Swimming pool owners often find out the shocking truth that owning a chlorinated pool is much expensive than having saltwater pools with the solid facts of how much chlorine consumption costs they spend every time the water needs to be disinfected. However, chlorinated pool owners do not have to worry in shifting from the traditional swimming pool to the newly developed saltwater pool technology as it can be done in a simple yet effective way.
You donít need to hire a pool expert to get this job done as you can do this by yourself as long as you follow these simple steps on how to properly change and replace your chlorinated pool system into saltwater pool system. Below is the step by step guide on how to do it in the correct way:
1. Empty the pool water and clean the swimming pool in preparation for the changing of pool water system. Make sure that you remove all dirt and debris to leave your pool ready for the transition.
2. Fill the swimming pool with clean water up to the desired water level and run a water test to have an idea on the pH level and alkalinity of the water in your pool.
3. Purchase a good chlorine generator that will be installed and used on your pool to act as the main player in keeping the chlorine consumption at bay and work on the poolís self cleaning capability as well as maintaining the electrolysis process on burning chloramines and breaking of dissolved salt used for the saltwater chlorination.
4. Check out your pool room and locate all the necessary pool lines to be used so that you will know where you will cut and install the chlorine generator. Make sure that the generator will be set up in the out feed line. Close the line and make sure that the water is turned off before you begin on cutting the water lines in order to conveniently do the job without having difficulties or distractions from water pressure on the pipe lines.
5. After correctly cutting the pipe lines, carefully install the chlorine generator in its place and make sure that it fits properly and is set up in a fixed location that can withstand the pressure. Donít forget to connect and finish the wiring before you leave this site and work on the control panel. When you are done with this step, you are almost done changing from chlorinated pool water to saltwater pool system.
6. Scale the dissolved salt or solar salt and make sure that you follow the correct measurement indicated on the label of the product to avoid having excess calcium buildups in the future on the surface of your pool. The amount of salt to be used on the pool water usually depends on the equipment your pool is using. Usually the salt level updates after an hour so make sure that you wait for it before you pour another bag.
7. Turn on the chlorine generator and let it work for 12 hours before trying out your new swimming pool water system.