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Sahara Pools, LLC

1160 US Highway 22 West

Lebanon, NJ

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Mon-Fri: 9:30AM - 7:00PM

Sat-Sun: 9:30AM - 5:00PM

Sahara Pools Service FAQs

Pool Opening FAQ

Can any pool be converted to a salt water pool?


Yes!




What are the main benefits of converting my pool to saltwater?


Salt water pools have many benefits over chlorine pools. The water is more natural to swim in and is better for the hair and skin. You can open your eyes underwater. The operating costs are lower for saltwater pools as well.




How salty does the pool water become? Is it comparable to the ocean?


No the salinity of the ocean is over 10,000 ppm. A saltwater pool has a salinity of around 3,200 ppm which is equivalent to the salinity of your tears. This is why you’re able to open your eyes underwater!




What maintenance is needed after my pool is converted to a salt water system?


Much less maintenance than a chlorine pool. Saltwater pools naturally have a more stable pH and Alkalinity level. Adding chlorine tabs on a regular basis is completely taken out of the equation. As long as the salt level is within the proper range, the salt system will generate the chlorine naturally. The customer just needs to watch the salt level of the pool. Heavy rains can affect the salt reading and thereby affect the chlorine production




How does salt water sanitize my pool?


The chemical makeup of salt is Sodium Chloride (NaCl). How the salt system sanitizes the pool is by splitting up the Chlorine molecules from the Sodium molecules. This in fact produces Chlorine naturally, unlike the addition of chlorine tabs.




Do I need to install a new pool pump and filter in addition to the salt generator?


No, a salt system can function with any type of pump or filter.




How long does a salt conversion take?


A complete salt conversion takes 1-2 days. It is an extremely easy process. We plumb in the salt system, hook up the electrical, add the required amount of salt into the pool, and allow that to circulate for 24 hours before turning the salt cell on for the first time. Once that cell is turned on after the 24 hours, your pool has officially been converted into a saltwater pool.





Pool Closing FAQ

Can any pool be converted to a salt water pool?


Yes!




What are the main benefits of converting my pool to saltwater?


Salt water pools have many benefits over chlorine pools. The water is more natural to swim in and is better for the hair and skin. You can open your eyes underwater. The operating costs are lower for saltwater pools as well.




How salty does the pool water become? Is it comparable to the ocean?


No the salinity of the ocean is over 10,000 ppm. A saltwater pool has a salinity of around 3,200 ppm which is equivalent to the salinity of your tears. This is why you’re able to open your eyes underwater!




What maintenance is needed after my pool is converted to a salt water system?


Much less maintenance than a chlorine pool. Saltwater pools naturally have a more stable pH and Alkalinity level. Adding chlorine tabs on a regular basis is completely taken out of the equation. As long as the salt level is within the proper range, the salt system will generate the chlorine naturally. The customer just needs to watch the salt level of the pool. Heavy rains can affect the salt reading and thereby affect the chlorine production




How does salt water sanitize my pool?


The chemical makeup of salt is Sodium Chloride (NaCl). How the salt system sanitizes the pool is by splitting up the Chlorine molecules from the Sodium molecules. This in fact produces Chlorine naturally, unlike the addition of chlorine tabs.




Do I need to install a new pool pump and filter in addition to the salt generator?


No, a salt system can function with any type of pump or filter.




How long does a salt conversion take?


A complete salt conversion takes 1-2 days. It is an extremely easy process. We plumb in the salt system, hook up the electrical, add the required amount of salt into the pool, and allow that to circulate for 24 hours before turning the salt cell on for the first time. Once that cell is turned on after the 24 hours, your pool has officially been converted into a saltwater pool.





Service Call FAQ

How do I know when I need to replace my pool safety cover?


Safety covers have an average life of 12-15 years. You should expect to replace your safety cover when the cover is starting to rip at the seams. Many times, mice chew holes in the cover while in storage over the summer. You can prevent this and prolong the life of your cover if you have a 90 gallon garbage bin with a lid to store the cover in.




I currently use a pool cover tarp with water bags.  Is it possible for me to upgrade to a safety cover with anchors?


