Salt Pool Chemistry Simplified

Chlorine produced by salt systems is high in pH. This means that pH naturally rises throughout the week and generally weekly reduction of pH is needed. As pH rises salt cells are much more likely to scale up.

Industry standard is 7.2-7.8. If you’re dealing with a scaling salt cell we recommend keeping pH at 7.2-7.4 which may require checking and reducing pH twice per week. For most pools, checking / adjusting pH once per week is good. 

Stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid/CYA)

Chlorine is UV stabilizer. If your pool lacks a proper stabilizer level then chlorine will be rapidly degraded by UV rays. Low stabilizer will lead to decreased salt cell life.

We recommend 60-80 ppm for most residential pools. Generally stabilizer should be tested once per month and adjusted as needed.