How Do I Determine the Right Salt Water System Needed for My Pool?

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If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already decided to convert your swimming pool over to a saltwater system. Congratulations, you’re going to love it! After all, who wouldn’t love a swimming pool that’s easy to maintain, safer for swimmers, eliminates the use of harsh chemicals, and even lowers your overall cost on pool maintenance?

Now lets get started!

First, you’ll need to find out how many gallons your swimming pool holds. Once you have that number, the rest is a piece of cake.

For instance, if your pool is rectangular, 20’ x 40’, and has a depth of 4′, it would be in the ballpark area of about 24,000 gallons.

For a swimming pool that’s 24,000 gallons, we would recommend getting a Salt Cell that is rated for at least ⅓ larger than your pool size. This means that you’ll need a Salt System that is rated for 40,000 gallons. By oversizing your salt system, your equipment won’t have to work as hard, helping it last much longer and saving you extra costs on maintenance later.

What’s Next?

Now that you know the proper sized Salt System for your pool, we’ll need to determine which manufacturer you’d prefer. The most popular brands in salt chlorination are Hayward and Pentair.

The primary factor that differentiates one manufacturer to another is mostly based on pricing and warranty time frames.

Below is a list of the best-selling Salt Chlorinators we sell:

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Keep In Mind

If you already have an automatic control system set-up or plan on upgrading to one in the future, you’ll want to make sure the brand of your Salt Chlorinator and the brand of your Automation System are compatible.

Now that you’re armed with the information you needed to pick the right Salt Chlorination System, all that’s left is to make a choice.

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