If you have a pool with a salt chlorine generator, it is still important to follow a regular maintenance routine. Although your salt chlorine generator is producing your routine sanitizer (chlorine), other important pool care issues still need your attention. The same 4-Step Pool Care Program recommended for traditional chlorine pools is also applicable to a pool using a salt chlorine generator for sanitization. Ideal ranges should still be maintained for proper water balance. In addition to using our full line of products for your pool, HTH Pool Care has introduced products that can assist you with specific salt pool care needs.
Step 1: Test & Balance
Along with testing, the first step in maintaining safe, sparkling clear water is to balance your water. Balanced water prevents corrosion, etching, equipment damage and scale buildup.
Step 2: Sanitize
Your salt chlorine generator is providing routine sanitization with the chlorine it is producing. However, there must be salt present in your water for the generator to create chlorine. Please refer to your manufacturer's directions for further instructions.
Step 3: Shock Weekly
Both HTH® Shock 'N Swim and HTH® Super Shock 'N Swim are compatible for use with salt chlorine generator pools and will help maintain calcium hardness in pool water.
Step 4: Prevent Algae
All HTH® Algaecides are compatible with salt chlorine generator pools.
For salt chlorine generator pools, follow the same recommended levels for balanced water. As with any pool, if you do not properly care for your generator or pool water, various problems may arise. Some issues that may affect your pool are the following:
- Use the HTH Salt Pool Care Cell SaverTM
Chalky residue on deck and surrounding area
|•||Salt water can cause certain concrete water features and sandstone rocks to dissolve. It is important that your builder assure you that these features are compatible with your salt water system. Salt water does not affect most vinyl-lined pools.|
We kow one of the biggest conerns is making sure that products can be used with salt chlorine generator. Since your pool is still a chlorine pool, with the chlorine generator producing the chlorine rather than adding it through tablet, granular or liquid, the HTH® products are compatible to use.
Although your salt chlorine generator will keep your pool water sanitized, it does not replace the balancers, clarifiers, and algaecides that are important in maintaining a healthy pool. These HTH® Pool Care Products are particularly important to continue using with your pool and will help maintain sparkling blue, crystal clear water.