Chlorination

Why Change?

No RED EYES, No GREEN HAIR, No ALGAE, LOW MAINTENANCE

Salt water chlorination is the process whereby salt (saline) is converted through a process of electrolysis to sodium hypochloride (liquid chlorine).  When the chlorine has completed its work on cleaning your pool water, it reforms back to salt.

A salt chlorinator is basically a chlorine generator or “mini chlorine factory” which consists of two parts;

  • a low voltage power supply, and
  • an electrolytic cell.  

The salt chlorinator can be a self-cleaning unit or a maintenance unit, which means that the unit will either automatically clean the cells, or a unit where a low degree of maintenance is required in the form of a periodic cleaning of the cells.

Advantages

Comfortable swimming environment

The salinity in the pool is 0.9%, that is equal to the salinity level in our eyes - the salt concentration is less than 6 parts per million which is similar to a teardrop.

Therefore, you do not get sore stinging red eyes.

Significant cost savings

Salt levels require infrequent topping up and salt gives a considerable saving over chlorine dosing.  The need to add algaecides and “shock” treatment chemicals to the water is negated.

Healthy

The salt chlorination purification system will maintain perfectly healthy water, while eliminating the risks and problems associated with periods of very high or very low chemical levels as the output of the chlorine can be controlled.

Low Maintenance

As a result of the cell behaving as plating medium, calcium, magnesium and other heavy metals such as copper, forms on the negative electrode; therefore the cell requires periodic cleaning.  A simple cleaning application of soaking the cell plates in 1 part acid to 10 parts water will usually do the job.  The addition of extra salt is the only other maintenance required.

Environmentally and Ecologically friendly

The salt chlorination system eliminates the need to manufacture, transport and store pool chlorine type chemicals and instead uses only pure, natural salt from the ocean, and then re-cycles the salt indefinitely.  Re-cycling a natural product – What a concept.

Allergy friendly

Users of swimming pools and spa pools enjoy the natural therapeutic and health benefits of the mild salt water – with none of the obnoxious effects usually suffered with manually chlorinated water.  Swimmers who suffer with what is commonly referred to as “chlorine allergies” will find relief from these symptoms in a salt chlorinated pool.

NO RED EYES, NO IRRITATED SKIN, NO DAMAGED HAIR OR BATHING SUITS.