Saline (Saltwater) Chlorinator Model 54601E features-
Now uses a unique two-stage technology to sanitize your pool.
New copper ionization feature releases highly active disinfectant ions which create a potent biocide and attack algae more aggressively than chlorine alone or other packaged pool chemicals.
Heavy-duty stand-alone Chlorine Generator easily hooks into most above ground pool filter pump systems .
Includes 1-1/2" diameter hose attachments, 1-1/4" adapter, and electrical cord.
Self-cleaning titanium-coated electrolytic cell for continued performance.
Touch-sensitive control panel allows user to pre-program operating hours.
Flow sensor system alerts operator to adverse operating conditions.
Keypad locking system ensures settings are not changed accidentally.
Easy to use test strips included to check performance in your above ground swimming pool
Easy set-up video included.
Saline (Saltwater) Chlorination Process Description
What is saline conversion chlorination? Saline chlorination is a term used for the process of converting the salt dissolved in water into active liquid chlorine, known as hypochlorite, for the sanitization of swimming pool & spa water.
How does saline conversion chlorination work?
A specific quantity of pure, non-iodized, fine grain table salt is added to the pool water to create a saltwater (saline) concentration of 0.3% (3000 parts per million). This salinity concentration is slightly less than the salinity level found in most human tears, thus it is very gentle to the swimmer's eyes and skin.
Liquid chlorine (hypochlorite) is created through a process called electrolysis. As the water pump passes the saline through the chlorinator cell a low voltage DC current is applied to the saline. This applied energy current changes the salt dissolved in the water into liquid chlorine (hypochlorite). The liquid chlorine immediately mixes with the water leaving the chlorinator cell and flows into the swimming pool as clean, chlorinated water.
The continuous introduction of liquid chlorine will ensure the continuous sanitization of the pool's water and will not allow the growth of algae. When the liquid chlorine has destroyed the bacteria in the pool, it reverts to salt. This means that the salt is continually regenerated in the process and the only loss of salt is due to backwashing, splash-out and overflow. It may be necessary to add salt to the pool water to bring the concentration back to the desired level of 3,000 parts per million.
Combining copper ionization with the electrolysis process reduces the amount of chlorine required by up to 70%! This is because when copper ions are released into the water they attach to microorganism cells and block photosynthesis, causing the cells to die and keep algae under control.
This form of chlorination will not damage your pool! Chlorine "tablets" or "powder" can damage the pool liner while saline conversion will not. Also, the mildly salted water will not affect the PVC plumbing, filters or pump.
Saline chlorination is easier and safer! You will not need to buy or store any dangerous chemicals as you would for a pool with an out-dated conventional filtration pump. You will not need to "shock" this pool with raw chlorine as you would with older pools. Plus, the chlorine generator is self-cleaning which makes it 100% maintenance free!