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Salt Chlorine Generators

Saltwater chlorination systems use a low concentration of salt dissolved in the pool water (below the level of taste) to produce up to 1.45 lbs of chlorine daily.

Pool Supply Unlimited's top picks are: CaliMar, our preferred generic brand that has stood up to rigorous testing; CompuPool for overall value and quality; and Pentair, Hayward and AutoPilot for overall quality alone. Need a hand choosing the right one for your pool? We're here 7 days a week and know each of these systems inside and out.

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Salt Chlorine Generators
Say goodbye to chemical heavy pool maintenance routines, irritated skin, and that strong chlorine smell, and hello to a salt chlorine generator from Pool Supply Unlimited!
 
As part of our ongoing mission to deliver the best pool cleaning supplies and pool automation systems, we are proud to offer salt chlorine generators (and the salt cell replacements they’ll eventually need) from leading brands like CaliMar, Hayward, and Pentair to make your pool maintenance a breeze.
 
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What is Salt Chlorine Generation?
Salt chlorine generation is easily one of the most popular pool maintenance systems available today, and for good reason. Salt chlorination systems convert an undetectable level of salt in your pool water into chlorine.
 
Salt chlorine generation eliminates the need for pool owners to store and handle chlorine, as well as reduce the chance of skin irritation associated with high chlorine levels. Whether you want to limit the amount of pool chemicals you need to store or simply want an easier way to keep your pool water clean, salt chlorine generators are an easy way to accomplish both.
 
How Salt Chlorine Generator Systems Work
Salt chlorination systems are made up of two components: the salt cell and power center. Chlorine is generated through the process of electrolysis. Electrolysis is defined as a process in which electric current passes through a substance and causes a chemical change. The chlorine generator cell is plumbed inline with the pool’s return. Salt is added directly to the pool water so as pool water containing salt passes through the chlorine generator cell an electrical charge, generated by the power center, is applied to the electrolytic cell plates creating a current flow. This causes a chemical reaction that converts molecules of salt (sodium chloride) into hypochlorous acid, a mixture of hydrogen and chlorine gas, which dissolves into the water. Water with pure chlorine is then returned to your pool.
 
Benefits of Salt Chlorine Generator
There are several reasons why saltwater pools (one that uses a salt chlorination system) are a great option for pool owners. For starters, many swimmers prefer the softer, silky feel of saltwater over the often irritating effects of free chlorine, such as red eyes and discolored hair. A salt system can produce chlorine constantly when the pump is running, resulting in a residual of chlorine in the pool that prevents algae from growing. Saltwater pools also reduce the quantity and frequency of pool chemical purchases, making them less expensive to maintain in the long run.
 
How Long Do Salt Generator Cells Last?
With proper care, your salt generator cell should last several years, with life expectancy varying by system. There are a few things you can do to help your salt cell for pool last as long as possible, like making sure the pool chemicals are balanced, the stabilizer is not running too low, regularly inspecting your salt cell and salt levels, and checking the flow level.
 
Shop Pool Supply Unlimited today and discover how our selection of pool products can change the way you enjoy and maintain your pool.
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