What are Saltwater Chlorine Generators?
Salt water swimming pools are a proven way to create a healthy pool for your family and friends. A salt system, also known as, Saltwater Chlorine Generators, often attractive to pool owners because they eliminate the need to store, buy, transport and handle chlorine. While chlorine generators are not an alternative to chlorine, they actually make chlorine. Chlorine will be produced from regular table salt.
The pool water passes through a generator cell that introduces chlorine into the pool water. As the water returns to the pool, it will introduce the newly produced chlorine to the body of water preventing algae, bacteria and killing micro-organisms, creating a safe and sanitary swimming environment for you and your family. Health problems caused from a chlorine pool are another great reason to reduce the amount of chlorine used.
How Much Salt Will Be in my Pool?
The salt level required to maintain a safe, chlorinated pool is about 2500 to 4000 PPM (parts per million). The human body cannot taste salt until the PPM is around 5000. The amount of salt in the pool is not noticeable. Once the salt is added to the pool, there is no need to add salt on a yearly basis unless the pool is drained or a significant amount of water is removed. Also, the salt level is low enough so there is no danger of equipment corrosion.
Chlorine generator users also report the water is softer, leaving a more refreshed feeling after swimming.
How Much Maintenance is Required?
Chlorine generators require very little maintenance. We recommend the generator cell be removed and cleaned on a yearly basis, usually at start up. The power supply requires no maintenance.