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.
As a pool owner your experience with salt chlorinated water will be amazing! The Pool Water will be softer on the eyes, skin and clothing and it happens automatically. You don't have to purchase, store or have that tedious chore of dispensing chlorine into your pool daily leaving you with more time to enjoy!
We've talked about the fact 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.
Pentairs Intellichlor Generator makes it easy. All controls are built into one unit. With its easy display you can quickly check your sanitizer output, cell effectiveness, salt levels and water flow at the same time. Sensors insure a safer chlorine generation of your chlorine levels.