Does the mention of saltwater pools have you imagining the Virginia Beach and Atlantic water? Well, you aren’t the only one!

You might have a saltwater pool or could be considering getting one due to its low maintenance costs. However, saltwater pool maintenance is quite different from chlorine pools. If not maintained properly, you might end up damaging your pool and finances.

Read ahead to know how you can maintain your saltwater pool system to enjoy its soft water benefits.


Regular Cleaning

A man cleaning swimming pool using a telescopic pole

Regular cleaning is necessary for the maintenance and longevity of any system. The pool pump, skimmer and filter will have to be cleaned and maintained regularly. Additionally, water splashing during cleaning could throw salt particles outside of the pool and on to the liner. This needs to be taken care of immediately or could cause serious damage.

Use a water hose to push back the salt.  Regular chlorine pool cleaning tools might not be suitable for saltwater pools. Consult with expert pool contractors in Sterling, VA, to know what cleaning tools would be ideal.


Salt Cell Generator Maintenance

Due to mineral build-up on salt cells, inspecting the cells and regularly cleaning ensure a smooth mechanism. To clean your salt cell generator, you must first switch off your salt cell generator and remove other devices that may be connected to it.

After taking safety precautions, remove the salt celt and check the metal plate for any white flakes. If any white build-up or deposits are visible, then remove the debris to clean the cell.

If, however, there are no visible deposits, you may reassemble the cell. Remember to clean the cell generator every two months to extend its lifespan.

Inspecting Stabilizer

A stabilizer controls the chlorine and prevents it from leaving the pool. Saltwater pools generate chlorine through salt cells and use cyanuric acid, a chemical stabilizer to keep chlorine in the pool. If chlorine levels are stable, your stabilizer will maintain the right levels. The ideal pH level should be 7.4, which is close to drinking water.

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