Coral Springs resident and owner of Acqua Nita Services, Inc., Ana Labosky has a passion for pools that has made her an expert and leader in her field. The President of the International Pool and Spa Service Association (IPSSA), Ana’s focus in renovating families’ pools is energy efficiency and choosing the right system for clean water.
When renovating your existing pool or having a new one installed, make sure to discuss a salt system, variable speed pump and automation with your licensed pool contractor. An expert in water chemistry, Ana says, “It’s important to be sure that you’re dealing with someone who has been thoroughly educated in the newest technology. Anyone can sell you something, but if they don’t thoroughly understand how the equipment works and how to properly care for it, it can become damaged and not last as long as it should.” She goes on to explain that 14 hours of continuing education (9 of them regarding technology) are required to maintain a pool professional’s annual state license.
Salt Chlorinators or “Salt Systems” have become a preferred method of treating pool water for many reasons including;
- No itchy skin • No faded swimwear • No more red eyes • Environmentally friendly
- No more green hair • Energy efficient • Soft, silky feeling water
Salt chlorinators turn your pool water into a mild saline solution that many say feels softer on the skin. When the ions in the salt are passed over specially coated plates and induced with a low voltage electrical charge they are converted into chlorine. The best part is that the salt is at a much lower level than is found naturally in a human tear drop.
Salt systems have three main components.
1) Salt makes the water conductive so that the electricity can pass between the plates in the cell. If the salt level goes too low, then the chlorine production simply stops. Salt is also the raw material from which the chlorine is produced.
2) The control unit is a device that sends power to the salt cell. The unit controls how much chlorine is produced by regulating how long the power is applied to the cell.
3) The salt cell is a series of plates with opposite charges in a cell. As the water passes between the plates, electrolysis takes place, releasing the chlorine in the salt.
If all of this seems really technical, rest assured that Acqua Nita Services, a licensed and insured company, can renovate anything regarding your pool while explaining it in a way that’s easy to grasp. Whether your desire is to rebuild your entire pool or just replace your pump or chlorinating system with more energy efficient and environmentally friendly components, the Acqua Nita Services team are the experts for the job.
For more info. Call Acquanita at 954-224-7733 • www.acquanita.com