In Blog by Timothy Petsch

Converting a commercial pool to a salt system is both easy and complex; let’s examine the process: –

The Easy part. Plumbing the electrolytic cell into the existing plumbing and connecting the power supply to the circulation pump electrical circuit and adding the required amount of salt to the pool.

The Complex part. “sizing” the salt system to the dynamics of the pools, and the current and anticipated daily bather load.

We have been at this for about 30 years and have developed the required algorithms that we can punch the data into, and the appropriate size unit will be automatically selected. Obviously, we also understand the questions to ask so we have covered all the necessary bases.

I have been told many times over the years that Salt systems “don’t work” or “can’t keep up” on commercial pools. I put this down to improper sizing for the required delivery. Many “commercial” units are simply residential type units that have NSF-50. The pool dealer then sizes the system to manufacturers spec which, most times only uses gallons as the determinator.

This may work well in backyard pools, but commercial pools have a number of other important dynamics.

Most commercial pools rely on the pool being open with clear and safe water, so a conversion to a salt system requires them selecting an expert in the field.