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Swimming Pool Salt Water Systems

Edgewater Pool & Spa offers new equipment installation of ALL major manufactures brands including, Pentair, Jandy, Hayward, Raypak and more.

Equipment Purchases provide a standard manufacturer’s warranty.  In addition, any new equipment we install includes a one year warranty on labor.

Swimming pool salt water systems can satisfy 100% of all your pools sanitization needs by natural electrolytic chlorine production.  NO MORE red eyes, itchy skin, or heavy chemical odors.  Salt-chlorinated water is perfect for plaster, pebble, vinyl and fiberglass pool finishes. We consider your specific needs and then recommend a product that is ideal for your particular system.

When it is time to install a new or replace an old model salt water system we have the expertise that comes from 20 years of experience in pool and spa repair.



Electrolysis is the key to saltwater pool systems. Electrolysis is a process by which bonded elements in a liquid solution are separated by passing through two charged electrodes or plates. The positively charged ions move toward the negatively charged plate (cathode), and the negatively charged ions move toward the positively charged plate (anode).

Salt is made up of sodium and chloride. When saline water passes through the charged plates in the salt cell, the chlorine, which is positively charged, separates from the sodium and is released into the pool water as free chlorine.

Compared with traditional swimming pools, saltwater pool systems are more environmentally friendly, gentler on skin and mucous membranes, and the water is safer for animals. Traditional, chemically treated swimming pools are regularly converted to salt pool systems with the simple installation of a salt generator. These generators use electrolysis to convert common salt into low levels of chlorine that sanitize pool water. The initial conversion of your swimming pool may be costly, but this investment may save you money over time.

Adding salt to your pool

First check your Salt Chlorine Generator’s Owner’s Manuel to determine what level of salt your Salt Chlorine Generator operates at. They generally operate at target levels between 3000 to 4000 ppm. For this example we will assume that your Salt Chlorine Generator operates at 3500 ppm. So you will want to add enough salt to your pool to bring salt concentration level to 3500 ppm.

Your next step is to determine the current level of salt in your pool. If you have just installed a new pool, your salt level will be 0 ppm, but if you have an older pool and are converting from a standard chlorinator, your pool will have a low level of salt concentration, typically around 500 ppm

To determine how many of pounds of salt you need to bring your salt level to 3500 ppm, calculate the number of gallons in your pool and add salt according to the salt table. For our example, if your pool has 10,000 gals of water and your current salt level is 500, you need to add 250 lbs of salt.

When you add salt, DO NOT pour it directly into the skimmer. For best results empty the required salt into the shallow end of the pool and let it dissolve and circulate through the main drain. The salt may take about 24 hours to dissolve completely. Finer grades of salt will dissolve faster.

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