Maintaining a clean and well-balanced swimming pool during rainy season can be a challenging task for your Salt Chlorine Generator because rainwater brings along contaminants that can disrupt the chemical balance and overall cleanliness of your pool water.
Even though it is cold outside, spring and summer months are coming! With that in mind, you might want to start thinking about what you will need to get your salt chlorine generator ready for the swimming season. Here are some recommendations that will help you prepare your unit.
Balanced pool water is of the utmost importance. Usually, the water would need to be manually chlorine-shocked when first starting up the pool. Experts recommended adding the necessary chlorine manually at start up, rather than using the BOOST cycle of the salt chlorine generator, so you’re not using up hours of cell life.
While the AquaCal AutoPilot will operate under cold water conditions, many other salt chlorine generator systems will remain in a protect mode until water temperatures increase above 60°F.
Once the water has been balanced, a thorough inspection of the system should be done, and should include the following:
- Inspect cell
- Inspect manifold screen
- Test tri-sensor flow switch
- Clean and/or replace the items as necessary
We are including a chart for your reference, with the recommended water chemistry range, suggested test schedules, and corrective actions to help you correct unbalanced water conditions. Ensure that your overall chemical levels are balanced, according to the saturation index. To read more about the saturation index, please click here.
Those summer months will be here before you know it. Get ready for the barbeques, pool parties, and all the enjoyment that comes from your pool. By following these suggestions, your pool will be good and ready for you when you are good and ready for it!
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