Absolutely. Sahara Pools can custom measure the pool to create a safety cover with the exact dimensions of the pool and patio.




My pool is highly custom with varying wall heights and features.  Can I still be measured for a new safety cover?


Of course, as stated above, all new safety covers are custom measured in order to guarantee the right fit. Sahara Pools can accommodate all different types of features such as raised spas, waterfalls, sun shelfs, etc. into the measurements for the new cover.




Does Sahara Pools custom measure my pool size and shape?


If you have never had a safety cover before, your pool has to be custom measured. If you are simply replacing your safety cover and are happy with the way the old one fit, we can take the old cover and use that as a template to design the new one.




I currently have a safety cover that needs to be replaced. Does Sahara Pools need to install new brass anchors, or can my old anchors be reused?


Old anchors can be re-used as long as they are in good shape. If the anchor screw’s threads have been stripped we can simply replace the screw in the existing anchor.




What is the typical life expectancy of a safety cover from Sahara Pools?


A cover will last about 12-15 years.





Weekly/BiWeekly Maintenance FAQ

Can any pool be converted to a salt water pool?


Yes!




What are the main benefits of converting my pool to saltwater?


Salt water pools have many benefits over chlorine pools. The water is more natural to swim in and is better for the hair and skin. You can open your eyes underwater. The operating costs are lower for saltwater pools as well.




How salty does the pool water become? Is it comparable to the ocean?


No the salinity of the ocean is over 10,000 ppm. A saltwater pool has a salinity of around 3,200 ppm which is equivalent to the salinity of your tears. This is why you’re able to open your eyes underwater!




What maintenance is needed after my pool is converted to a salt water system?


Much less maintenance than a chlorine pool. Saltwater pools naturally have a more stable pH and Alkalinity level. Adding chlorine tabs on a regular basis is completely taken out of the equation. As long as the salt level is within the proper range, the salt system will generate the chlorine naturally. The customer just needs to watch the salt level of the pool. Heavy rains can affect the salt reading and thereby affect the chlorine production




How does salt water sanitize my pool?


The chemical makeup of salt is Sodium Chloride (NaCl). How the salt system sanitizes the pool is by splitting up the Chlorine molecules from the Sodium molecules. This in fact produces Chlorine naturally, unlike the addition of chlorine tabs.




Do I need to install a new pool pump and filter in addition to the salt generator?


No, a salt system can function with any type of pump or filter.




How long does a salt conversion take?


A complete salt conversion takes 1-2 days. It is an extremely easy process. We plumb in the salt system, hook up the electrical, add the required amount of salt into the pool, and allow that to circulate for 24 hours before turning the salt cell on for the first time. Once that cell is turned on after the 24 hours, your pool has officially been converted into a saltwater pool.





Pool Vacuuming FAQ

Can any pool be converted to a salt water pool?


Yes!




What are the main benefits of converting my pool to saltwater?


Salt water pools have many benefits over chlorine pools. The water is more natural to swim in and is better for the hair and skin. You can open your eyes underwater. The operating costs are lower for saltwater pools as well.




How salty does the pool water become? Is it comparable to the ocean?


No the salinity of the ocean is over 10,000 ppm. A saltwater pool has a salinity of around 3,200 ppm which is equivalent to the salinity of your tears. This is why you’re able to open your eyes underwater!




What maintenance is needed after my pool is converted to a salt water system?


Much less maintenance than a chlorine pool. Saltwater pools naturally have a more stable pH and Alkalinity level. Adding chlorine tabs on a regular basis is completely taken out of the equation. As long as the salt level is within the proper range, the salt system will generate the chlorine naturally. The customer just needs to watch the salt level of the pool. Heavy rains can affect the salt reading and thereby affect the chlorine production




How does salt water sanitize my pool?


The chemical makeup of salt is Sodium Chloride (NaCl). How the salt system sanitizes the pool is by splitting up the Chlorine molecules from the Sodium molecules. This in fact produces Chlorine naturally, unlike the addition of chlorine tabs.




Do I need to install a new pool pump and filter in addition to the salt generator?


No, a salt system can function with any type of pump or filter.




How long does a salt conversion take?


