Salt System Repairs

Salt water pools need special handling and maintenance.

Simply put, a salt chlorine generator (also known as a salt system or a salt chlorinator) is a swimming pool chlorination system that creates chlorine from sodium chloride (salt). Before a salt chlorine generator can operate, the swimming pool water must have a salt concentration of 3,000 ppm (parts per million).

As salt water travels through the swimming pool’s circulation system, it enters the salt chlorine generator and passes through a salt cell. As the salt water flows through the cell, a low-voltage direct current is applied to flat, rectangular plates inside the cell, initiating electrolysis (for more information on electrolysis, click here). Through electrolysis, salt and water break up into hydrogen gas and hypochlorous acid. The hydrogen gas simply leaves the swimming pool water in the form of small bubbles. The hypochlorous acid sanitizes the swimming pool water and ultimately reverts back into salt, and the process repeats.

If done right, salt water pool maintenance is a lot less work than caring for an ordinary chlorine pool, but you have to know what you’re doing.

We are experts at cleaning and Maintaining Salt Water Pools.  We offer maintenance service plans that including pool cleaning and pool equipment upkeep.  If you want to enjoy your Salt Water Pool without any problems let, Vision Pools handle your pool maintenance and pool cleaning!

The ugly truth –

Salt water pool systems are often sold as “maintenance free” leading pool owners to believe that the only thing necessary to maintain their pool is to keep the salt level in check. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The pool water chemistry still needs to be tested weekly in order to keep the pH, alkalinity, stabilizer level, and salt levels in check. Without routine and proper maintenance, a salt water pool like any other pool will quickly turn into a maintenance nightmare.