RBF offers you a maintenance calendar for your salt water pool. A simple and efficient way to keep your swimming pool water crystal clear all summer.
Salt water pool owners are often convinced that maintenance is no longer necessary when you purchase a salt system. That is false!
A salt system replaces one product only: chlorine.
A salt system usually consists of three parts: a cell, a control box and a water flow sensor. The most important part is the cell, since it transforms salt water into chlorine by electrolysis. People who own a salt system believe that there is no chlorine in the pool when in fact, there is. A pool without chlorine could not be disinfected. The salt system cell is like a small chlorine manufactory. With the dial on the control box, you can determine the daily time period you want the cell to produce chlorine. For example, if you adjust the system to 50%, during the day, the machine will produce chlorine only 50% of the time and will shut down for the rest of the day. This is how you will control the chlorine level of your salt water pool.
The cell has a lifetime. Its lifetime is measured in the quantity of chlorine it produces. Consider a cell whose lifetime (chlorine production) would be 250 pounds of chlorine. If you program the machine unnecessarily at 100 %, it will produce 250 pounds of chlorine in 2 years. This would be very harmful to your pool equipment. Once the cell has produced 250 pounds of chlorine, it will need to be changed, which is very expensive. You know you’ve programmed the system at the right level, when your chlorine level is maintained at the proper value, between 1 and 3 ppm. The calendar tells you what maintenance is required during the summer to maximize the life of your cell at a lower cost. This schedule will reduce the system’s production percentage to increase the life of your cell. It will also help keep your water parameters at the appropriate levels.
Total Alkalinity: 80 - 120 ppm
Calcium Hardness: 200 - 300 ppm
Stabilizer: 30 - 50 ppm
pH: 7.2 - 7.8
Chlorine: 1 - 3 ppm
One of the most important things to remember when you own a salt water pool is to clean the cell.
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The maintenance calendar will indicate the procedure to help prevent premature wear and tear of your salt system and maintain clear and sparkling water all summer. To know the required quantities, read the Directions for Use on the label of each product mentioned in this calendar. During weekly maintenance (Weeks 1 to 17), it is recommended to wait 30 minutes between each product before adding the next. The order in which the products are added is not important.