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Yes, chlorinators can be installed on any existing swimming pool or new swimming pools, whatever the lining.
To produce chlorine, the chlorinator uses salt. We recommend 5 kg of salt per cubic metre of water. Thus, a 100 cubic metre swimming pool requires 500 kg of salt. In fact, the chlorinator does not use up salt given that the chlorine recombines into salt under the effect of UV light. You will only have to top up salt once a year at the beginning of the season. In fact, there are always slight salt losses due to factors such as filters cleaning, splashing and leaks in the swimming pool basin.
Spread the salt around the edge of the swimming pool and put the filtration system into operation. Do not put the chlorinator on until all the salt has been dissolved (1 to 24 hours depending on the temperature of the water).
Under normal conditions, using a chlorinator prevents you from using chlorine or any other chemical disinfectant. However, it may be necessary to treat the swimming pool from time to time following storms or heavy usage. In this case, we recommend POOL FLASH®.
Our cells are compatible with all models made after 1992.
Your chlorinator is controlled by the pump timer and should work during the daytime. Thus, the chlorinator works the same amount of time as the filtration system. See filtration time.
Yes, go to the downloads section.
You can use standard salt. Compressed salt in the form of tablets for softeners is recommended. Some manufacturers sell special swimming pool salt with stabiliser. Ensure that the amount of stabiliser in the pool is not too high (more than 50 ppm).
The chlorinator uses very little current. For a 100 cubic metre swimming pool, the cost of electricity is about €30 per year.
See filtration time.
We have designed a special menu to help you choose your equipment and to guide you.
Saltwater chlorination is healthy and environmentally friendly, it will bring you:
Every week, you should verify the level of chlorine and the pH of the swimming pool using your analysis kit. The level of free chlorine in the swimming pool should be kept at between 1 and 1.5 ppm. The pH must be kept between 7 and 7.2. The level of stabiliser and hardness of the water should be checked twice a year.
No. Pool Technologie chlorinators are compatible with all swimming pools and all linings. Only excess chlorine levels (> 2.5 ppm) and/or a low pH will promote oxidation and deterioration of the pool lining; thus the need for regular testing. However, in the case of old installations using metal piping, the installation of a chlorinator is not recommended.
Your chlorinator produces chlorine which is a powerful disinfectant. Therefore, you will use less chemical products. However, whichever system you use the pH must be kept at between 7 and 7.2. A balanced pH reinforces the effectiveness of the disinfectant and improves water quality. The pH may automatically be controlled using automatic pH regulation.
Automatic pH regulation will guarantee water quality and liberate you from the constraints of manual testing and adjustments.
Green water indicates the presence of algae. This may be caused by several factors:
Before turning green, swimming pool water will become cloudy or milky. See the answers to the previous question (20).
Check the salt, pH and chlorine levels.
In most cases, increasing the production of your chlorinator will be enough. In case the pool is being really used a lot, shock treatment may be required.
For the winter time or when the temperature is lower than 15°C, you must turn your chlorinator off. Consider cleaning the chlorination cell if necessary. In case of pH regulation and if filtration is totally stopped:
Also see the section on winter preparation.
- Water temperature must be above 15°C.
Three to six years depending on the use and the quality of the water. Water hardness, salt levels, pH levels, stabiliser levels, chlorine levels all must be carefully controlled to preserve the lifespan of the chlorination cell.
The equipment is guaranteed for two years for parts and labour (in factory). Some consumables are guaranteed for one year only. Refer your user manual and/or the warrantee section. If you need to use your guarantee, please contact your reseller or contact Pool Technologie. A copy of your original invoice will be required. For more information please consult the warrantee section.
We recommend that you check the cell when preparing the swimming pool for winter or for the season.
In most cases, the cell's auto-cleaning function prevents deposits of scale. However, in regions in which the water is particularly hard, manual cleaning of the cell may be necessary from time to time. In that case proceed as follows:
All of the chlorinators have a self-cleaning function using polarity inversion. Most of them also allow adjusting the polarity inversion time. Depending on the hardness of your water, the frequency of polarity inversion may be adjusted to avoid tedious cleaning.
