Traditional swimming pools use chlorine or bromine to disinfect and sanitize a swimming pool or spa. But there is an alternative! Salt chlorine generators for swimming pools.
‘Salt pools’, also known as salt chlorine pools, use salt which is turned into chlorine. Salt chlorine generators offer a number of benefits:
- No more red eye caused by chloramines
- Leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and no more ‘itchy skin’
- Reduces chemicals used in pool or spa and eliminates excessive chlorine storage
- Simplifies chemical maintenance and eliminates odorous chlorine byproducts
- Low operating cost and pays for itself over time. Salt is not consumed nor does it evaporate, it is continuously reused
The salt chlorine generated pool system uses the process of electrolysis to produce chlorine for your pool. When the ions in salt are passed over specially coated blades and induced with a low voltage electrical charge it is converted into chlorine. It is the same process that is used to convert seawater into laundry bleach. When this process is incorporated into your swimming pool you have your very own “chlorine generator”.
We recommend two brands of salt chlorine generators: Pentair and Hayward. We have extensive knowledge of these systems, and have performed numerous installations. These systems are often combined with cartridge filter systems for an ‘almost maintenance free pool’ system.
The Pentair INTELLICHLOR® Salt Chlorine Generator is an industry standard. It includes a push button interface and digital display that allows you to check salt readings, and water temperature. Everything can be maintained at the push of a button to produce “all the chlorine a pool needs, safely, effectively, and automatically”.
The Hayward AquaRite salt chlorinator is considered by many to be one of the worlds most effective salt chlorination systems. The convenience of not having to continually store and add chlorine to a pool can lead to a significant cost savings. Hayward estimates the savings to be “up to 50% or more over conventional chlorine.” The AquaRite comes in three sizes to maximize efficiency based on your needs and the pool size. It is also easy to install and maintain.