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Saltwater Pool Problems and Solutions

Common issues that arise with saltwater pools.

Saltwater pools are great . . . until problems arise. Then they can be a bit frustrating. At Pool Stop, we understand salt water pools. We have written several articles that cover all the common issues that pool owners encounter with saltwater chlorine generators.

“My system is not producing enough chlorine”

  • One of the most common issues that people have with their salt water chlorine generator is that it does not seem to be making enough chlorine for their pool.

In this article, we review some of the causes and solutions to this problem.

“I keep adding salt, but the ‘add salt’ light won’t go away”

  • There is a dirty little secret behind the “add salt” indicator. Most salt systems do not actually measure the salt level in the pool. They only guess at it based on the current draw of the cell. If you don’t understand this, you can get the salt level way too high in your pool.

We cover this issue in more detail in this article.

“My pH is going up uncontrollably”

  • A high pH on your saltwater pool can be a real problem . . . but it can also be an indicator of other issues with your water chemistry. Just adding more acid will not necessarily take care of the problem.

In this article, we discuss what makes your pH go up in a salt pool and what you need to look at to correct the problem.

“My salt water pool is green”

  • Even the best maintained pool can turn green, through no fault of the pool owner. Perhaps you had a very heavy rain that deluged the pool, or maybe the leaf buds off of the tree ate up all the chlorine. If your saltwater pool turns green, it is important to get it turned around quickly.

In this article, we discuss how to handle a green saltwater pool.

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