Turn Table Salt Into Water-Purifying Chlorine With Pentair

It’s the holiday season and that means cooler weather with fewer people using their pool. Before you know it, it will be summer again and pool activity will be on the rise. Now that you’re out of the pool, let’s get into a conversation about chlorine. Many people experience skin irritation due to chlorine and it’s no wonder some prefer the natural, salty feel of the ocean.

If you’re someone who prefers swimming in an ocean versus a backyard pool, we’ve got some great news for you! Atlas Pool Care is proud to offer the IntelliChlor by Pentair. It uses common table salt to produce all the chlorine a pool needs, safely, effectively and automatically. It provides the same sanitation performance as harsh chlorine additives without the drawbacks. You read that correctly! Therefore, there’s no need to buy, handle and store chemicals. We are here to make your pool experience the best it can be.

Product Features

  • Push-button operation and easy-to-view displays enable fast checking of salt levels, cell cleanliness, sanitizer output and water flow
  • Automatic shut-off feature protects the unit and prolongs cell life under low-water-temperature conditions
  • On-time cycling prevents calcium and scale buildup to maximize cell life
  • Communicates with IntelliTouch®, EasyTouch® and SunTouch® Automation Systems

Pure Chlorine. None of the Drawbacks

  • No more bad odors, stinging eyes or irritated skin
  • Forget wetsuits ruined by bleach
  • Put an end to buying, lifting, or handling chlorine

How to Get Your Pool Ready for Winter

Swimming pools in Bakersfield probably get more swim time than most areas of the country. But, at a certain point in the fall, it’s time to think about getting ready for winter. We are happy to offer our services for people who are too busy or don’t want to work on their own pools.

Winter Pool Preparation

Whether you want us to help you or you want to do it yourself, here are the important tasks to cover:

  • Make certain that the pool is absolutely clean and clear of any algae.
  • Vacuum, brush, and scrub pool surfaces.
  • Scrub the tile line so that the residue doesn’t sit all winter.
  • Clean skimmer baskets.
  • Fill the water to the top of the pool, almost to overflowing (for non-freezing temperatures).
  • Shock, chlorinate, and balance pool chemicals.
  • Backwash the filter.
  • Drain the pool lines to prevent pipes from bursting.
  • If available, cover the pool.
  • Remember to continue checking the chemical levels regularly throughout the winter. In Bakersfield, where are winters are mild, ‘regularly’ means once a week. When it’s colder (water temp 40 – 55 degrees), then once a month is probably fine.
  • If we will have prolonged freezing temperatures, you’ll want to run the filter system to circulate the water and prevent freezing.

Other Patio Prep for Winter

Taking care of the entire pool area is good maintenance and preserves your investment in outdoor living.

  • Clean pool accessories prior to storing to keep them in good condition for when you’re ready to open up the pool for swimming again.
  • Power wash the deck.
  • Consider storing outdoor furniture rather than exposing it to the elements of winter. The furniture will last longer, and will look better for when you can enjoy being outside.

Please contact us if we can help you get your Bakersfield pool ready for winter.