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The IntelliChlor Salt water chlorine generator from Pentair comes from one of the biggest manufacturers of commercial and domestic pool filtration systems with millions of installations world wide. You are guaranteed a quality product with a time tested pedigree.

NEVER BUY CHLORINE AGAIN - No more harsh odours from chlorine products. No more having to carry heavy chemical containers or the worry of storing them . The constant optimum level of chlorine production means no more fluctuation of chlorine levels. Spend more time enjoying your pool than maintaining it.

WATER QUALITY - with a salt water generator system the discomfort and inconvenience of harsh chemical reactions like red eyes, green hair, itchy skin or faded swimwear. Your pool water will retain a constant level of balanced chlorine that purifies your water while making it soft and silky to the touch. It leaves your hair and skin feeling great.

Ease of use - A truly Automated sytem. Once you determine your optimum level of operation, The system monitors temperature, salt levels and chlorine generation. You will only have to press the boost button depending on weather conditions and swimmer load. The system is self cleaning and monitoring and will tell if salt levels are low and even how much to add if required.

Uses natural table salt - Salt is a natural product and the conversion process is energy efficient, Once the salt is turned in to chlorine and has sanitized your system it breaks down back to salt and the process starts all over again, The salt dilution in your pool is less than the percentage of salt found in a teardrop, so no salty taste to the water either.

 

Salt water system information

IntellChlor Salt Water Chlorine Generator Brochure

 

When it comes to the sanitisation and disinfectant of your pool the usual method is to use either liquid or powdered chlorine.

This is a very effective method but does have several drawbacks such as
The storage of dangerous and volatile Chlorine.
Calculating correct dosages.
Chemical Chlorine in the water can feel ‘harsh’
The constantly rising cost of chemicals


There is however a much more convenient and automatic way of chlorinating your pool that eliminates the afore mentioned problems and that is to install a Salt water chlorine generator (SWG) in to your filter system. The benefits are.

No storage of Chlorine required
Once set up correctly the chlorine is administered automatically.
The water in the pool is much softer and no harsh odours.
Much less chance of stinging eyes and itchy skin
Salt is much cheaper than chlorine.
The systems are very cheap to run (about the same as a 40 watt light bulb)

BUT A WORD OF WARNING
Some people try to sell these systems as being ‘set and forget’, chemical free, they state that you need less chlorine in your pool water with a generator and it will be the answer to all of your water quality problems.. THIS IS UNTRUE  If anyone tries to sell you a system based on any of those statements, run away and find a seller that knows their product. A Salt water chlorinator is a more convenient, safer and, in the long run cheaper way of introducing chlorine in to your pool.... That is it, no more. Although it is the best way to chlorinate a pool you still have to test and add chemicals to adjust the Ph etc as you would with a standard chlorine pool. Failure to do so would render the generator ineffective and if there is less than the standard recommendation of chlorine present in your pool water then it will affect your health if the pool is not sanitised properly,

Without getting overly technical Table salt is added to the pool water to achieve a saturation of approximately 3000 - 3500 parts per million. This is slightly less than the amount of salt found in a human tear. Salt Water Chlorinators work as the salty water passes through the cell where special charged metal plates, usually made from titanium, use electrolysis to release chlorine gas from the salt in the water. The chlorine gas is mixed with the water to create liquid chlorine and is then delivered back to the pool. When the chlorine breaks down it converts back to salt and then passes through the process again. You do not need to constantly add salt as it is a process of recycling. You may need to top up the salt now and then because of back washing and water loss.
Another common Myth is that you are no longer using chlorine, (usually based on the fact that you can’t smell it) this is also wrong,

Using chemical chlorine there can be a strong chlorine smell and it can dry your skin. These problems however are more to do with things called chloramines. When you add powdered or liquid chlorine to the pool it reacts with contaminates. Especially sweat, oils, urine and other organic matter the by product produced when destroying these contaminates are chloramines, chloramines are generally a chemical reaction between ammonia and chlorine.

Swimmers with reddened, irritated eyes have been known to complain that "there is too much chlorine in the pool". In fact, however, when pool water is irritating, there is not enough chlorine in swimming pool water!

You may be surprised to learn that there is no odor to a well-managed pool. Chloramines, which produce pool smell, can be eliminated using chlorine. "Shock treatment" or "superchlorination" is the practice of adding extra chlorine to pools to destroy ammonia and the organic compounds that combine with chlorine to make chloramines.
So how do Salt water generators help with chloramines, generally speaking as the water is passed through the chlorine generator cells, the water is super chlorinated at that time before the chlorine is mixed in to the general body of pool water so much less chance of chloramines being a problem Since the systems are constantly producing fresh chlorine, there is always enough free chlorine to kill off the chloramines. For this reason swimming pools using these systems will have little or no chlorine smell Unless your water quality is not being checked or the generator has not been set up properly.

Salt water chlorinators are great at their job but here a a few common problems that may be experienced.
1. Pool filters will need to run for longer periods in order to manufacture sufficient chlorine.
2 Chlorine stabilizer should be used in the pool, UV light can remove up to 90% of the chlorine in your pool. The stabilizer acts as a ‘sunscreen’ for your chlorine, keeping it where it is most needed, In the water. Chlorine tablets and powder normally have a stabiliser included.
3. Phosphates present in the water.  If your phosphate levels are too high then rapid growth of algae can occur, The effect from this is that the chlorine generated is used immediately to kill the algae (even if not visible) and the chlorine generation cannot keep up with demand and fail to provide the required level for adequate sanitisation of the pool water. Unfortunately Algicides do very little to help in this respect as although they kill the algae, the by product is phosphate which only goes on to feed the growth of new algae. The best solution for high phosphate levels is a phosphate remover, no phosphates means no food for the algae, therefore no algae.
4. Salt level is too low or too high. Either insufficient salt has been added to the pool or too much, the pool volume should be calculated as accurately as possible and the recommended amount of salt added as per the standard dosage charts to bring the salt up to the required level.  A failing generator can also give false readings of the salt content in the water, often asking for salt to be added. If the slat content is too high or too low then the generator will not operate.
5. Heavy use.If the pool is in a complex or you have a lot of visitors using your pool then the Generator may not be able to produce enough chlorine if the pump is not running enough hours.
6. PH is out of balance. It is unfortunate that many companies selling Salt water Chlorination systems as set and forgt systems, even going as far as stating that no additional chemicals need to be added to your pool, some companies even claim their system adjusts the PH of the water as well. WRONG WRONG WRONG...When your PH and Alkalinity are outside of the norm then the effect of chlorine whether from a chlorinator or from chemicals becomes less effective.
Normally liquid or powdered chlorine tends to have a slight effect, compounded over time as it is of a high PH.  Salt water chlorinators tend to produce Chlorine at a neutral Ph. This is where some vendors probably get confused. The correct Ph of your water is very important as is the Alkalinity. If your Ph is too high not only is the chlorine less effective but both your pool and chlorinator will begin to scale,
PLEASE REMEMBER salt water chlorine generators are just a means of adding chlorine to your pools, (albeit the safest, cleanest and easiest way) the same testing, monitoring and addition of water conditioning chemicals should be carried out as a you would a standard chlorine pool!!!!!

Salt water chlorine generators are a tried and tested technology and are gaining popularity in both commercial and residential pools. If used properly, monitored regularly and water quality is maintained then there is probably no better way to chlorinate your pool.
Information supplied by Ecopool www.ecopool.com


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