Salt Levels for All Brands
The following table will give you the appropriate salt level for your chlorinator. While being off 200 to 300 ppm will not affect the system, try to stay within the recommended range to protect your cell from damage. Do not run your system with too little salt or damage will occur.
click here to view/download the Salt Chart (used to determine proper salt levels)
In the above table you can see what your salt level should be. First you have to determine what your current salt level is. Whether you test yourself with a meter, or test strips or have a pool store test it you will need that result to determine how much salt to add to get to the right level. If the pool is new and you have no salt then you will just figure it from a 0 level. You will also need to know the gallons in your pool or spa.
1. Determine the amount of salt you need in the salt chart PDF file above.
2. Determine your current salt level by testing your water.
3. Subtract current level from target level (as determined on salt chart).
4. Follow the formula and you are done.
Formula descriptions: Salt level (S), Gallons (G), Current salt level (C), Salt needed (T), Volume in weight (Y), Percent in volume (P)
|S-C=T ||Exp: 4000(S) – 3000(C) = 1000 (T) |
|multiply (T)/10,000= percent (P) || Exp: 1000(T) / 10,000 = .0010(P) |
|Gallons of water (G) x 8.33 = Y ||Exp: 10,000(G) x 8.33 = 83300 (Y) |
|83300 (Y) x .0010(P) = T ||Exp: 83300(Y) x .0010 = 83.33(T) pounds of salt |
Example 4: 83300(Y) x .0010 = 83.33(T) pounds of salt
Now you now how much salt you have to add to get back to proper levels. Salt comes normally in 40 or 50 lb bags so you can determine how many bags you need.