Salt Chlorinator Maintenance

A salt chlorinator is a swimming pool maintenance device that uses salt in the swimming pool water to produce enough chlorine to kill bacteria and to keep the water safe for swimmers. This type of chlorinator is known for its low maintenance and its worry-free upkeep, but there are still a few things you need to do to keep it working properly.

Monitor Your Salt Levels

In order to produce chlorine for your swimming pool, your salt chlorinator needs to have an adequate supply of salt. It is generally recommended that your swimming pool have between 2,500 and 3,000 parts per million of salt in your  pool water.

Monitor Your Stabilizer Levels

Chlorine is very vulnerable to sunshine. The more sunshine it is exposed to, the more likely it will be burned off by the sun. To ensure your pool’s chlorine levels are not impacted by sunlight, maintain a stabilizer level of between 30 and 50 parts per million.

Run Your Pump During the Day

For a salt chlorinator to work, the swimming pool pump has to be running. This means that the pump needs to be running when the pool is exposed to direct sunlight. This is generally between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during the summer months.