The chlorinator produces chlorine and not salt. The salt must be added directly to the swimming pool.
Salt level will fall if water is lost through leaking, cleaning the filters or by splashing.
There are several reasons:
Check the temperature sensor.
See question 21.
Small white platelets close to the backflow are most likely to be particles of scale released during the self-cleaning polarity inversion of the chlorination cell.
Following a storm, manually adjust the swimming pool pH.
Check the total alkalinity and adjust if necessary. Also refer to water balance section.
Check the condition of the pH probe and calibrate if necessary.
Your equipment must produce enough chlorine to disinfect the swimming pool and keep it disinfecting. The needs of your swimming pool will vary according to different factors:
Repeat the calibration operation. If the problem persists, then change the probe.
The automatic cover option, available on a number of models, will adjust the production levels of disinfectant according to the position of the cover. The “Choose your equipment” menu will help you to choose the most suitable equipment for your swimming pool.
Your equipment is fitted with a real filtration time detection system and has detected that filtration time is insufficient.
Ensure that the valves are open.
Measure the pH levels in the swimming pool using the analysis kit. Check your measured value against that displayed by the controller. If there is a considerable distance, calibrate the pH probe to ensure that it is working.
Yes, the cell uses polarity inversion for self-cleaning.
When preparing the swimming pool for winter time (emptying or stopping filtration), carry out the following operations:
Our products are constantly being improved. For several models, software upgrades are available. Talk to your supplier, they will provide you with information.
On the initiative of some of our customers, some chlorinators are being used in seawater pools. Under these conditions, we cannot guarantee a satisfactory lifespan and correct operation of parts. The chemical composition of seawater and especially the presence of certain minerals and metals can alter normal operation and effectiveness. Please consult a professional. Analyse the seawater before an installation and take the necessary preventive measures to protect your equipment.
Yes, there is no risk bathing during the saltwater chlorinator is running because hypochlorous acid naturally product dissolves in water immediately.
Yes, there is no incompatibility because the chemical chlorine is transformed in the contact of water into hypchlorous acid, disinfecting produced by a chlorinator.
Yes there is no problem. What you have to do is to ensure that all of the metal parts of the device are in titanium. Check that the installation has a hydraulic ground kit to evacuate the electrostatic charge from the pool and the pipes
There is no incompatibility between a treatment by saltwater chlorination and a pool heater. A single precaution: the metal parts in contact with the pool water must be strictly titanium.
Chlorine treatment is not incompatible with a saltwater chlorinator. Be careful to do not overpass 50ppm of stabilizer value. If you stop your device for a wintering, Visit our wintering section.
With the POOL-TECHNOLOGIE saltwater chlorinator, there is no risk for the performance of my device. Indeed, whatever the salt content of my pool, the current supplying the cell is self-regulated and the production of chlorine will always be the same. Only a few devices are equipped with this feature.
Your water contains metals (iron, manganese) that follows the action of hypochlorous acid oxidizes and precipitates. Such cases are common when using a drill water rather than water network city. To avoid this, we can use a product inhibitor of metals.
Yes. Check before the chlorine content of the pool. In case of presence of residual chlorine, destroy it with a product such as Stop chlorine.
The saltwater chlorination is compatible with any type of filtration: cartridge, sand, diatomite
The saltwater chlorination is compatible with any type of filtration: cartridge, sand, diatomite.
No, you have to implement a specific pump which is compatible with saltwater treatment.
There is no incompatibility with others treatments except with bromine and PHMB (Baquacil, Revasil,…). In that case, it is required to renew the totality of the water. Check, in the others cases, simply the stabilizing rate in the water.
The saltwater treatment can be install on a pool which was treat with manual chlorine, ionisator, ozonator, UV, etc… However, there is an incompatibility with PHMB treatment (Baquacil, Revasil,…) In the case of swimming pool previously treated with this product (“biguandines”), it is necessary to empty completely the swimming pool to eliminate it.
Is not necessary to stabilize swimming pool water. However, if you add some stabilizer, be careful not to exceed the maximum dose (75ppm). The recommended dose should be between 20 and 30 ppm.
