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Salt Water Chlorination System Maintenance

Investing in a salt water chlorination system is a great idea for those who are tired of traditional chlorine systems that use harsh factory-produced chlorine. If you’re new to salt chlorination, there are a couple things you should know to get the most life out of your system.

There are two main parts to the salt water chlorination system; the salt control unit and the salt cell.  A very basic explanation of how they work is… the control unit controls how much chlorine is produced, and the cell actually turns salt into chlorine.   Proper water chemistry and a well maintained cell will keep your system working properly and your water sanitized.  Read below on how to keep your cell in great shape.

Salt Cell Tips
If you were told a salt chlorinator needs NO maintenance, sorry, but it’s not true.  It is true however, that the maintenance is minimal.

It’s very important to inspect your salt cell regularly and keep it free of scale. Scale is one of the most common challenges in maintaining  your salt water chlorination system.  It typically forms first on the salt cell plates where it can remain undetected until a problem advances. Once scale forms, it lessens the effectiveness and life span of the salt cell, which can lead to premature cell replacement.

Need to get your salt cell tested? Just Click Here and select “cell testing” under purpose of search.

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