Salt chlorine generators use a salt cell to create chlorine from NaCl and H2O. The salt cell uses electrolysis to convert the salty water into chlorine. Saltwater pools are still chlorine pools, but are able to create their own eco-friendly chlorine. Salt chlorinators are available for inground pools and above ground pools and spas.
Pool maintenance can be a time-consuming and cumbersome task, involving the use of chemicals like chlorine to sanitize the water. Though chlorine is an effective sanitizer, it can be accompanied by a harsh odor and cause side effects like itchy skin, watery eyes, green hair, and bleached swimsuits. Because of this, many pool owners look for alternate ways to purify their pool water. This is where a salt water chlorine generator comes into play.
Chlorine generators are powerful sanitizing systems that make use of ordinary salt and convert it into chlorine. Using a salt chlorinator is a natural, effective and inexpensive way to maintain bacteria-free pool water. Salt only needs added to the pool occasionally when the salinity levels drop, and the salt generator cell will last 3-5 years before you need a replacement cell. The naturally generated chlorine produced by a salt chlorine generator is eco-friendly, has no harsh odors, and it's compatible with all pool surfaces. About 300 lbs of pool salt per 10,000 gallons of pool water will get the salinity where it needs to be. Simply plumb in the salt cell, plug in the controller, and your need for pool chemicals will be drastically reduced! Using a product like Salt Water Magic and the Salt Water Magic Monthly Maintenance Kit will help keep your salt chlorinator running efficiently.