Chlorine Generators For Swimming Pools
Chlorine generators are very useful because they eliminate the need to physically store chlorine products. The generator produces chlorine by utilizing a mixture of sodium chloride salt and water. This type of chlorine generation system is one of the first form of alternative pool sanitizer, to be introduced to the swimming pool and spa industry.
Chlorine generation on site, will eliminate the need for you to buy, transport, handle, and store any type of chlorine product.
How do chlorine generators actually work?
There are currently two known methods used in chlorine generation. Both of these methods use electrolysis as their main source of chlorine production. Chlorine production in this process, is achieved from the salt (sodium chloride salt) that is added to the pool water.
Through electrolysis, electricity is introduced to the salt solution in the cell of the generator.
As a result, chlorine gas is produced.
As your pool water passes through the cell of the generator, the electricity is introduced.
The salt in the water is converted into Hypochlorous acid as it passes through the generator cell.
The hypochlorous acid that is produced, is the exact same as that which is produced from other types of chlorine products, when they are added to water. It does not matter if you use any of the pool chlorines listed below...
Swimming pool chlorine sanitizers
Either way, hypochlorous acid will be created when you add any of these chlorine products to water. When your pool water leaves the cell of the generator, it will introduce the newly mixed chlorinated water to your swimming pool or spa. The job of this on-site generated chlorine is the as the other swimming pool chlorine products. What does this means? It means that this generated chlorine will...
Chlorine sanitizers will also create a safe and sanitary swimming environment for you, your family, and friends.
What actually happens inside pool chlorine generators?
Inside the cell of a pool chlorine generator, the saline water solution is sanitized through electrolysis as mentioned earlier. The electrolytic cell breaks down the water into its basic elements. These basic elements are hydrogen and oxygen. This process is achieved by introducing a small electrical charge to the pool or spa water.
Adding granulated salt (similar to regular household salt) as the electrical charge is being introduced, will produce hypochlorous acid. At this point, you are probably asking yourself...how often will I need to add salt to this pool system? Well! Ultimately, this form of pool chlorine generation converts the hypochlorous acid back into salt.
So with a pool chlorine generator system, the salt only has to be topped off occasionally. This is usually once or twice a year. You may also have to add salt if your pool/spa is used constantly. Reasons for this is due to water splash out and/or backwashing of your swimming pool filters.
Types of swimming pool chlorine generation
Presently there are two types of chlorine generation that are used in swimming pool care. The first of these chlorine generation methods is called the In-Line generation method and the second is called the Brine Method. We will now look at each of these methods more closely!
There are reports that confirm that chlorine generating systems will provide you - with years of safe treatment water, giving you a more refreshed feeling after a swim. Reports also have affirm, that the maintenance for salt chlorine generators is very low.
Therefore, whether your choice is for the In-Line method of generating chlorine or the Brine method, there will be very low maintenance and low cost for your salt chlorine generators.
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