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What is a chlorine generator?

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Answered 2015-08-24 03:18:58

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.

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Can you use a salt water chlorine generator plus ozone?

Yes you can use an Ozone generator and a Chlorine generator together. The Ozone generator will actually extend the life of the cell on the Chlorine generator because the ozone takes care of the bulk of the oxidation workload, thus the Chlorine generator does not need to be run as hard.

You cannot get the salt level to come up in your swimming pool and the chlorine generator will not produce chlorine?

It sounds like the chlorine generator is broken

What is difference between generator and chlorinator?

A "generator" converts the salt in the water to chlorine. A "chlorinator" uses chlorine tabs and as they dissolve chlorine is introduced to the water.

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

Adjust your chlorine generator levels.

Why is pool Ph low and chlorine high though you have not put chlorine in for weeks?

Do you have a chlorine generator? No.

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.

How does a chlorine generator work?

A chlorine generator works by using dissolved salt as a store for the chlorination system. The generator allows water to breakdown the salt to produce hyprochlorus acid and sodium hyprochlorite to sanitize the water.

Why do you need a chlorine generator?

If you have a salt water pool then the chlorine generator is there to convert the salt into chlorine to keep up the chlorine content of the pool. However if you don't have one of these or it is broken down you can always add chlorine directly to make up the shortfall until the necessary repairs are done.

What is the average price for a chlorine generator?

it takes $5

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


Can you use salt in a swimming pool without a chlorine generator?

Absolutely! It is very common for customers to want the feel of saltwater without the chlorine generator. ALL CHLORINE POOLS CONTAIN SALT. Chlorine reverts back to salt when used so every pool that has chlorine in it also has salt.

Do you have to buy a salt chlorine generator to have a salt water pool?

Yes. The salt is run through a chlorinator that changes the salt to chlorine. It won't do it by itself so you have to buy the generator to do this.

Can you use a copper algicide with a chlorine generator or will it destroy the chlorine generating plates?

I really don't know.

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 maintain a salt water pool without a chlorine generator?

Add chlorine by hand...the old fashioned way.

How much does a basic pool chlorine generator cost in Arizona?

A basic pool chlorine generator cost in Arizona is between $149.00 and $999.00 The cheapest chlorine generator costs around 150$ plus tax and/or shipping. You can buy these from Sears or K-Mart online, but you may have to call the individual locations to see if they have them in stock.

What is an ozone generator for pools?

Ozone is an oxidizer, like chlorine. An ozone generator injects ozone into your pool to burn off the bad stuff and takes the place of chlorine. Do research and ask questions - chlorine, bromine, and ozone all have their pluses and minuses.

How does salt keep a pool clean?

Salt is used in conjunction with a chlorine generator in pools to create sanatizer. The salt (sodium chloride) is changed temporarilly to chlorine by the electrical charge in the "generator" it then acts as a sanatizer.

Does a chlorine generator make the pool a salt water pool?

Yes. A chlorine generator will only work when your pool water has a salinity level of 2700 to 3500 ppm, thereby making it a salt water pool.

How many chlorine generator pools in Massachusetts?

I don't think statistics are available on this.

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.

What is pool cell?

Used for salt water pools, it uses salt to create chlorine... here is a more advanced answer.. from me. .. The chlorine generator (also known as salt cell, salt generator, salt chlorinator) uses electrolysis in the presence of dissolved salt (NaCl) to produce hypochlorous acid (HCIO) and sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), which are the sanitizing agents already commonly used in swimming pools. As such, a saltwater pool is not actually chlorine-free; it simply utilizes a chlorine generator instead of direct addition of chlorine.

What do you do if there is too much chlorine in your pool?

Just wait it out the chlorine will dissipate after a couple of days. if you have a salt water pool turn the chlorine generator down or run the filter less often if possible.

What are the advantages of ozone generator?

Ozone is a more powerful oxidizer than chlorine, so it will help destroy anything that would normally be done by chlorine

If converting from a sand filter to a saltwater filter what do you do?

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