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Being in the pool service business, I have installed many chlorine generators in residential pools. I haven't come across a residential unit that will accomodate more than 40,000 gallons (and I don't necessarily trust the manufacturers' optimistic estimate). I've installed 40K gallon residential units for about $1,500, but it seems you will probably need a larger, commercial unit, which, I've been told, can run $4,000 to $7,000 dollars, but do your homework: you may find an online deal.

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Q: If you want to convert your pool to saltwater are there any chlorine generators that will accommodate a 48000-gallon pool and where should you look and what would you expect to pay?
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How do you superchlorinate a saltwater pool?

Most chlorine generators have a setting, or you could shock with chlorine or non chlorine shock.

Do you have to drain your swimming pool when converting it from a saltwater pool to a chlorine pool?

No, a saltwater pool is already a chlorine pool. ALL CHLORINE EVENTUALLY BECOMES SALT. Every pool that has ever had chlorine in it has salt in it.

Do you know any pool chlorine generators shops in Chicago?

Halogen Pool Supplies & Equipment sells pool chlorine generators in the Chicago area.

What do you do if chlorine in saltwater pool is high?

Adjust your chlorine generator levels.

where can I find pool chlorine generators ?

Chlorine Generators can be purchased from any major pool supply company. You can also obtain these online at pool supply stores.

Is the chlorine produced in saltwater pool any different from a health or environmental perspective than chlorine used in chlorine pool?

salt water pools don't use chlorine salts, they are bromine salts. So yes, saltwater pool are better for you.

Does swimming in saltwater or swimming pool damage your skin?

well swimming in saltwater is okay because saltwater is like natural water for our bodies. and with swimming pools, it has chlorine. all chlorine does is try to make the water as pure as possible. but chlorine has a weird smell and it can damage some parts but not that much.

What is the additional electtical power requirement in KW or percentage needed for a saltwater pool vs a same size chlorine tablet pool?

Salt chlorine generators use about 500kw. Tablet in-line feeders use none. They're just plumbed so the water passes through them during normal circulation.

Can you use pool salt in your pool with out the salt water system?

Sure, you CAN, but why would you want to? The purpose of the salt in a saltwater system equipped pool is to provide the chlorine the saltwater system generates. It would be the same as having a saltwater system pool that the saltwater system went bad and you just installed an inline chlorinator in the plumbing instead of replacing the saltwater chlorine generator system so you could add chlorine with the tablets.

Can you switch to saltwater system if theres chlorine in the pool?

yes, a saltwater system is in fact a chlorine system anyway the difference being that salt is added to the pool and a chlorinator is put inline to convert part of the salt electronically into chlorine.

Why does saltwater pools need chlorine?

All pools need something to help keep it clean and safe. Chlorine has long been the sanitizer of choice. Saltwater is no different, as the charged cell breaks down Salt in the water into Chlorine.

Can you switch from chlorine to a saltwater system just by installing a chlorine generator and adding salt?


Can you make your chlorine pool into a saltwater pool without changing any equipment except the salt generator?

Yes A salt water pool is a chlorine pool any way the difference is that the chlorine in a saltwater pool is made from the salt electronically

What is the difference between a saltwater pool or a chlorine pool?

A salt water pool is a chlorine pool. The difference is that the chlorine is manufactured in the system by the chlorine generator. Otherwise NO DIFFERENCE!!

How do you clean pool without chlorine?

you would have to convert the pool to saltwater there really is no way to clean it without chlorine

Is the old pump and filtration system necessary when adding a saltwater chlorine generator?

Yes you still need a pump and filter. The saltwater system generates chlorine and eliminates the need for chlorine tabs. You will still need to keep the water balanced and continue normal pool maintenance.

How do you convert a chlorine pool to a saltwater pool?

You would need a chlorine generator such as Auto Pilot. Many companies make them. After you install the chlorine generator, you add your salt to the pool.

Can chlorine generators result in unusually high chlorine readings and can they give false high readings for pH and TA levels?

I can't answer the initial question if chlorine generators give off high chlorine false readings. I have an inline chlorine dispenser and it seems to work just fine for me. But the second part of the question asking if high chlorine will give false readings for pH and TA. I have read that somewhere and I am currently researching to validate that finding.

Can chlorine cause stainless steel to rust?

The use of salt chlorine generators can cause pin holes and pits in stainless steel.

How often should you be using the chlorine booster in a saltwater pool system?

If you look at it from the point of view of economy then its a matter of weighing out the difference in the expense of running the chlorine generator long enough to produce the required chlorine. or the cost of the extra chlorine. Often when saltwater chlorinators are installed they are under size to make the sale easier. so a third option is to install a larger chlorine generator. Theoretically you shouldn't have to boost the chlorine at all.

Can you add chlorine to a saltwater pool system?

Yes, after all they are chlorine systems. the chlorine is made from the salt in the water. If you are not getting the correct chlorine level you may need to service or replace the salt water chlorinator.

Is the saltwater pool have clear water?

Yes it does just like a chlorine pool.

What happens when you add chlorine to saltwater?

Sea water contains a low concentration of bromide ion which is oxidised to free bromine Br2 by chlorine.

What is a chlorine generator?

Many people are choosing to remodel their swimming pool systems to add saltwater chlorination. With a saltwater pool system, a chlorine generator is added to the pool's filtration system. The water circulates through the chlorinator, where salt produces a chlorine gas that dissolves into the water. That chlorine in turn, breaks down and turns into salt, cycling the process all over again.

If you are allergic to chlorine is saltwater pool better for you?

Yes a saltwater pool would be best for you. If you're allergic to cholrine than you certainly wouldn't want to swim in it!