Here you can find affiliate links to many popular chemicals for your above-ground pool sanitation needs. We are a local above-ground pool installation company and we get hundreds of emails a day inquiring about chemicals and other pool-related items. This is how our resource pages have come about.
Whether you have chlorine, Mineral, Salt, or Oxygen system that needs chemicals we can get you to these items fast.
Chlorine Pool Chemicals
In The Swim, 3 Inch Stabilized Chlorine Tablets for Sanitizing Swimming Pools – 10 Pounds https://amzn.to/3AhCgOF 90% available chlorine 3″ Chlorine Tablets are slow-dissolving and stabilized 8 oz. individually wrapped tablets in easy-open bags 99% Trichloro-S-Triazinetrione (Trichlor) Perfect size for floaters or any automatic chlorine feeder
What is the Pool-Frog Sanitation System?
It’s an automated Mineral Pool Care System for swimming pools and Hot Tubs. It uses minerals like silver chloride, nitrate, silver oxide, colloidal silver, or silver ions.
Which are effective bactericides. Mixed with low levels of chlorine it keeps your pool crystal clear.
One of the main benefits of using this mineral system is that it uses about 50% less chlorine to clean your pool. Using less chlorine is good news for those with sensitive skin.
Is the Pool-Frog Mineral System better than a Salt system?
Salt systems are mineral systems. But there is one important difference about salt systems. The mineral salt gets added to the pool water and when it passes through the electrolyzer. It gets transformed into Chlorine.
It produces the same amount of chlorine that a chlorine-only pool produces. The Pool-Frog uses 50% less.
But is the Pool-Frog Cost effective compared to Salt System?
The Frog has a lower cost to entry than a salt system. You can see the price here on Amazon for the Pool-Frog 6100 Cycler with the mineral cartridge.
The installed mineral cartridge lasts for a whole swim season. You will need to replace this mineral cartridge once per pool season. The Frog also uses a bac-pac. Which are chlorine-filled cartridges that get titrated into the water.
After you buy the cycler and the mineral cartridge which is pre-installed. All you need is the bac-pacs every 2-3 weeks. You never have to touch chlorine as it’s super easy to change them out. Just pop the red tab on the top and plug it in. Throw the old cartridge in your plastic recycle and you’re done for 2-3 weeks.
The chlorine bac-pacs are available on Amazon and are a lot easier to ship than 40lb bags of salt.
If your pool has algae issues the Pool-Frog brand carries a product called “BAM”. One 90 minute application and your pool are algae-free. Bam Algae Cartridge on Amazon.
How are they installed?
The cycler unit goes between the outlet of your filtration system and goes to the pool water return. Standard pool water hose connects the cycler to both the pool return and the filter.
We find using them with a sand or cartridge system being the fastest and easiest to use. The cycler can be installed right at the filter’s head. This makes changing bac-pacs super easy.
Tests strips make it super easy to calculate water flow settings. Frog Test Strips on Amazon.
Salt Water Systems
Many people choose a salt system because it is perceived as a healthy choice when it comes to sanitizing their pool. The first thing you should know is a saltwater pool has chlorine and needs to be balanced the same way a traditional chlorine pool would.
They are called “Salt-Chlorine Generators” because they convert salt in the pool into chlorine when passed through the electrolyzer plates built into the generator unit that sits at the pool water return.
The following is the most common saltwater mistakes people make.
Just because you have a saltwater system doesn’t mean it has low maintenance. You will still need to test chlorine levels and PH with a testing kit. remember you still dealing with a chlorine system. The delivery methods is different but it’s still a chlorine pool.
Oxygen Pool vs. Chlorine
Monthly Average Cost Comparison
Although most pool owners are willing to pay more for a chlorine-free pool, Oxygen Pools are very affordable.
The typical Oxygen Pool costs just $6-8/week more than a chlorine pool for ongoing protection against contaminants. More important, an Oxygen Pool uses multiple layers of oxidation in the water so it stays uniformly clean and clear, rarely needing to be rescued from sudden problems with water quality.
In typical residential pools, hundreds of dollars are spent trying to “rescue” water that has already turned cloudy or green. Continuous, automatic oxidation in an Oxygen Pool mitigates these problems and saves that expense.
There are no expensive protocols required to switch between a chlorine-based program to an oxygen-based program
How Does Ozone Oxidize Contaminants In Water?
An Oxygen Pool automatically infuses ozone (O3 oxygen) into the water as it circulates to quickly oxidize contaminants. Oxygen is the original oxidizer…..we simply oxidize differently, by using different forms of oxygen, which is nontoxic to humans in the water and to the environment. Here’s how it works:
Organic contaminants maintain their shape with a cell wall.
O3 molecules make contact with the cell wall and create a hole in the wall
The cell wall is broken down quickly by O3 molecules.
The cell loses its shape as O3 continues to create holes in the cell wall.
In a few seconds, the cell cannot maintain its shape and the cell dies.
Oxygen Water System FAQS
Is the Installation easy?
Yes, the Oxygen Generator has the fitting for installing with flex hose or hard PVC plumbing in the box. The only additional tool is a flat head screwdriver and PVC glue to attach the fittings to the manifold. Once installed, the Oxygen Generator plugs into any GFCI 110 volt outdoor outlet or 220-volt junction box.
Do I need a special pump and filter to run the system?
Any pool pump and filter from 3/4 to 1 1/2 HP or any variable speed pump will work to add ozone to the water as it passes through.
NOTE: The Oxygen system is not compatible with installation onto Intex pools or most soft side pools due to their use of metric fittings and connections.
How Long should I run the system?
12 hours a day during daylight hours is recommended. The longer that ozone is added to the water, the better it works. Continuous use produces the best results.
How can I get one for my Pool?
Our Startup kit includes everything you need to get started with your Oxygen Pool!
You’ll receive the Dynamic Oxygen Generator complete with a preassembled mounting manifold. and fittings. The only item you’ll need is PVC glue.
A FREE 10 POUND PAIL OF FORMULA’”O” IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR STARTUP KIT. That’s a $100 value!!
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