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Our Best Tips For Converting A Chlorine Pool To Salt Water
With a move to a more natural-focused world, many pool owners are choosing to convert their chlorine pool to saltwater, which is actually quite simple to do.
Converting your pool from chlorine to saltwater takes four steps. First, ensure that your pool is chemically neutral before you install the saltwater generator.
A new saltwater generator can cost around $2,500, and its control board needs to be replaced every 3 to 7 years, costing around $1,200 to $2,000.
Add the pool salt once the generator is installed. You can purchase pool salt for about $8 for a 40-pound bag from Home Depot, so the cost depends on your pool size.
Finally, test your water again to ensure you did everything correctly. You may want to hire an expert, as the installation and chemical balancing can be tricky.
Saltwater pools need maintenance the same way chlorine pools do, requiring you to check the pH levels and add the highly diluted saltwater pool version of chlorine when needed.