Your professional retailer can provide to you complete kits to measure the water parameters: pH, Chlorine, Tac, stabilizer. They come in the form of test strips.
The recommended value is between 10° and 20° or 100 to 200 ppm.
The recommended value is between 15° and 25° or 150 to 250 ppm
You can use a chlorine neutralizer made from sodium thiosulfate.
It is better to put it after the filtration and other equipment (eg: heating pump). Thus, it is protected from the impurities conveyed by the water.
A diameter of 15 mm is acceptable. It is necessary that the probe can pass without forcing through this hole.
- electromagnetic pump: pump working on the principle of the vibration of a membrane under the influence of an electromagnet.
There is no incompatibility; the saltwater chlorination is compatible with any types of filtration.
There are strips test which allow to check simultaneously all of these parameters.
After having properly positioned and tightened the saddle, you can drill a hole diameter of 12mm.
Some bottom of the range devices are equipped with self-cleaning system on demand. All of the Pool Technologie saltwater chlorinator have an automatic self-cleaning, which increase the cell lifetime and eliminate all intervention of your part. An automatic inversion is the guarantee of a more sophisticated and reliable device.
Pool-Technologie offers you a large range of saltwater devices, from the good value for money saltwater chlorinator to the saltwater chlorinator with advanced functions. The constant is the quality of materials used for their manufacturing and the offered guarantee. You just need to choose the right model for your pool and your budget with your retailer or using our selection guide.
In order to avoid any oxidation of equipments (pump, saltwater chlorinator,…) it is imperative to put the can of pH correcting outside the technical room.
The cost of the replacement cells for saltwater chlorinator mainly depends on the titanium quality and the thickness of the coating. Their lifetime is thus related to their manufacturing quality and the performance of their electronics of controls. We can find compatible or generic cells cheaper on this website: www.kawana.fr
Setting the clock filter has to be primarily based on the temperature of the water. The presence of a shelter, an automatic cover, the power of filtration of the couple pump / filter also plays on determining the ideal time. You can free yourself from this constraint by replacing the mechanical clock by SIMPLEO ®, a device which adjusted the filtration to the temperature of the water.
The disadvantages most frequently mentioned on the forums dealing with the pool are:
If your water is cloudy or green, and you suspect a problem with your saltwater chlorinator you can make the following checks before calling your retailer or our after sale service:
The saltwater chlorination treatment has no particular impact on the environment of the pool (paving, edge, vegetation ...)
Although the impact of saltwater chlorination is limited on pool equipment, it is recommended when you install this system on existing pool to ensure the compatibility of the filter pump, heater, heat exchanger or any devices containing metal parts in contact with water.
The installation must be done in a technical dry and properly ventilated, protected from rain, splashes, splashing water and UV. For clarification refer to the "facilities" in the user manual provided with each system. You will find here the appropriate installation diagram for your saltwater chlorinator.
You can install your cell vertically or in any other positions with AUTOSALT and POOLSQUAD devices. With JUSTSALT and MINISALT devices the vertical installation of the cell will shut the no flow alarm down. In this case, you should disable it by referring to the instruction manual, by contacting the professionals or by contacting our customer service at 0892 705 520 (0,34 € TTC / MN).
The electrolysis of salt is an environmentally friendly solution for the treatment of swimming pool. This system is a natural chemical reaction. The salt is placed directly into the pool water. Once the filter is running, the transformation cycle begins. Upon exposure to salt water instantly turns into sodium hypochlorite (thus in natural chlorine). The natural chlorine destroys as well as its chemical counterpart all algae and germs in the swimming pool. Once the disinfection is done, the sodium hypochlorite turns back into salt for a perpetual cycle.
It is not necessary to remove the cell in winter even if the wintering is active (filtration of 1 to 2 hours / day) or passive (drain pipes). However, it is imperative that the cell is not powered with current during this period. The controller has to be off. However, some devices in our range (JUSTSALT + AUTOSALT, POOLSQUAD ...) automatically perform this function by turning off when the temperature is low and started recovering when the temperature reached the set point.
Evaporation does not decrease the levels of salt, only the cleaning of filters by backwash and the splash will reduce the salt rate. To be peace of mind throughout the season it is advisable to adjust the rate of salt at 5 kg/m3 in spring.
