What is the Routine Maintenance of a Saltwater Pool?

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What is the Routine Maintenance of a Saltwater Pool?

With a large percentage of pool owners making the switch to saltwater pools, it’s important to talk about routine maintenance. Just like with chlorine pools, saltwater pools require frequent servicing and repair. Opulent Pools is one of the highest-ranked pool service companies in Atlanta, and we specialize in saltwater pools. Because of this, people choose our knowledgeable team to take care of their pools and water. Today, we’d like to share the importance of maintaining, replacing, and testing your saltwater pool.

How is saltwater pool maintenance different?

The main way that saltwater pool maintenance differs is needing to clean the salt cell. Salt cells are chlorine generators that convert salt into chlorine sanitizers. Unlike chlorine, salt cells are something that can continually generate chlorine for your pool. Your salt cell requires minimal maintenance for extended periods of time. 

The fantastic thing is, you don’t need to constantly be monitoring your cell production. In fact, you can just set it and leave it until the time when it needs to be tested and checked.

Also, unlike chlorine pools, the testing and maintenance of alkalinity in the water is different. With chlorine pools, the water needs to be at 80-120 parts per million (ppm). With saltwater pools, it is actually much lower at 40-50. This means that there are less chemicals needed in the water to maintain correct pH levels

Regular water and salt cell testing should be done. When we do our regular maintenance, we check the salt cell every time. On top of that, we handle replacing it when needed. Your salt cell will need replacing every 5-6 years. When replacing your salt cell, it’s important to make sure that it is appropriately sized. Luckily for you, all of our technicians are experts and know the perfect cell size for your pool.

Want to do it yourself?

If you are going to do the testing and maintenance yourself, you’ll need to make sure the pH levels of your pool are correct. On top of this, you’ll need to make sure your filters, drains, and salt cell are working properly. Testing your salt cell needs to be done at least twice a year if you are going to do it yourself. 

Testing the pH levels of your saltwater pool and adding exactly the right amount of salt into your salt cell can be tricky. That’s why most saltwater pool owners turn to Opulent Pools for regular pool servicing. When you are signed up for our pool route service, you can trust that your pool is being taken care of correctly and that your water is always clean and ready to swim in. If you are wanting to take a break from having to constantly manage your pool and the water, visit our website or give us a call. We can help you see just how easy it is for you to take care of your pool.