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IntelliChlor Salt Chlorine Generator

IntelliChlor Salt Chlorine Generator

Another automated pool product that makes your life easier (and is the perfect companion to the IntellipH®) is the “IntelliChlor®”.

In our opinion, this is the best salt chlorine generator available on the market today because it’s so reliable.

Did you know that common table salt can produce all the chlorine that your pool needs? Salt water chlorination is a process that uses dissolved salt as a store for a chlorination system.

In order to achieve the necessary concentration of salt to chlorinate your pool, you’ll need a chlorine generator. This may also be known as salt cell, salt generator, or salt chlorinator.

The science behind salt chlorine generators

So, how does this work? It gets into a bit of a science lesson, but we’ll try to explain in a few sentences.

Basically, this generator uses electrolysis to break down approximately 200-500 pounds of salt. The chemical reaction that results produces hypochlorous acid (HCIO), and sodium hypochlorite (NaClO). These chemicals are the same sanitizing agents already commonly used in chlorinated swimming pools.

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So actually, a saltwater pool is not truly “chlorine-free”. Instead, it simply utilizes a chlorine generator that produces the chemicals from natural sources instead of direct addition of chlorine.

Some argue that this is a safer, more natural alternative to chlorinating your pool.

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If you’d like to get a new salt chlorine generator installed in your pool in Lee or Collier County, FL please get in touch with us or call (239) 277-7783.


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