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How Salt Chlorinators Work
How Salt Chlorinators Work
 
Choosing a salt chlorinator
Our brief introduction
Salt chlorinators create their own chlorine in the pool water, meaning you don't need to add chlorine to your pool manually.

Simple and proven technology
Pool water with a low salt level passes over "electrode plates" in the "cell". This generates a very pure version of chlorine.
Most Popular - After 30 years of development, salt chlorinators are now installed in over 90% of new pools in Australia.
the benefits
Comfort - Salt chlorinators help to eliminate red eyes, skin irritations and harsh chemical odours associated with conventionally chlorinated pools.
Time - Manually treating your pool is a "headache" and pool owners often forget.
Money - conventional chlorine can cost $500 for an average pool. A chlorinator can pay for itself in less than 2 years.
how often to add salt?
Once the initial dose of salt is added, you may not need to add more for a year. Even then, you may only need a single 25kg bag for top-up. You should check your salt level twice a year - You local pool shop can help with this.
Manual or Self Cleaning ?
The biggest innovation in the last few years has been the introduction of "self-cleaning" technology.
Older manual chlorinators need to be regularly dismantled and manually cleaned. Self cleaning units do this automatically.
features to look for
General Controls - Almost any modern chlorinator should have a digital 7-day timer, output control and should also indicate when more salt is required.
Super Chlorination - A couple of units on the market have the ability to "shock-treat" your pool simply at the press of a button.
Brand and Support - This is essential. Too many pool owner's struggle a few years down the track when they need a simple part or in-field service.
New Innovation - Auto pH
Regularly adjusting pH is time consuming and often a "hit and miss" affair. This unit automatically makes sure your pH is correct every single day.
What is pool pH - an explanation
pH is the scale used to measure the balance of acide to alkalinity in your pool water. The 'comfort zone' for bathers is between 7.2 and 7.6 pH. Getting this balance right isn't just about comfort, it's also key to the effectiveness of the chlorine in the water.
The higher the pH level - The less effective your sanitizer becomes.
The lower the pH level - The more effective your sanitizer becomes but the more 'corrosive' the water becomes.

Corrosive water will damage your pool equipment and isn't good for bathers either. So, getting the right pH balance is essential to your long term enjoyment of your pool.
 



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