Common Saltwater Pool Problems and How to Fix Them

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Saltwater pools can come with a few issues if you’re not careful. Some common problems that can occur with a saltwater pool can be if the salt density is too high, too low, and even conductivity. Almost all of these issues are simple to fix, and others require some common-sense safety measures. Let’s take a more in-depth look at these issues and how to fix them.

Saltwater Pool Problems

Here’s a short list of some common saltwater pool problems.

  • Salt density too high– This can lead to high levels of TDS.
  • Salt density too low– This can lead to inefficient chlorine production in your pool.
  • Chlorinator cells too dirty– This is caused by low salt levels and leads to the cells not working correctly. Chlorinator cells help produce chlorine, so they’re essential to keep clean and in working order.
  • Total dissolved solids too highHigh TDS levels can mean a high level of contaminants. Evaporation can lead to higher levels of TDS, along with too much or too little salt.


Thankfully, fixing a lot of these problems isn’t too difficult. For dirty chlorinator cells, just take them out and clean them. The cells being dirty are just a symptom of more significant issues like low salt levels. So if you see that your cells are dirty then you can check out your salt levels to ensure that they’re correct.

The same can be an aid for high TDS levels. Changing the salt levels in your pool can make a lot of these issues go away. Now, if you’re not confident in your ability to measure salt levels, then you can consult with a professional to do this for you.


Saltwater pools can come with a few common issues. A lot of them relate to saltwater density. Having dirty cells or inadequate chlorine production are just symptoms of the more significant problem of reduced salt levels. If you need help with saltwater pools and are facing some of these problems, then contact us here so we can help.

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