Chlorine generator - Sanitises the pool and Controls pH
Enjoy the smooth-as-silk sensation of swimming in a saltwater pool - and benefit from ultra-low levels of chlorine in your pool!
Chlorine, the commonest pool sanitation system performs its main task well, but does so at a price.
- effective because it destroys anything organic by a process similar to combustion.
- dangerous to handle or even to breathe.
Anyone who has been in a chlorine-sanitised pool will be familiar with the chemical odour, burning eyes, and possibly the accompanying skin/hair dryness.
As an alternative to the unpleasant side effects of chlorine, many pool owners are now changing to saline (salt water) purification systems or installing them from the outset in a new pool.
Storing chlorine can also be problematic as chlorine can react with other pool chemicals, notably pool acid, resulting in a potential release of chlorine gas, a fire or even an explosion.
Overexposure to Chlorine in a pool can cause dry, itching skin, brittle hair and red eyes. (Largely, these symptoms are caused by 'chloramines' - a group of chlorine compounds that are created as a part of the chlorine combustion process and are a result of too-little chlorine in the pool.)
A excellent way to overcome these potentially uncomfortable experiences is to convert the pool to a salt-water system.
One of the best attributes of this type of pool is that they don't support algae so you'll spend less time dealing with that problem and the pH levels are controlled automatically, so you'll spend less time with that problem as well.
A Chlorine Generator produces gaseous chlorine by electrolysis of the salt water; there is no longer a need for pool-owners to handle potentially harmful chemicals.
While still being very effective, the levels of residual chlorine in the water are ultra-low. There is still a trace of chlorine in a salt pool, but well maintained salt pool systems are much gentler than traditional chlorinated pools.
- Salt water pools, on the whole, are easier to manage. The Saliclor Chlorine Generator takes all the guesswork out of pool sanitation and pH control - it's all automatic!
- The digital control box automatically produces the current that breaks down the salt in the water, by electrolysis, as needed; producing billions of microscopic bubbles of chlorine gas. These bubbles can be seen in the transparent chlorine chamber, coming off the Titanium plates, and looking like 'smoke'.
- The chlorine gas sanitises the volume of water in which it is produced, resulting in ultra-sanitised water being returned to your pool. By the time the newly-sanitised water has reached the pool 99% of the chlorine gas has re-combined (with the other compounds produced by electrolysis) and has reverted to salt.
- The Saliclor control system also tests the water for salt level concentration and alerts you if more is required. It also takes over the job of testing pH levels and automatically adds acid to bring the pH to the correct level.
- A salt-water pool has only the same concentration of salt as human tears, i.e. 0,55%; it's not 3.5-4% salt like the Med. - when the pool water gets in your eyes there is no stinging, redness or irritation. The addition of salt to the water also imparts a 'silkiness' that leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.
- As a bonus you can wave goodbye to dry skin, green hair, faded swimwear and the need to remove chlorine from the skin with a shower after a swim; because the pool has only tiny quantities of chlorine in the water.
- The system will repay the cost of installation in around 2 years, and continue to provide inexpensive, healthy sanitation for your pool for many years to come. While the best pool options are initially a little more expensive to put in, they're a more cost-effective system in the end.
Converting your traditional pool to a salt water pool is not terribly expensive. Even with the extra expenses, you'll make up for that loss after about two years. For many, this is one of the advantages. Chlorine is very expensive, and by comparison, the amount of salt you'll use during a year is pennies.
As a pricing guide:
A combination system for a pool up to 80 cubic metres costs the pool-owner around €1850 fully installed.