you have decided to convert your pool over to salt water, you have to
find the system that is best suited for your pool.
are several issues to consider:
Find a brand that you are comfortable with.
at the control box. Are the controls easy to read? Is it
the controls give you enough information to be able to easily diagnose
Find a unit that will produce enough chlorine.
sure that it will be able to handle your pool's chlorine needs even
during times of highest usage.
you are not sure what size unit you need, see our salt
system sizing chart.
Make sure your pool equipment is compatible with a salt system.
pool equipment is compatible with salt, but there are a few pieces that
are not. If in doubt, check with the manufacturer of the equipment
to see if your pump, filter and heater are compatible. Some
warranties may be voided by the installation of a salt system. In
particular some heaters and newer stainless steel filters are not
designed for use with a salt system. The older stainless steel
filters like Swimquip DES series filters handle salt just fine, but the
newer Pentair NS stainless steel filters can develop corrosion issues
quickly and the manufacturer will not warranty it.
Technically water is not officially considered to be "salt
water" until you reach a threshold of 6000 ppm salt. Up to
that point it is considered to be "fresh water", but the salt
in the water even at 3000 ppm can accelerate corrosion in some
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