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Best Salt Water Chlorine Generators for Above Ground Pools

In order order to convert your swimming pool into a saltwater pool you will need to purchase a saltwater chlorine generator. In this article we will discuss the best saltwater chlorine generators that are available for above ground pools.
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What is a saltwater chlorine generator?

An increasingly popular option for sanitizing your pool water is the use of a saltwater chlorine generator. A saltwater chlorine generator will convert the dissolved salt in the pool water into chlorine. Using a saltwater chlorine generator will have two major benefits over using traditional chlorine in your pool; easier maintenance and softer smoother water. The maintenance is easier because you will no longer have to measure or add any chlorine to the pool water. The water in a saltwater pool is soft with very little taste of salt and significantly less salt than the ocean. The amount of salt in a saltwater pool is about 3500 ppm (parts per million) which is very close to the amount of salt in our eyes and therefore not irritating to the eyes or the skin.

Saltwater should only be used on pools that are warranted for saltwater use such as our Saltwater 5000, Saltwater 8000, or Saltwater LX pool models. Saltwater is very easy to maintain but can be corrosive to some pool components so you would need a pool that is specifically made for it.

Top Saltwater Chlorine Generators for Above Ground Pools

Solaxx Saltron Retro Saltwater Chlorine Generator SALRET20A

  • The Solaxx Saltron Retro is an economical and effective way to convert the dissolved salt in the pool water into chlorine
  • Drop-in unit that hangs over the pool wall and will go directly into the pool water
  • Easy installation on new or existing above ground pools as there is no plumbing required
  • Works for above ground pools 20K gallons or less (up to 27′ round and 18’X40′ oval pools)
  • Includes 6′ power cord with standard 115V plug
  • The Solaxx Saltron Retro includes a 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Made in the U.S.A.
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Solaxx Saltron Retro Saltwater Chlorine Generator SALRET20A

This self-contained purification system utilizes a natural process to generate pure chlorine. The electrolytic process uses a very low concentration of salt (less then a teaspoon per gallon) and generates free chlorine.

Solaxx Saltron Retro Saltwater Chlorine Generator

Solaxx Saltron Retro Jet RJ Saltwater Chlorine Generator

  • The Solaxx Saltron Retro Jet RJ installs vertically to the return jet (RJ) fitting on the outside of the pool
  • Includes easy-to-read control panel that accurately calculates salt levels
  • Our most popular saltwater chlorine generator
  • Will work for any sized above ground pool
  • Includes 3′ power cord with standard 115V plug
  • Includes a 1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Made in the U.S.A.
solaxx saltron retro jet rj diagram
Solaxx Saltron Retro Jet RJ Saltwater Chlorine Generator

Specifically made for Above Ground Swimming Pools, The Solaxx Retro Jet system produces a pure, elemental form of chlorine by electrolysis of salt added to the pool water. After the salt is converted to chlorine and bacteria has been killed, the chlorine reverts back to salt and this process is ongoing.

Solaxx Saltron Retro Jet RJ Saltwater Chlorine Generator

Hayward Salt & Swim ABG Salt Chlorine Generator System W/ Return Jet Fittings

  • Installs vertically to the return jet (RJ) fitting on the outside of the pool
  • Intuitive Control Panel behind flip-down door
  • Works for above ground pools 23K gallons or less (up to 30′ round and 18’X40′ oval pools)
  • Includes 3′ power cord with standard 115V plug
  • Includes 1-year manufacturer’s warranty, 3-year warranty on Control Box parts
  • Made in the U.S.A.
Hayward Salt & Swim ABG Salt Chlorine Generator System W/ Return Jet Fittings

Hayward Salt & Swim above ground salt system automatically turns salt into chlorine – conveniently and easily sanitizing above-ground pools while reducing chlorine costs by 50% or more when compared with conventional chlorine. No more itchy skin, red eyes and harsh chlorine fumes typically associated with conventional chlorination.

Hayward Salt & Swim ABG Salt Chlorine Generator System

Solaxx Saltron Reliant (30k) Saltwater Chlorine Generator For Pools Up To 30,000 Gallons

  • The Solaxx Saltron Reliant connects to the return line of the pool with PVC pipe or flexible PVC pipe
  • Includes a control box that features easy push button icons with LED indicators.
  • The flow switch allows you to install the saltwater system vertically or horizontally
  • Will work for any sized above ground pool and inground pools up to 30K gallons
  • Includes 3′ power cord with standard 115V plug
  • Includes a longer manufacturer warranty than most saltwater chlorine generators; 3 years as opposed to 1 like most other units.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
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Solaxx Saltron Reliant Saltwater Chlorine Generator Up To 30,000 Gallons

The Reliant system produces a pure, elemental form of chlorine by electrolysis of salt added to the pool water. After the salt is converted to chlorine and bacteria has been killed, the chlorine reverts back to salt and this process is ongoing. The salt concentration is very low (less than a human tear) and the water feels soft, silky and sparkling clean!

Solaxx Saltron Reliant Saltwater Chlorine Generator
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