Salt Water Pool Maintenance – The Ultimate Guide

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The Ultimate Guide for Salt Water Pool Maintenance

Salt water pools are not as salty as you may think. Neither are they about salt. The saltwater pool is one in which you have installed an electronic chlorine generator. In effect, salt water pool maintenance is the routine servicing you give the generator and the water quality.

Before looking at the guide for maintenance, see the explainer below.

Salt water Pool Maintenance Explained

50% of swimming pools you may encounter today are saltwater. And the demand for chlorine-treated pools is dwindling because chlorine irritates the eye and may cause your skin to dry out.

Saltwater pools have a lower concentration of chlorine than the traditional chlorinated pool. The difference you will notice is that an electronic generator adds chlorine steadily to your pool. In the conventional, you use chlorine tablets or sticks.


In the generator, electricity breaks down the salt solution you add to it. The product of the process is hypochlorous acid; this substance sanitizes your pool. Its salinity is the same as human tears and thus does not cause eye irritation.

Read below the essential guidelines you can follow to maintain your saltwater pool.

Salt Water Pool Maintenance Service

Just as your car maintenance service is critical for proper performance, so is the need for you to ensure your generator’s pump, filter, and skimmer are clean and in good condition.

Test For Chemical Levels

You should also test your pool water frequently to determine its quality. Use the saltwater test strip to check the pH levels, total hardness, stabilizer, and total alkalinity.

Do Not Over-Salt

Your electronic chlorine generator may give warnings of low pool salt levels. But before adding salt to the pool, inspect the generator salt cell. When salt builds in the cell or gets old or depleted, your generator may give such warnings.

Only add salt when you have independently measured your pool’s salinity and verified that it is low. Heavy downpour, draining, or refilling of the pool water should be your triggers for salt addition. Otherwise, you may over-salt your pool and cause harm to swimmers.

For further saltwater pool maintenance guidelines, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.


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