If your pool has been the most popular place to stay cool this summer and your salt water pool chlorinator has been struggling to keep your water crystal clear and sanitised, maybe it’s time to review the efficiency of your current model. Before you dive in and splash out on a brand new salt water pool chlorinator, take a read of our top tips for selecting the right pool chlorination system for you.
We’re going to assume that if you’re reading this you’ve either already made a decision to convert to a salt water system or you’re planning on replacing your existing system, so you don’t need us to explain the benefits of using a salt water chlorinator to keep your pool sparkling and healthy! Just think of all that time you’ll save on pool maintenance every year!
So what are the key factors to consider when making a decision about which salt water chlorinator system to buy?
Pool Type and Size
As you’d expect there are different types of chlorinator for different types of pools! If you have an in-ground swimming pool your chlorinator requirements will be different to if you have an above-ground pool.
You also need to determine the size of your pool and how many gallons of water your swimming pool holds. You can calculate this by measuring the pool length, width and depth at both the shallow end and deep end. You will need to select a chlorinator that has the appropriate chlorine output for the size, type and level of use that your swimming pool gets.
Inline or Offline Chlorinator System
Do you require a chlorinator that connects into your existing network of pool equipment, such as filtration systems and heaters? If so, you’re looking for an inline system. Offline systems connect via a bypass line separate from your other equipment.
Generally inline chlorinators are preferable as they help to keep all pool equipment lined up and connected. If you opt for inline, the chlorinator should be the last piece of equipment in order to clean the water thoroughly, following its interaction with filters and heaters, before returning it into the pool.
Reliability & Durability
The Australian climate can be harsh so it’s worth taking the time to do your homework and be sure to get some professional advice before investing in a new salt water chlorinator system.
You should consider factors such as the quality of the materials used in the cell (electrode) as this is generally the part of the chlorinator that will wear out the fastest. So look for cells that use the highest quality materials.
In addition, you should consider factors such as ease of maintenance including whether you require a standard or self-cleaning model, what warranty is included and the cost-effectiveness of your selected system.
At Allchlor, we ensure all our clients get the best chlorine solution at the lowest annual cost. If you’re looking at investing in a salt water pool chlorinator, call in and see us or give us a call on (07) 3277 2554 to take advantage of our 25 years experience in helping customers choose the best chlorine solution for their needs.
And if you need your existing chlorinator checking before making the decision on whether to invest in a new one, remember you can bring it in for a Chlorinator Health Check.