Salt generators have become increasingly popular in recent years. Maybe you’ve heard the buzz, but are unsure of the real benefits. In this post, we’ll discuss why our customers love salt chlorine generators. We’ll also dispel some of the common myths about salt chlorine generation. Our goal is to help you make an informed decision that will keep your pool water looking and feeling fantastic all season long.
What is Salt Chlorine Generation?
Contrary to popular belief, saltwater pools are not chlorine-free pools. Through a process called electrolysis, chlorine generators use common table salt to produce chlorine for your pool. A salt chlorine generator produces all the chlorine your pool needs to sanitize bacteria and contaminants. Once the sanitation is complete, the chlorine reverts back into salt to be recycled and reused. The process is totally automatic, resulting in a consistent output of chlorine.
Why Our Customers Love Salt Generators
Our customers love the convenience of salt chlorine generators because they take the guesswork out of pool ownership. Forget buying, transporting, and and manually adding chlorine to your pool. Salt generators produce all the chlorine your pool needs automatically. By selecting the perfect output for your pool, you can enjoy sparkling pool water all season long. In addition, salt chlorine generators produce softer and silkier water . Say goodbye to irritated eyes and bleached out bathing suits forever. Best of all, no more harsh chlorine smell.
What You Need to Know
There is a common misconception that salt chlorine pools are maintenance-free. While they are more convenient, you must still maintain your water chemistry. The production of chlorine through salt generation raises pH. You will see a gradual and consistent rise in your pool’s pH level. This needs to be adjusted for with either muriatic acid or pH reducer to keep the pool water looking and feeling its best.
One of the most important considerations when purchasing a salt generator is sizing. Let’s look at an example. A salt chlorine generator that’s rated for 10,000 gallons can sanitize up to 10,000 gallons of water running 24 hours a day at 100% output. If you undersize your cell, it will have to work harder to keep up. You may not get the longevity or results you expected from your system. We want you to get the most out of your investment. Our knowledgeable staff can help you select an appropriately sized salt chlorine generator to meet your needs.
What You Should Expect
Many customers customers ask if they need to buy a new pump and filter with their salt generator. Others wonder if they have to drain the pool to convert to salt. In both cases, the answer is no. Converting to salt generation is actually a simple process. Your experienced pool service technician will plumb the salt generator cell in-line with your existing pump and filter system. The salt chlorine generator will then be wired in with the electrical for the pool equipment. Once the equipment install is done, a large amount of common table salt will be added to the pool water. For example, a 10,000 gallon pool may need 250-300 pounds of salt for the initial start-up. Once the salt has dissolved into the pool water, chlorine production will begin.
Ready to Convert?
If you’re ready to experience the benefits salt chlorine generation has to offer, our experienced service professionals are ready to help you convert your pool today. Still not sure? Please contact us with any additional questions you may have. We’re always happy to help!