What is a Salt Generator?
Salt-water pools have become very popular because they require less maintenance, and allow you to safely control the levels of chlorine. The two main components of a salt generator are the control board and the cell. The cell contains a few metallic grids, which under low voltage will convert the salt to pure chlorine. The amount of salt you put into your chlorinator depends on the amount of gallons your pool holds. Generally you want to be in the 3,000 to 4,000 ppm, range. Check your salt generators rating for to see what range you will be in. You will most likely spend about $600 to $2,000 to install your Salt Generator. This however will save you money in the long run, since it will only cost about $50 – $100 to maintain the pool over the year. You also won’t have to worry about replacing the cell for 3 to 7 years.