How to Hook Up a Salt Water Pump to an Above Ground Pool Pump

A saltwater pump, or chlorine generator, is the extra equipment needed to run a saltwater pool. Installing the chlorine generator is simple and can be done in about 20 minutes. A chlorine generator uses salt, dissolved in the water, to produce chlorine that cleans the water. Once installed, a saltwater system will rarely need additional salt to keep the water fresh. Convert your above ground chemical pool to a saltwater system and start saving money.

Get crystal clear water with a saltwater pump.

Step 1

Unplug all of the pool components, such as the filter pump, automatic cleaner and the heater.

Step 2

Locate the filter pump. There is one line coming from the pool to the pump and one going from the pump to the pool. If you have a heater, select the line from the heater to the pool.

Step 3

Remove the line leading from the pump to the pool at the pool end of the line. Install this line into the intake on the saltwater pump.

Step 4

Connect the line, included with the system, from the outflow of the saltwater pump to the pool where the line was removed.

Step 5

Run electricity to the saltwater pump by either calling an electrician to wire it to the house or running an extension cord.

Step 6

Run the saltwater pump whenever the pool pump is running.

Danielle Odom

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