits of establishing the initial mineral level essential for the system, it also adds minerals for softening the water, pH buffers to minimize possible pH fluctuations, clarifiers for enhanced water sparkle and additional sanitizer degradation inhibitors.
Renewal… maintaining the soft, gentle touch of nature
Mineral Springs Renewal
Mineral Springs® Renewal® is added weekly to replenish lost mineral levels and rejuvenate your Mineral Springs System. It also contains many other enhancers to contribute to the look and feel of the water. Like Beginnings®, Renewal® contains Mineral Salts for softening the water. Additionally, pH buffers and adjusters are included to offset pH drift along with special chelants, scale and corrosion inhibitors to prolong the lifespan of the Salt Chlorinator Cell. The benefits do not stop there; a filter aid and clarifier are blended into Renewal® to maintain crystal, clear water. 1,25kg of Renewal® per 50 000 Litres of pool water is required weekly.
Designed to meet the unique needs of saltwater pools
SaltScapes® Saltwater Pool Care
SaltScapes Saltwater Pool Care was designed specifically for saltwater pools and provides everything you need to keep your saltwater sparkling and protect your equipment and pool surfaces. It adds the basic prevention and remedy solutions that saline generators require with an eye to keeping maintenance requirements to a minimum.
BioGuard SaltScapes Saltwater Pool Care is ideal for:
- Those looking for “salt-specific” products intended for use in saltwater pools only
- Easy maintenance and treatment of salt pool needs
- Pools equipped with any chlorine generator and pools of any size or surface
7 interesting facts about salt pools
A salt cell generates unstabilized chlorine which means it diminishes rapidly when exposed to sunlight UV rays. SaltScapes™ Salt Pool Stabilizer shields against sunlight to extend the life of generated chlorine and minimize cell run time.
The environment within a cell can cause chalky white calcium-scale deposits to form on a cell’s wall over time, decreasing the chlorine output. SaltScapes™ Scale Defender protects against damaging scale for efficient, long-lasting cell performance and SaltScapes™ Cell Cleaner removes built-up scale to restore cell to peak performance.
Chlorine is effective at killing bacteria and algae, but creates unpleasant by-products when it reacts with contaminants like sweat, sunscreen or fertilizer. SaltScapes™ Chlorine-Free Shock Oxidizer eliminates contaminants for clear, fresh water.
Saltwater pools need to have water balance levels tested on a regular basis just like traditional chlorine pools. SaltScapes™ Balance Test Strips ensure proper water balance for the best swimmer comfort, equipment protection, and sanitizer efficiency.
The amount of salt in a pool and the amount of chlorine being produced are independent of each other. Adding more salt to the water (above what is recommended in the owner’s manual) does not improve efficiency or increase the generation of chlorine. SaltScapes™ Salt Level Test Strips ensure correct salt levels.
Salt pools are still subject to algae growth and it can easily bloom in warmer temperatures and suitable water conditions. The constant supply of chlorine helps prevent outbreaks, but when conditions overwhelm the chlorine levels, SaltScapes™ Algae Remover is needed to eliminate the problem.