No More Adding Liquid Chlorine
The biggest advantage right off the bat is the lack of sodium hypochlorite, or liquid chlorine as it is more commonly known. Most swimming pool owners without a salt water chlorine generator system use liquid chlorine to maintain sanitizer levels in the pool. While effective, buying, transporting, storing and using liquid chlorine is not a fun process as the liquid is volatile, loses potency extremely quickly, and is dangerous to skin, eyes and to breathe. Not an ideal product to handle on a daily basis to be sure.
While a salt water swimming pool may need to occasionally have the chlorine levels manually adjusted you can usually accomplish this using puck or granular forms of chlorine so that you do not need to use liquid chlorine at all.
How Does It Work?
Salt is the base ingredient that chlorine is derived from. Since salt does not dissipate in the water like other chemicals that you use, the initial dose of salt that you put into your pool will continue to be there throughout the season and into the next. Only when you physically remove water from the pool do you lower the salt concentration levels.
In a regular pool season you may need to add a single bag or two of salt to top off your system and keep the salt in the range of 3000ppm. Even the next season you may only need to add one or two bags to start off the year. This is a much easier process than adding chlorine in liquid form every other day.
Easy On The Eyes
The biggest single advantage that salt water pool owners commonly reference is the fact that salt water pools are much softer on the eyes and much less drying to the skin than traditional chlorine pools. There are a few reasons why this is, with the first being that salt in the pool water near to 3000ppm is soft on the skin and actually will help to hydrate you as opposed to severe drying effect like typically experienced with chlorinated water.
People with skin problems, or swimmers with a sensitivity to chlorine such as red eyes, specifically notice the soothing benefits of salt water systems. If you are used to swimming in regular pools then you will notice less red eyes, less itchy and dry skin as well as less bleaching to clothing and bathing suits worn in the water.
Hate that Chlorine Smell?
One of the biggest complaints of chlorinated swimming pool water is the fact that you can carry the chlorine smell on your skin and especially in your hair for long periods of time after you get out of the water. While this chlorine smell is usually attributed to a buildup of chloramines in the water and in theory can be avoided in any swimming pool by using breakpoint chlorination, and proper pH balancing, salt water pool owners note specifically less chlorine smell after bathing than regular swimming pools and spas.
The final point about the advantages of salt water pools versus traditional chlorine pools is that it takes much less time to balance and maintain the water chemical balance in a salt water pool. Most of this has to do with the fact the sanitizer is mostly automated through the salt water system leaving you to worry only about the calcium harness, pH and total alkalinity under regular conditions as well as stabilizer levels also. Since the chlorine (which is what typically causes variations in pH and total alkalinity) is automated and released into the system in small and steady doses you would notice less overall fluctuations in your pH and total alkalinity levels making the water much easier to manage overall. to consider using?
No more mixing, measuring and messing around with liquid or tablet chlorine again. No more red eyes, itchy skin or chemical odours. Now you can automatically turn ordinary salt into a self-regenerating supply of pure chlorine for both pool and spa water that’s clean, clear and luxuriously soft. Salt chlorination has become the simple, safe and affordable alternative to using harsh, chemically-produced chlorine to sanitise pools and spas
The Hayward Salt & Swim sets a new standard in salt chlorine generation with it’s low profile, low flow and low salt requirements, it is perfect for new or existing pools up to 90 000 litres. The Salt & Swim will also communicate with your pump during boost function to ensure run times correspond with required chlorine levels. This is a great choice for an entry level salt water chlorination system.
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The easiest way to sanitise a pool is to generate chlorine from sodium chloride (salt) by passing the pool water through an electrolytic cell. The PowerLine series of salt water chlorinators allow you to continually generate chlorine at a reliable, controlled rate – ensuring your pool is balanced and safe to swim in. They come packed with safety features to make your life easier and keep your pool clean and safe to swim in. The PowerLine’s self-cleaning electrolytic cell constantly produces chlorine at a steady rate while the pump and filtration system is running.
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Professional grade ‘Heavy Duty’ Puresilk™ CCS salt-chlorine generation eliminates the need for mixing, measuring and messing around with liquid or tablet chlorine. Puresilk™ automatically turns common salt into a self-regenerating supply of pure chlorine. For pool and spa water that’s clean, clear and made to feel like pure silk. The key to Puresilk™ chorine generation is the vertical bi-polar electrode revolutionary cell design. The cell’s Venturi design and internal flow switch allows for continual operation despite the flow and pressure variables of heaters etc.
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Salt Chlorinators are designed to assist with the precise levels of sanitiser to provide you a healthy pool. Leaving you more time to enjoy your lifestyle investment.
Manual dosing of liquid or granular chlorine can be hazardous. Over dosing can cause eye irritation, itchy skin and a strong chlorine order. The AstralPool VX salt chlorinator continuously generates the precise level of chlorine required into your pool. With the convenience of a touch pad the level of output can be adjusted and operating hours can be preset. With the self cleaning ability the VX Salt Chlorinator is perfect for any pool and spa combination
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AstralPool’s Viron Salt Chlorinator brings a new benchmark in efficiency, control, convenience and reliability. The Viron Salt Chlorinator’s advanced electronic power supply provides pure DC power to maximise the efficiency of the electrodes to product the highest level of chlorine for the lowest power consumption, reducing your energy costs and keeping your pool safe and healthy.
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The core needs of any swimming pool is the filtration system which removes unsightly organic matter that feeds bacteria and algae plus the sanitiser which destroys any algae and bacteria which enters the water. Modern day pumps, filters and pool cleaners remove the organic matter very effectively and automatically, almost eliminating day to day maintenance. Chlorinators cleverly produce sufficient sanitiser to destroy bacteria and algae but almost none regulate the amount of sanitiser or adjust the water balance.