Swimming Pool Filtration, Sanitation, and Lighting

Bob watches as a pool cage is constructed. It is rated to withstand a wind load of 130 miles per hour

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The pool cage is being constructed at the Punta Gorda home. This screened, aluminum structure is rated to withstand a wind load of 130 miles per hour. A construction blueprint shows how beams and support members will be attached. All pieces are custom cut at the factory. Structural gutters on the house receive the beams in reinforcing channels. The strength of the structure comes from the shapes that distribute the weight load to load-bearing columns drilled into the concrete deck. Cross-bracing on the panels is done with aluminum gusset plates and screws. The doors are checked to be sure they hang right before the screen is inserted. Keeping the screen square to the door frame will allow screening or rescreening to go smoothly and look good. When inserting the screen with the splining tool, hold the screen fabric taut and square to ensure that there are no bubbles on the screened surface. Bob Reeves from Blue Haven Pools joins Bob to review the advanced pool cleaning and filtration systems. The 450 square foot microban filtration system has four paper cartridges for a longer cleaning cycle. The filters need only be cleaned once per year rather than monthly. The sanitation system is a copper-silver device that is virtually chlorine free. Trace amounts of chlorine are required to activate the system, but it cleans the water by killing bacterial, oxidizing the solids and dispersing them. A heat pump is also installed to allow cool-weather swimming. The electric heating unit has advanced heat exhangers for efficient operation. The LED pool-lighting system has five different colors and multiple lighting scenes for evening light shows.