Saltwater Swimming Pool Facts:
• Salt pools, whether they are vinyl swimming pools, concrete pools, or fiberglass pools, are still sanitized using chlorine. A salt chlorine generator turns salt into chlorine to sanitize the swimming pool water. Chlorine produced from a salt chlorine generator is less harsh on skin and eyes and has no chlorine odors. Salt pool water is known for its silky-smooth feeling.• The ocean’s salt water has a salt content of approximately 35,000 ppm. The salt in a salt pool has a low concentration of salt at 3,000 – 6,000 ppm. That is approximately 1/10th the level of salt in the ocean. This means that if you properly maintain your salt pool and keep the salt levels between 3,000 – 6,000 ppm with your control unit, the pool water will not taste salty at all.• It is very important that you still regularly balance the water in your salt pool. Just like a regular chlorine pool, a salt pool should maintain proper pH, Total Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness and Stabilizer levels in order to prevent scale formations on your salt pool system and maximize sanitizing effectiveness. Test pool water on a weekly basis and use standard pool chemical procedures to adjust the levels.