Smartly sizing your pool system is the key to success. You'll run your equipment less, save money, and have fewer headaches. In addition to general sizing guidelines, there are some factors that are an important part of the sizing equation which can differ depending on where you live.Click Here for General Sizing Guidlines
If you're new to the idea of a saltwater pool, the most important thing to know from the start is that salt systems have become the standard in pool care. A saltwater pool is just a regular pool with a "salt chlorinator" installed on it; a salt system eliminates the need to buy and add chlorine to the pool (saves a lot of money), makes it so you don't have to micromanage your pool chemistry (saves a lot of maintenance), and eliminates the "chlorine smell" and other unhealthy qualities of traditional pools (makes the water a lot nicer).
Northern or Southern Climate / Temperate or Tropical
As a general guidline, if you live in a climate that gets more sun, hotter summers, and more months of warm weather, you're going to want to get a pool system with much more sanitation power when compared to the same size pool in a more temperate region.
Areas with more trees or agriculture
The more pollen and leaves blown into your pool, the more you have decomposing organic matter in the pool. That means algae can thrive because it has plenty of food. The more agricultural areas nearby (even within 30-50 miles), the more fertilizer-laden dust will accumulate in the pool. Fertilizer is super-food for algae! When algae can thrive the pool requires more sanitation power.
Areas with more landscaping or gardening
As mentioned above, fertilizer allows micro-organisms like algae to thrive and rapidly multiply. The more fertilized lawns and gardens there are nearby, the easier it is for water run-off to bring that fertilizer into the pool. Or just as likely, fertilizer may get directly introduced into the pool during lawn & garden maintenance (not good!). All good reasons to get a more powerful pool sanitation system.