As the cold winter blast hits North Texas, pool owners should be aware of the effects on the swimming pool equipment. As the water temperature drops salt systems are impacted. You may have already noticed your salt system say something like “chlorinator off, low temp.” Most Salt systems are designed to shut down between 50 and 55 degrees. For example, if you have an Aquarite Salt system, your system will turn off at 50 degrees per the manual. This is usually not a problem because bacteria and algae stop growing at this temperature. You can override this low-temperature cutoff by switching to SUPER CHLORINATE for a day. The important thing to remember is that even though it takes longer for the chlorine to dissipate, monitoring the chlorine level and adjusting as need should still be done.