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Convert Your Pool to a Salt Water System in 7 Easy Steps

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Say goodbye to chlorine tablets and hello to the automatic salt chlorine generator. If you want to convert your pool, you’re in luck – the salt water system is compatible with just about any type of pool and equipment. It’s becoming increasingly popular at Cannon Pools and Spas for its energy efficiency, easy maintenance and silky water. Here’s a general overview of how to convert your swimming pool from the traditional chlorine system to the salt water system.

Step #1: Stop by Cannon Pools and Spas to purchase an Autopilot salt chlorine generator. Our team can also install the salt water system for you. However, if you’d like to save some money and take the DIY approach, continue to step #2.

Step #2: There is no need to drain the water unless you are converting from Baquacil. Just make adjustments as needed to the alkalinity, pH, stabilizer, calcium hardness and metals (in that order) to ensure they are in balance.

Step #3: Follow the installation manual to see how much salt you need to add per the size of your pool. Then, add the salt across the pool surface.

Step #4: Mount and wire the chlorinator controller. Take care to follow the directions as outlined in the manual, as not all types of salt water systems work the same. Be careful handling electrical components near water.

Step #5: Install the chlorinator cell into the pool plumbing, making sure it comes after the filter and heater. Once that’s in place, you can go ahead and connect the chlorinator cell and the chlorinator controller to each other.

Step #6: Turn on the pool pump and let it run for a few hours so the salt has time to dissolve (it may take up to 24 hours to fully dissolve).

Step #7: Now you can turn on the salt chlorine generator and start using your newly converted pool, complete with silky-soft water and easy push-button controls.

Discover the Benefits of a Salt Water Pool System

Now that you have a salt water system, you’ll get to reap all the benefits. If you’d like to learn more about salt chlorine generators, or if you have any questions about making the conversion, visit the Cannon Pools nearest you. We have locations in North Syracuse, Oneida, Cortland, Auburn and Fulton, and our team is on standby to help with all your inground and aboveground pool needs.