With a saltwater pool, you are adding salt to the water rather than chlorine, and the result is much cleaner and silkier pool water. Saltwater swimming pools use a salt-chlorine generator that has two primary components: the cell and the control board.
The water from the swimming pool flows through the cell and inside the cell, there are metallic grids with low-voltage currents that create a reaction and convert the salt you add to the pool water into small bubbles of pure chlorine.
Pros and Cons of Salt Water Swimming Pools
Often, pool owners complain that saltwater pools cause a lot of corrosion. However, if you have a properly installed and maintained system, then corrosion should not be an issue. Instead, you will reap the many advantages of having a saltwater pool over a chlorine pool including lower chlorine levels, safer water, and far less maintenance.
However, there is a much larger initial investment needed to properly install the system, and they can prove to be complex, so you should definitely hire a professional otherwise you could run into a lot of problems that some pool owners complain about.
No matter the type of pool you own, it is essential that you have a properly balanced pool. Just because you are using a saltwater chlorine generator, doesn’t mean you can say goodbye to chemicals altogether either.
A properly balanced pool is safer for swimmers and can also help protect against corrosion and other potential problems. It can become a corrosive environment if your pH levels are too low; this can lead to corrosion of your pool equipment. Optimal pH levels should read between 7.2 and 7.8.
Sacrificial zinc anodes are also important because it sacrifices itself to corrosion before any other metals or components fall victim. With the right system, you can rest assured that your saltwater pool is protected against any electrical corrosion.