Does The Water Taste Salty?
No, the ocean has about 20,000 parts per million (ppm) of salt in the water, while a saltwater pool has only about 3000 parts per million salt. At 3000 ppm, you generally cannot even taste the salt. Any water under 6000 ppm is still considered fresh water. Your eye contains about 9000 ppm salt.
Where Does The Salt Go?
We add granulated salt (looks a lot like table salt, but without any additives) to the pool according to manufacturer’s instructions. Most manufacturers recommend pouring it into the deep end of the pool, but read your directions carefully. The salt quickly dissolves in the pool water. Please note this is not food grade salt, nor is it ice melting salt.
You will need to add more salt to make up for rain water dilution and splash out.
Will I Save Money?
You will not have to buy maintenance chlorine therefore we think that in the long run you will because of the more efficient care that the pool gets. The cell that we provide has a 10,000 hour life, if properly maintained.
What About Maintenance?
The water chemistry will still need to be balanced for pH, Total Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness. You will still be testing for chlorine and also cyaniaric acid. Special attention needs to be made to pH to keep the salt cell from corroding. We do recommend a Stain & Scale treatment as well as an algaecide (just like before). Visit our store to get our recommendations on products designed for salt use.
The cell should be cleaned every few months. This is a lot easier than it sounds and much easier than turning around a green pool.
Instuctions on cleaning cells for an intellichlor unit installed by GVPS http://www.pentairpool.com/pdfs/IntelliChlorElectrolyticCellAcidCleaningKitIG.pdf
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