People usually think of sea or ocean water when they hear of salt water. Ocean water has a salt content of approximately 35,000 parts per million ("ppm") while most chlorinators will require a salt content that ranges from 2500 to 6000 ppm to operate effectively.
Since the human salt taste threshold is around 3,500 ppm, a salt
chlorinator that operates efficiently under that threshold is desirable.
Generally people find swimming in a mildly saline water very comforting.
The mild salinity gives the pool water a soft touch and not quick to dry
upon exiting the pool water like regular chlorinated pool water. People
feel more refreshed and there is no chlorine smell from your body or
swimwear and no irritation by the chlorine.
A chlorine generator's main function is to produce chlorine for the
swimming pool so that you no longer have to have the hassle of
purchasing, handling or storing traditional pool chlorine. They produce
chlorine constantly when the pump is running and this will keep a
residual chlorine content that will prevent algae or other undesirable
growth to take place as well as sanitize the water for the pool user. It
is important to note that the user keep the cell free of calcium and
mineral deposits to make the chlorine effectively and efficiently.
When water passes over the chlorine generator cell,
electrolysis transforms the water into Hypochlorous acid. This is the
end result of any chlorine application to the pool water, be it Liquid
chlorine (Sodium Hypochlorite, Tri-chlor, Di-chlor or Lithium based,
Cal-Hypo or even gas chlorine. They all make Hypochlorous acid in the
end which is the active sanitizer that kills algae and other harmful
stuff in the water. Maintenance of proper pool chemistry such as your pH
levels is important for the proper functioning of your chlorine
generator. For most owners, a chlorine generator is a great investment
for their swimming pool.
Types of Chlorine Generators
There are mainly two types most used. The first is a brine
unit which does not require the pool to have salt added to it. Salt is
usually contained in a tank with the pool equipment area and chlorine is
produced through electrolysis. These are not in common use any more
since they tend to be messier and produce harsh by-products. The other
type of unit far more commonly used requires salt to be added to the
swimming pool. Now the chlorine producing cell must remain free of
mineral deposits or chlorinators will not work properly. There are
reverse polarity units causing mineral deposits to flake off and get
caught in the filtration system.
In the end, we can tell you that Chlorine Generators
can really help cut down the hassles of maintaining the proper
sanitization of a swimming pool as well as some other benefits. Salt
water properly maintained will have almost no waterline scum build-up.
It creates a better, healthier swimming experience for most people. The
water feels luxurious, soft and clingy to the skin with no harsh
chemical odors. Chlorine residual will always be present in the pool
eliminating algae. This will also cut out red burning eyes from
chloramines. Overall Chlorine Generators are a great ingredient for a
low maintenance pool.
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the products, the experience and all the solutions you can possibly need
for any of you swimming pool chlorine generator needs. Our principals
have been in the pool business for over 45 years and we can help with
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