Salt Water Pools
Weekly Maintenance for
Salt Water Pools
Bring a sample of your pool water into Valley Pool & Spa to have your water test done! We will help you balance your alkalinity, pH, and calcium—all of which affect the life of your equipment.
On a weekly basis, you’ll want to put in the following chemicals to keep your water sparkling clear:
|Pool Size||Wham-O||Sea Quest||Super Shock|
|12 x 24 (42,000L)||120 ml||200 ml||0.50 kg|
|14 x 28 (61,000L)||180 ml||300 ml||0.75 kg|
|16 x 32 (80,000L)||240 ml||400 ml||1.0 kg|
|18 x 36 (100,000L)||300 ml||525 ml||1.75 kg|
|20 x 40 (125,000L)||360 ml||625 ml||2.0 kg|
Chlorine & Salt Levels
In addition to adding the weekly maintenance chemicals, you will want to check the chlorine level in your pool. Your chlorine generator should be generating 3 – 5 ppm of chlorine to keep the water clean. If this level is too low, dial up the generator. If this level is too high, dial down the generator.
You should also monitor the salt levels in your swimming pool on a weekly basis. The salt levels should remain within 2800 – 3500 ppm in order to generate chlorine. This number does not fluctuate a lot throughout the season, but it’s a best practice to monitor the salt.
Cleaning Salt Cell
Over time, calcium builds up in the salt cell. This buildup inhibits the cell from functioning properly. So, you need to clean it. It’s a best practice to clean your salt cell once a season.
To do this, you will need to cap one side of the cell and fill it with Aqua Salt Cell Cleaner. The acid will break down the calcium buildup. After 10-minutes, the cell will be clean and you can reattach it to the system.