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Why Salt Water Chlorinators? Why salt water chlorinators

There are many advantages to owning a salt water chlorinator:

No more handling hazardous chlorine chemicals

As the main function of a salt water chlorinator is convert salt from the pool water into chlorine, there is no need to purchase chlorine in any form (liquid, granular, tablet or otherwise). All that is needed is for the salt or minerals to be added to the pool water, set the running times of the pool equipment and enjoy the pool!

So breathing in hazardous chlorine fumes and storing hazardous chlorine drums can be a thing of the past! This is particularly appealing when there are young children around.

More gentle to eyes & skin

The chlorine that is produced by the salt water chlorinator is produced over a period of several hours, so it is more evenly dispersed in the water, which is more gentle on the eyes and skin of bathers. The salt water is also therapeutic, particularly for asthma and bronchitis sufferers.

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A cost-effective solution

Whilst the initial purchase of a salt water chlorinator may seem expensive, in the long run it is far more cost effective than manually sanitising the pool with chlorine chemicals. Salt only requires topping up once or twice a year and is relatively inexpensive when compared to the cost of chlorine chemicals.

And whilst ionisers claim to sanitise the pool on their own, this is not true - a chlorine residual is still required!

Low maintenance

When you combine a well performing filter, a salt water chlorinator, and the latest in self-cleaning chlorinator technology, there is mimimal effort involved in maintaining a clean clear sparkling pool!

There are however, a couple of things that do require some attention:

i) that the running times for the pool equipment have been set to suit the season, and
ii) the chlorine level, pH and salinity are checked on a regular basis to ensure the water is safe to swim in.

Remember: chlorine is more effective when the pH is maintained within the recommended range (7.2 and 7.8).

No bleaching effect

As the chlorine is dispersed over several hours, it does not have the tendency to discolour hair or swimwear.