Pool Information Sheets

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Salt Chlorinators
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Water Balance
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Salt Chlorinators

Salt Chlorinators work by salt water passing through the Salt Cell or Electrode which converts the salt to Chlorine.

The correct level of salt in the pool is measured in PPM ( parts per million). Make sure you know the correct salt level for your chlorinator. Most range from 5000ppm to 7000ppm. This level should be professionally checked at your pool shop or by a service technician on a regular basis as insufficient salt could damage the Salt Cell. The Chlorinator should be run for a minimum of 8 - 10 hours daily in Summer ( 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours late afternoon or evening) and 3 - 4 hours daily in Winter to enable sufficient chlorine to be produced.

The Chlorinator gauge should never be run at Maximum. This can cause damage to the Salt Cell or Power Box. Always add salt by piercing the bag and placing on the top step of the pool - do not allow concentrated salt to bypass the salt cell or damage will occur.

The Salt Cell should be cleaned regularly by using a safe Salt Cell Cleaner. Do not allow excessive calcium build up between plates as this can burn the Cell out.

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