The Best Way to Chlorinate a Pool – with Salt
The best way to chlorinate a pool is by using Salt Water Chlorinators. They have been around for over 30 years and they are a marvellous invention.
Turning saltwater into chlorine! What is the most efficient way to sanitize your swimming pool water? Definitely the Salt Chlorinator.
How far salt chlorinators have come
Issues with salt chlorinators in the past is that they don’t last that long, the cells clog up easily, so one never knows if they’re not working or why they’re not working. A Salt Chlorinator is worth its salt, so to speak.
Best practice for salt pools
The pool water must still be balanced. In Durban, our weather is very hot in the summer, with plenty of rain to aswell.
A well-balanced pool will always give the best results, no matter what product you use to chlorinate or sanitize the water.
By having enough stabiliser in the pool water, the water’s ability to retain the chlorine and prevent the sun’s rays from depleting it is improved.
It always helps to have clean sand in the filter, because this could be one of the reasons for high chlorine demand.
The advantages of the Pentair iChlor 30
- This unit tells you when to add salt. It can run off relatively low salt levels (2600ppm – 3600ppm) – Ideal being 3600ppm
- It has an advanced ‘No Flow’ switch which disconnects the cell when the water flow is too weak. (The cheaper salt chlorinators have water sensors which malfunction and can cause the chlorinator to blow up or burn out)
- This model is self-cleaning
- It’s small and compact and it can fit into small spaces.
- You can literally adjust it to any size pool, even a small spa. (Max 114kl)
- It’s intelligent enough to switch off when you cover your pool so that you don’t over-chlorinate the water.