Saltwater Pool Water

How Do Salt Systems Work?

Saltwater systems is our most popular water type because they are generally the easiest water type to maintain.

Saltwater swimming pools draw on dissolved salt in the water to generate chlorine. The salt cell uses a process called electrolysis to break down the salt also known as sodium chloride in the water. The chemical reaction created by electrolysis produces chlorine, this is the sanitation agent used to neutralise any bacteria in the water.

An important difference between a salt water pool and a freshwater pool is that the fresh water pool usually uses a compound like cooper or silver to sterilise the water instead of chlorine.

Typical residential salt water systems require the salt levels between 2800 – 3800 parts per million. This is much less than the ocean, which has a salt level of approximately 35,000 ppm.

The chlorinators that Aqua Living Pools use have a PPM requirement of 3000ppm. The basic salt water chlorinator has a chlorine percentage adjustment from 0%-100% for the chlorine output %, This is something that is adjusted manually depending on the water volume of the pool that is being constructed.

When you step up a level to automated pool systems they will have a ORP probe to test the chlorine production levels in the water on the filtration return and delivery lines and make a automated adjustment on output according to what is being registered at the probe sensor.

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