Installation & Repairs
In Winter Garden, Ocoee and the surrounding areas.
Salt chlorine generators are a great way to create a more enjoyable pool with softer water and less aggressive chlorination requirements.
Why switch to a salt chlorinator?
Cut chlorine costs
Less dry skin
Reduce chemical storage
What is a salt system?
Salt systems (salt chlorinators) are a method of pool sanitation that ditches the traditional method of having to always feed chlorine directly into the pool body or into a vat for a chlorine feeder.
How it works
The salt chlorinator has two main components, the "salt cell" and the "control center". The control center is where the brains of the system are housed and where you'll adjust the chlorine output of the salt cell. The salt cell is the part of the system that is plumbed into the return lines of the pool and actually creates the chlorine. It does this by sending specific electric pulses from the control center through the "fins" of the cell to produce chlorine.
How often do you add salt?
Salt pools should be kept between 2800-3800 ppm salt, though there are some the can operate up 6000ppm which is when the salt becomes corrosive. The cell making chlorine does not effect your salt levels whatsoever the only things that do are things that can cause physical removal or dilution of the water such as leaks, excessive bathers, torrential rain and the draining of the pool itself.
How effective is salt chlorination?
It's recommended to keep chlorine levels between 3-5ppm, to make sure pools stay sanitized and safe to swim and a properly sized salt system with ample salt and stabilizer levels will have no problems maintaining those chlorine readings. Some eve have a super chlorination mode where it produces the maximum chlorine output until the next time your pool motor turns off in case you notice a little bit of algae appear.
So you never need to add chlorine?
With proper maintenance of filters and balancing of the waters ph, alkalinity and stabilizer levels your chlorine requirements should be limited to rare circumstances. Torrential downpours where lots of ground water gets into the pool or incredibly high bather loads that remove the salt and stabilizer and eat up the chlorine are such instances where a shock chlorination with either liquid or granular chlorine would be recommended.