Take some of the work out of pool maintenance with our line of pool and spa chlorinators and brominators. Our selection includes simple pool chlorine floats as well as in-line chlorine dispensers and chemical metering pumps. Or you can combine the sanitizing power of natural mineral systems with low concentrations of chlorine and have pure sparkling pool water with no more smell or itchy eyes.
What type of Chlorinator should I use?
Salt chlorine generators take automation to the next level by actually creating chlorine. This type of system consists of a power supply and a salt cell, along with salt added to the pool water. The cell, plumbed inline with the return pipe, contains coated metal blades which receive a low voltage current. Salt water flows through the cell, causing electrolysis, which splits the salt and water into hydrogen and hypochlorous acid. This acid replaces pre-packaged chlorine sanitizer.
Since salt remains in the water and does not evaporate, only minor salt adjustments are needed in cases of dilution from heavy rains or loss of water due to a high bather load and lots of splashing. The power supply display will indicate any issues with salt and chlorine levels, and also allows “super chlorination” which is the equivalent of shocking the pool.
There are a number of benefits that come with using salt chlorinators. First, they create a gentler form of chlorine which is non-irritating and does not smell like bleach. Second, gone is the hassle of handling and storing chlorine. Third, the milder sanitizer these systems produce is healthier and helps limit exposure to the less desirable components of chlorine. If all of that sounds appealing to you – and you have the budget – a salt chlorinator is a good choice.