High salt leads to better opening?

BigD23

Member
Jun 7, 2020
10
Richmond, VA
Hey TFPers,

I have a 20k gallon fiberglass with salt water generator.

Late last year the salt cell broke and read low salt so we kept adding salt (even though the pool did not need salt). We eventually figured out the problem after buying an electronic salt reader. We got everything back to normal with 4-5 weeks left. The salt was still higher than we normally keep it. I don’t remember the exact readings since I didn’t take notes but it was higher than 3400.

Anyway, opening the pool this year our pool was much clearer than it has ever been. Would the high salt content be the cause of that?

Thanks!
 

JoyfulNoise

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
May 23, 2015
17,455
Tucson, AZ
Pool Size
16000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
No. Salt on its own has no sanitizing properties and the levels found in most swimming pools, even when above normal, are not disruptive to any kind of biological growth.

You just got lucky, plain and simple.
 
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