Salt Cell Cleaning Service with Three Generations

The best saltwater pool cleaning in southern California.
The salt cell is crucial in keeping your saltwater swimming pool clean and safe. As the core component of the pool’s chlorination system, it generates chlorine from salt (sodium chloride) dissolved in the pool water. Keeping your salt cell clean ensures the saltwater system functions properly and prevents water quality issues.
Our expert team at Three Generations Pool Services will thoroughly clean your residential or commercial salt cell, ensuring it continues to function properly and your pool stays clean and safe for swimming.
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Signs You Need a Salt Cell Cleaning

A salt cell regularly needs to be cleaned every 3 to 6 months, depending on pool usage. If you don’t clean your salt cell, you risk causing damage to your pool, which can lead to costly repairs and unsafe swimming conditions. If you haven’t had your salt cell cleaned recently, here are some signs to look for that could indicate it’s time to have it serviced:
  • NCloudy water
  • NWater that irritates the skin
  • NLow chlorine levels
  • NAlgae growth
  • NError messages on the salt chlorinator system
  • NFrequently needing to add chemicals to the pool (such as shock treatments)
  • NChlorinator system is running for longer than usual
  • NUnusual sounds (hissing or popping) coming from the chlorination system
You can also inspect the salt cell and if you notice any scale or mineral deposits, that is usually a sign the salt cell needs to be cleaned.

Benefits of a Salt Cell Cleaning

Salt cells cleaned on a regular basis throughout the year offer several benefits to your pool, including:
  • NClear water
  • NHealthier and safer swimming environment
  • NConsistent water quality
  • NExtended lifespan of pool equipment
  • NEnergy efficiency
  • NReduced chemical usage
  • NLower maintenance costs
A clean cell will result in an overall better swimming experience for anyone using your pool.
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What To Expect with a Salt Cell Cleaning

During a salt cell cleaning, our team will ensure your salt cell is thoroughly cleaned and free of any mineral buildup. The process includes:
  • NShutting off the pool equipment
  • NRemoving the salt cell from the chlorination system
  • NOur professional service technicians inspect the salt cell for any scale or mineral buildup
  • NCleaning the salt cell with a combination of water and muriatic acid (or a specialized cleaning solution)
  • NPlace the salt cell back into the chlorination system and turn on the pool equipment

Depending on how much cleaning your salt cell needs, it sometimes will be soaked in a cleaning solution to provide it with a deep clean.

How Much Does a Salt Cell Cleaning Cost?

The exact cost of a salt cell cleaning will depend on the condition of the salt cell and other factors. Our pricing typically starts at $45.
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Can I Clean the Salt Cell Myself?

It’s not recommended to clean your pool’s salt system yourself unless you are familiar with how a salt chlorination system works. Our team is experienced with a saltwater chlorinator system and the potential pool issues it can cause if not cleaned properly.

Additional Pool Cleaning Services

In addition to our salt cell cleaning services, we also provide weekly maintenance services to residential and commercial pools. During each weekly cleaning, our team will:

  • NCheck the spa and pool chemicals, including Chlorine, Salt (if applicable), PH, Alkalinity, and TDS levels
  • NExamine and turn on equipment
  • NSkim/Net debris
  • NVacuum pool/spa bottom
  • NEmpty skimmer baskets and pump baskets
  • NBrush pool walls to prevent algae build-up
  • NAdjust equipment
  • NAdminister chemicals

An acid wash and filter cleaning can also be performed if needed.

Same-Day Emergency Pool Cleaning Service

We offer a 24-hour turnaround service for emergency pool and spa cleanings with no extra charge for residential pools, because we understand that emergencies happen. Simply call us at (949) 300-4480 and a member of our team will immediately go on-site to resolve the issue.
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Cities We Cover For Salt Cell Cleanings and Pool Cleaning Services

San Clemente

San Clemente


Dana Point

San Juan

San Juan


Laguna Beach


Laguna Niguel

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Laguna Hills


Mission Viejo


Lake Forest


Ladera Ranch


Coto de Caza


Dove Canyon


Trabuco Canyon

Santa Margarita

Rancho Santa


Rancho Mission

orange county

Orange County


Foothill Ranch

Referral Program

Without a doubt word of mouth is our best form of business. Our family-owned company has grown over the last 40 years with people like yourself referring to the service and the professional manner in which we conduct our business.

Refer your family or friends and once they are in service you will receive a free month of pool/spa maintenance service free!

To refer a family or friend make sure they mention your name when they call us or email us!

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Trust the Experts

At Three Generations Pool Services, our experienced team can maintain your pool’s pH and alkalinity levels throughout the year, regardless of size. This will help your guests enjoy your pool while giving you peace of mind that the water is safe and equipment isn’t being damaged.

Schedule Your Pool Service Appointment

Scheduling a pool care appointment is easy. Plus, there are no contracts required for services and we are always more than happy to answer any general questions related to your pool and spa.
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Receive a Free Filter Clean

($125 Value)

When Starting Weekly Pool or Spa Service!

three generations pool

Receive a Free Filter Clean

($125 Value)

When Starting Weekly Pool or Spa Service!

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