A complete salt conversion takes 1-2 days. It is an extremely easy process. We plumb in the salt system, hook up the electrical, add the required amount of salt into the pool, and allow that to circulate for 24 hours before turning the salt cell on for the first time. Once that cell is turned on after the 24 hours, your pool has officially been converted into a saltwater pool.





D.E. Filter Service FAQ

Can any pool be converted to a salt water pool?


Yes!




What are the main benefits of converting my pool to saltwater?


Salt water pools have many benefits over chlorine pools. The water is more natural to swim in and is better for the hair and skin. You can open your eyes underwater. The operating costs are lower for saltwater pools as well.




How salty does the pool water become? Is it comparable to the ocean?


No the salinity of the ocean is over 10,000 ppm. A saltwater pool has a salinity of around 3,200 ppm which is equivalent to the salinity of your tears. This is why you’re able to open your eyes underwater!




What maintenance is needed after my pool is converted to a salt water system?


Much less maintenance than a chlorine pool. Saltwater pools naturally have a more stable pH and Alkalinity level. Adding chlorine tabs on a regular basis is completely taken out of the equation. As long as the salt level is within the proper range, the salt system will generate the chlorine naturally. The customer just needs to watch the salt level of the pool. Heavy rains can affect the salt reading and thereby affect the chlorine production




How does salt water sanitize my pool?


The chemical makeup of salt is Sodium Chloride (NaCl). How the salt system sanitizes the pool is by splitting up the Chlorine molecules from the Sodium molecules. This in fact produces Chlorine naturally, unlike the addition of chlorine tabs.




Do I need to install a new pool pump and filter in addition to the salt generator?


No, a salt system can function with any type of pump or filter.




How long does a salt conversion take?


A complete salt conversion takes 1-2 days. It is an extremely easy process. We plumb in the salt system, hook up the electrical, add the required amount of salt into the pool, and allow that to circulate for 24 hours before turning the salt cell on for the first time. Once that cell is turned on after the 24 hours, your pool has officially been converted into a saltwater pool.





Filter Sand Change FAQ

How do I know when I need to replace my pool safety cover?


Safety covers have an average life of 12-15 years. You should expect to replace your safety cover when the cover is starting to rip at the seams. Many times, mice chew holes in the cover while in storage over the summer. You can prevent this and prolong the life of your cover if you have a 90 gallon garbage bin with a lid to store the cover in.




I currently use a pool cover tarp with water bags.  Is it possible for me to upgrade to a safety cover with anchors?


Absolutely. Sahara Pools can custom measure the pool to create a safety cover with the exact dimensions of the pool and patio.




My pool is highly custom with varying wall heights and features.  Can I still be measured for a new safety cover?


Of course, as stated above, all new safety covers are custom measured in order to guarantee the right fit. Sahara Pools can accommodate all different types of features such as raised spas, waterfalls, sun shelfs, etc. into the measurements for the new cover.




Does Sahara Pools custom measure my pool size and shape?


If you have never had a safety cover before, your pool has to be custom measured. If you are simply replacing your safety cover and are happy with the way the old one fit, we can take the old cover and use that as a template to design the new one.




I currently have a safety cover that needs to be replaced. Does Sahara Pools need to install new brass anchors, or can my old anchors be reused?


Old anchors can be re-used as long as they are in good shape. If the anchor screw’s threads have been stripped we can simply replace the screw in the existing anchor.




What is the typical life expectancy of a safety cover from Sahara Pools?


A cover will last about 12-15 years.





Liner Replacement FAQ

Can any pool be converted to a salt water pool?


Yes!




What are the main benefits of converting my pool to saltwater?


Salt water pools have many benefits over chlorine pools. The water is more natural to swim in and is better for the hair and skin. You can open your eyes underwater. The operating costs are lower for saltwater pools as well.




How salty does the pool water become? Is it comparable to the ocean?


No the salinity of the ocean is over 10,000 ppm. A saltwater pool has a salinity of around 3,200 ppm which is equivalent to the salinity of your tears. This is why you’re able to open your eyes underwater!




What maintenance is needed after my pool is converted to a salt water system?


