The Device That Keeps Your Pool Chlorinated
Learn how salt systems in pools work and how they can benefit pool owners.
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What is a salt system? How does it operate, and what benefits does it bring to your pool? Does it make your water taste salty? (Spoiler alert: No!) Today, we’ll fill you in on the details so that your pool can run at maximum efficiency.
The Pentair Intellichlor salt chlorine generator comes with a control pad that shows the sanitizer output and allows you to manually control how much chlorine is produced every day. There’s also a display for flow, which shows you whether you have enough pool water flowing through the system for it to operate. Above that, you can monitor whether the salt concentration in the pool is high enough.
When it comes to installing such a salt system, there are three basic components:
First, there’s the salt cell, which is the most important component. It can chlorinate up to 40,000 gallons of water. Inside it are titanium blades with ruthenium coating; as the saltwater passes through the blades, they separate the sodium and chlorine ions to produce chlorine inside the cell.
“If you install one of Symbiont Service’s salt systems, you’ll never have to worry about a chlorine shortage again.”
The second component is the transformer, which provides power to the salt cell. We can also attach a communication wire to the transformer and connect it with the automation. That allows us to tell how much salt is in the water and adjust how much chlorine is produced by the salt cell.
The final component is table salt. Food-grade salt is used to raise the water’s salinity to between 3,000 and 4,000 parts per million (ppm). The reason that we use food-grade salt is that other types of salt can contain impurities that can stain your pool’s surface.
You might have heard about a potential chlorine shortage this summer. If you install one of Symbiont Service’s salt systems, you’ll never have to worry about a chlorine shortage again.
If you’re interested in getting a quote for a salt system installation on your pool or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be more than happy to come out and provide an estimate.