Salt-Water Systems turn common salt (like you purchase for your water softener but especially formulated for pools) into chlorine, negating the need for handling noxious chemicals. Requiring less than a teaspoon of salt per gallon of pool water, and generating the purest form of chlorine available, these systems are economical, low-maintenance, and feel great. As the dissolved salt flows through the system’s generator cell, it is electrolytically converted to pure chlorine, which is then distributed throughout the pool, keeping the water fresh, clear, and safe.
Unlike conventional chlorine additives, which must be constantly replenished, the salt is recycled continuously through the system, further minimizing pool maintenance. However, salt systems do require careful monitoring of PH levels. More expensive up-front, they are less expensive to operate.