What type of salt should I use?

There are 3 primary types of salt that can be used for the Chlorine Genie:

  • Extra Coarse, Pure Salt Granules (Recommended by Ultimate Water)
    • Pros:
      • Optimal dissolving rate to keep the brine concentration at an ideal state
      • Granules are heavy enough to sink to the bottom of the Brine Tank without dissolving, and large enough not to pass through any intended filtration
    • Cons:
      • At high run cycles (i.e. 24 hours daily runtime), salt granules can dissolve too slowly
  • Fine, Food-Grade Salt
    • Pros:
      • High-quality, fast dissolving salt will quickly dissolve in the Brine Tank and raise brine concentration
    • Cons:
      • The fine grains can get through filtration mechanisms and clog the chlorine-generating Cell
      • Fast dissolving salt means that the salt will be utilized too quickly, resulting in frequent need for salt and risking salt going to your pool
  • Salt Pellets
    • Pros:
      • Due to the size of the pellets, the pellets dissolve more slowly resulting in less frequent need for salt
    • Cons:
      • Salt pellets often contain contaminants to maintain shape, and these contaminants can lead to unwanted build-up and deposits inside the unit
      • Due to the size of the pellets, the pellets dissolve more slowly resulting low salt content in the brine