Investing in a salt 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.
The salt control unit and salt cell are the two main parts of the system. A real 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 salt water chlorinator maintenance. 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.