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Deeper into the science and luxury of salt chlorination

Salt chlorinated pool water earned a reputation as the ultimate swimming experience. Curious about how it works?

The heart of a salt system is the salt chlorinator. It uses electrolytic technology to convert ordinary salt into chlorine.

There are two components to salt chlorinators: the control box and electrolytic converter, also known as a cell. It installs in your system's return line, behind the pump, filter and heater. As pool water passes through the converter, an extremely safe electrical charge, generated by the control box, automatically converts the dissolved salt into chlorine. The water is then dispersed evenly throughout the pool by the return jets. Each time the water is recirculated, the salt-based chlorine gets recharged and the cycle is repeated. Chlorine production is based on a percentage of filter run, set on the control box.

What this means to you.
A swimmer's experience with salt chlorinated water is amazing! It's softer on the eyes, skin and clothing and it happens automatically. You don't have to buy, transport and distribute factory-produced chlorine.
What could be even better?
We've stated that all chlorinators automatically produce chlorine on a predetermined timed basis. This means they're producing chlorine whether you need it or not. What if a chlorinator produced chlorine only when the water needed it, based on demand? An example would be an infrequently used pool with a cover. There is minimal bather load and sun exposure which reduce the need for chlorine. Only producing chlorine when the water needs it means the systems and materials will last longer and the water would never be over chlorinated.