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How to convert a chlorine pool to a salt water pool

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How to convert a chlorine pool to a salt water pool?
Chlorine pools have been around for as long as we can remember. Shiny, clear water with a unique odor that may be detected from kilometers away. That smell, as nostalgic as it is, is caused by the accumulation of chloramines, which are extremely dangerous chemicals. Along with the cost of manually adding chlorine, chemical balancing measurements, and so much more, chlorine pools have become an inconvenience in today’s busy lives.
Salt water pools are the current hot topic in town.
Many people who previously had chlorine pools are now switching to salt water pools for the following reasons:

  1. They are easier to maintain
  2. They contain less harmful chemicals
  3. They prevent the “green hair” look

Chlorine pools are becoming obsolete, not just due to high cleaning and maintenance expenses, but also due to the negative effects on swimmers. As previously stated, a chlorinated pool collects a substantial amount of chloramines over time, which is particularly dangerous. Chloramines have been linked to eye, skin, and lung irritation. Furthermore, anyone who has been exposed to chlorine for an extended period of time may develop sensitivities and even allergies, which can lead to chronic conditions such as asthma.
But don’t be concerned! Knowing the negative effects of artificial chlorine does not exclude you from enjoying a relaxing swim in your pool. All you have to do is convert it to saltwater and you’re set. Here’s all you need to know about converting a chlorine pool to a saltwater pool.

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How to convert chlorine pool to saltwater?

It is more easier than one may expect to convert chlorine water to salt water. But first, you must comprehend the chlorination process.
When natural salt molecules in water react with the electrode, they have the potential to be converted to chlorine. These electrodes come together in the natural chlorine generator, which is a must-have for any saltwater pool.
A chlorine generator uses electricity to convert natural salts into chlorine, which maintains your pool clean without requiring you to buy additional quantities from the store. However, it is critical to measure the salt levels in the water and ensure that they are sufficient to start the generator. Otherwise, you’ll have to manually add some store-bought salt to the water. You may start enjoying your new, softer, more delicious pool water once the salt levels are sufficient to activate the generator. Overall, a saltwater pool requires less chemicals and balance, making maintenance easier.

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Salt Water Conversion Kit

A saltwater conversion kit contains all of the equipment required to convert your chlorinated pool to saltwater. This equipment, also known as the saltwater system, will conduct all of the natural chlorine conversion for you, and you will soon have a wonderful saltwater pool.
A control box and a salt cell are part of the saltwater system. The control box is built into a wall, while the salt cell is inserted in the pool’s existing piping. Once everything is in place, connect the system to power, and it will begin to convert the natural salt in your water into chlorine.
It should be noted that saltwater systems come in various sizes depending on the volume of water in a pool. It is advised that you either choose the size that completely matches the water capacity of your pool or obtain one with a larger capacity. While a saltwater system designed for a smaller pool will work fine at first, it will not be long-lasting enough to last more than a year. As a result, it is critical to make an informed selection when selecting your saltwater system.
Another factor to consider is the expense of replacing the system’s cells. All saltwater systems require cell replacement every 3-5 years, so make sure you can afford it.
After installing the system in your pool, you must routinely test the alkalinity and pH levels of the water to ensure that it is safe and comfortable for you and your family to swim in. You should also measure the calcium hardness and free chlorine levels to gain a better picture of your pool’s state.

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