Save Money at Your Pool

At the beginning of July 2021, nearly 40% of the United States was experiencing drought, with extreme or exceptional drought conditions plaguing much of the country west of the Rocky Mountains, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

For aquatic facilities facing drought conditions, managing water consumption can be challenging. What's more, maintaining water quality, including controlling TDS in the pool, while also limiting water consumption is difficult, given that the traditional method of controlling TDS is dilution. Conserving water while controlling TDS levels is possible with the right tools.

Q: How can we reduce our water consumption—and control TDS levels—to manage both drought conditions and rising water costs?

A: When your pool is facing drought conditions and you need to control TDS, a salt-based, automatic chlorine generator that uses pool water as the source to generate chlorine can solve both problems.

Traditional chlorination systems add unwanted TDS to a pool. Typically, this is solved with frequent dilution, which can be problematic under drought conditions. Using a system that generates chlorine from the pool water and doesn't add any unwanted TDS to the pool will not only save money, but will also help your community save water.

An additional benefit of a chlorine-generation system is that it can be used with regenerative media filters because there is no rapid increase of TDS.

Some key benchmarks to look for include:

  • A diluted solution that allows for the injection of muriatic acid into the production tank to produce a pH-neutral chlorine.
  • A 50% reduction in muriatic acid use than with stored hypochlorite.