You can use the "find a retailer” on our website, or contact us so we can send you the address of the nearest retailer. Hotline: 0892 705 520 (0,34 € TTC / MN).
Our devices are designed to work on salinities ranging from 2.5 g / l to 35g / l of salt. We recommend you to keep the salt level at 5 g / l. If you put more salt, it is not necessary to empty a part and to supplement it with fresh water, except if the salty taste bother you.
The salt electrolysis has the advantage of ensuring a continuous treatment of water, without regular intervention. It is simply advised to check the salt levels, pH and the chlorine level before you go.
Besides the fact that they are less expensive, the compatible cells Kawana are made with the latest technical improvements in the profession. In addition, the compatible cells are the only alternative when the manufacturer no longer exists or some original parts are no longer available.
An unsuitable TAC level can be responsible for this phenomenon. If you are equipped with an automatic pH regulator, an acid injection should reduce the TAC and the pH of your water. In the case of a manual injection, you should add one by one liter diluted acid at the back flow. Systematically check the pH level after each operation.
The saltwater chlorination is based on a natural physicochemical principle to disinfect your pool.
It is imperative in case of passive wintering (drain pipes ...):
This phenomenon may have several explanations. First of all, it is necessary to know the TAC, TH and pH levels of your water
This phenomenon can result from a low TAC level of your water. You can add some TAC + or pH + to get a normal TAC and pH value or you can wait until the saltwater chlorinator increases the pH slowly.
Shock treatment can be recommended for the followings: water filling, dirty water (after a hurricane), green or cloudy pool, after an ear infection or tonsillitis, in case of doubt about its hygienic quality, preventive, once a year…
Oversize the device is not a problem because the production of chlorine is adjustable. A more powerful device will slow the use of the cell. To find the device that matches your needs you can contact us.
See questions 64 and 65
The causes may be diverse, please contact our Hotline on 0892 705 520 (0,34 € TTC / MN)
The causes may be diverse, however, saltwater chlorination is a technique based on low production and continuous of chlorine, it is not uncommon to see visually perfect water and measure a low level of chlorine. If this worries you, you can contact our customer service at 0892 705 520 (0,34 € TTC / MN). We will study your situation.
The pH is a measure that indicates the balance base / acid in your swimming pool. This measurement can be performed manually using a "test kit" or automatically if you are equipped with a pH regulation system (pH Regul link).
The Redox or ORP indicates the amount of oxidant and thus the level of disinfectant in the water. As for pH, automatic systems analyze and regulate disinfectant, by using a probe. When the set point is reached, the injection of the product is stopped.
The saltwater chlorination is adapted to an indoor pool. Some of our advanced devices have an automatic chlorine regulation that allows to maintain the chlorine level at the set point. This technology works with a Redox probe or an amperometric probe.
See question 96
It is certainly a reaction to the self-cleaning of the cell. The inversion of polarity can remove the scale on titanium plates. The inversion time may be inadequate, the thickness of the scale is too important to be completely dissolves during the self-cleaning. Acid created by the device will dissolve the calcium of the coating. Then the water flow will carry the scale to the backflow.
With a cover with bubbles, the rate of chlorine increases in an important way. The cover plays a protective role preventing any outside pollution and decreases the destruction of the chlorine by UV. Needs in chlorine are thus reduced when the swimming pool is covered. Generally when your pool is covered, we recommend to lower by 50% your usual production rate. On the contrary, when you remove the cover do not forget to rise again the production rate at its previous level.
We recommend to use exclusively a pH corrector product purchased from your professional (acid or base). In case of the use of acid, employ exclusively some sulfuric acid. The use of any other chemicals can lead to irreversible damage to the device.
Yes, pH probes are compatible with all pH regulators. The price depends on the quality, the origin and warranties provided.
We measure the chlorine produced by a saltwater chlorinator with a conventional analysis kit. You can use drops or tablets (DPD method). Ask this equipment to your swimming pool retailer.
The minimum temperature is 15 C°. Most of our saltwater chlorinators have an automatic winterizing and pool opening features.