Much less maintenance than a chlorine pool. Saltwater pools naturally have a more stable pH and Alkalinity level. Adding chlorine tabs on a regular basis is completely taken out of the equation. As long as the salt level is within the proper range, the salt system will generate the chlorine naturally. The customer just needs to watch the salt level of the pool. Heavy rains can affect the salt reading and thereby affect the chlorine production




How does salt water sanitize my pool?


The chemical makeup of salt is Sodium Chloride (NaCl). How the salt system sanitizes the pool is by splitting up the Chlorine molecules from the Sodium molecules. This in fact produces Chlorine naturally, unlike the addition of chlorine tabs.




Do I need to install a new pool pump and filter in addition to the salt generator?


No, a salt system can function with any type of pump or filter.




How long does a salt conversion take?


A complete salt conversion takes 1-2 days. It is an extremely easy process. We plumb in the salt system, hook up the electrical, add the required amount of salt into the pool, and allow that to circulate for 24 hours before turning the salt cell on for the first time. Once that cell is turned on after the 24 hours, your pool has officially been converted into a saltwater pool.





Safety Cover Replacement FAQ

How do I know when I need to replace my pool safety cover?


Safety covers have an average life of 12-15 years. You should expect to replace your safety cover when the cover is starting to rip at the seams. Many times, mice chew holes in the cover while in storage over the summer. You can prevent this and prolong the life of your cover if you have a 90 gallon garbage bin with a lid to store the cover in.




I currently use a pool cover tarp with water bags.  Is it possible for me to upgrade to a safety cover with anchors?


Absolutely. Sahara Pools can custom measure the pool to create a safety cover with the exact dimensions of the pool and patio.




My pool is highly custom with varying wall heights and features.  Can I still be measured for a new safety cover?


Of course, as stated above, all new safety covers are custom measured in order to guarantee the right fit. Sahara Pools can accommodate all different types of features such as raised spas, waterfalls, sun shelfs, etc. into the measurements for the new cover.




Does Sahara Pools custom measure my pool size and shape?


If you have never had a safety cover before, your pool has to be custom measured. If you are simply replacing your safety cover and are happy with the way the old one fit, we can take the old cover and use that as a template to design the new one.




I currently have a safety cover that needs to be replaced. Does Sahara Pools need to install new brass anchors, or can my old anchors be reused?


Old anchors can be re-used as long as they are in good shape. If the anchor screw’s threads have been stripped we can simply replace the screw in the existing anchor.




What is the typical life expectancy of a safety cover from Sahara Pools?


A cover will last about 12-15 years.





Salt Water Conversion FAQ

Can any pool be converted to a salt water pool?


Yes!




What are the main benefits of converting my pool to saltwater?


Salt water pools have many benefits over chlorine pools. The water is more natural to swim in and is better for the hair and skin. You can open your eyes underwater. The operating costs are lower for saltwater pools as well.




How salty does the pool water become? Is it comparable to the ocean?


No the salinity of the ocean is over 10,000 ppm. A saltwater pool has a salinity of around 3,200 ppm which is equivalent to the salinity of your tears. This is why you’re able to open your eyes underwater!




What maintenance is needed after my pool is converted to a salt water system?


Much less maintenance than a chlorine pool. Saltwater pools naturally have a more stable pH and Alkalinity level. Adding chlorine tabs on a regular basis is completely taken out of the equation. As long as the salt level is within the proper range, the salt system will generate the chlorine naturally. The customer just needs to watch the salt level of the pool. Heavy rains can affect the salt reading and thereby affect the chlorine production




How does salt water sanitize my pool?


The chemical makeup of salt is Sodium Chloride (NaCl). How the salt system sanitizes the pool is by splitting up the Chlorine molecules from the Sodium molecules. This in fact produces Chlorine naturally, unlike the addition of chlorine tabs.




Do I need to install a new pool pump and filter in addition to the salt generator?


No, a salt system can function with any type of pump or filter.




How long does a salt conversion take?


A complete salt conversion takes 1-2 days. It is an extremely easy process. We plumb in the salt system, hook up the electrical, add the required amount of salt into the pool, and allow that to circulate for 24 hours before turning the salt cell on for the first time. Once that cell is turned on after the 24 hours, your pool has officially been converted into a saltwater pool.





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