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Keep Your Pool Clean & Clear with a Salt Chlorinator

When it comes to swimming pools, the words clean, clear, and convenient are music to the ears of all pool owners.

An effective and often-overlooked option to conveniently get clean and clear pool water is a salt system. Complete salt systems such as a salt chlorinator allow you to manage your pool's chlorine levels without purchasing, transporting, storing, handling, or manually adding chemicals.

Benefits include:

Clean, Clear Pool Water with a salt chlorinator
Clean, Clear Pool Water

Limited Eye Irritation
Limited Eye Irritation

Easy on Swimwear
Easy on Swimwear

Limited Chlorine Odor with a salt chlorinator
No Harsh Odor

No Need for Tabs or Bleach
No More Tabs or Bleach

So what exactly is a salt chlorinator?

Products like the Jacuzzi J-SS40 Salt Chlorinator use common table salt to produce all the chlorine a pool needs so you don’t have to buy, store, or handle it. Installing a salt chlorinator gives you the same sanitization performance as manual chlorine addition. Other benefits include:

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It sounds better, but how does it work?

A salt chlorinator is plumbed into a pool’s pump and filter system along the return side of the equipment setup. Once installed, the system adds ordinary salt to the pool water — typically less than a teaspoon per gallon, which is below human taste levels.

The chlorinator electrolytically converts the salt water into pure chlorine as it begins to flow. The chlorine is then automatically distributed to your pool, sanitizing your water by eliminating biological and bacterial growth.

The genius of the system is that when the chlorine breaks down, it becomes salt again. The system continually recycles the salt you added to the pool earlier instead of consuming it. You won’t need to add salt often, but some will be lost from splash-out with regular pool use. Most salt chlorine generators clearly indicate when more salt is needed right on the unit.

The final concentration of salt water in your pool will be very low — not enough to taste, but enough to make the water feel softer and silkier. The resulting water is much easier on the eyes, skin, hair, and swimsuits, plus swimmers aren’t exposed to extra chemical loads like stabilizers and binding agents.

Salt chlorinator: a clear choice

Salt chlorinators keep your water clean and safe, among other benefits, without all the extra effort or side-effects of manually adding chemicals to your pool.

If you have more questions about how salt systems work, or simply need help with installation of a unit, contact or visit your local Leslie's store. The available experts will have you getting the most out of your pool in no time!

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