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How Do Saltwater Swimming Pool Systems Work? January 12, 2018

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How Do Saltwater Swimming Pool Systems Work?, Kihei, Hawaii

If you’re looking for an easier way to clean your swimming pool, salt water chlorination systems may be right for you. Unlike traditional chlorine models—which are maintained by pouring chemicals into your pool—salt water systems provide a more efficient and eco-friendly alternative. Here, the experts at Pool Pro of Kihei, HI, explain how salt water chlorination works.

How Do Salt Water Chlorination Systems Work?

Swimming PoolsWhile traditional pools depend on chlorine treatments to stay sanitary, saltwater pool systems use chlorine generators and salt. The system consists of a control panel and salt cell or generator which creates chlorine naturally from salt and pool water. The salt cell produces chlorine through a process called electrolysis. The cell is charged with electricity as salt water moves through it, causing the salt to break down into chlorine.

The process will vary based on the type of chlorine generator you own, but each system performs the same general functions. Salt water chlorination systems monitor and regulate salt concentration and chlorine production, and they also come equipped with flow detection and self-cleaning alerts. Some machines have automated features, so they require even less work to maintain.

How Are Saltwater Swimming Pool Systems Installed?

Saltwater chlorination systems are designed for in-ground and above-ground pools and are installed according to the size of each pool. Most experts recommend installing a salt cell that is 15% larger, so it can maintain production when the pool is in heavy use or temperatures are high. The chlorination system can be easily installed into the pool’s existing plumbing system.


Saltwater swimming pool systems are becoming increasingly popular among Hawaii homeowners. If you’re interested in getting one, contact the experienced team at Pool Pro. Whether you need pool maintenance for your existing system or a custom spa, their skilled contractors won’t disappoint. Call (808) 879-3294 to speak with a member of their friendly team, and visit them online to learn more about their work.

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