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In The Swim Knowledge Pool: In-Ground Salt Chlorine Generators

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Make Your Own Pool Chlorine!

In The Swim carries many of the best in-ground salt chlorine generators on the market from brands like IntelliChlor. In-ground salt chlorinators are built for larger pools from 20K - 50,000 gallons, and come with features such as self-cleaning cells, boost mode, and display temperature, salt level, and system status. In-ground salt pool systems replace the need for hand feeding tablets and shock, and offers complete sanitation!

Benefits of In-Ground Saltwater Systems

  • No more need to buy, store and handle chlorine tablets
  • Continuous break-point chlorination eliminates chloramines
  • Pool water feels soft and silky, with no red-eye, and less chlorine odor
  • Reduced chemical management, less fussing with chlorine levels
  • After sanitizing, pool chlorine reverts back to salt, and the process begins anew

Installing an In-Ground Salt Chlorinator: Most in-ground saltwater systems include a control panel, a salt cell and a sensor to monitor flow rate, salt level and water temperature. Mount the control panel on the wall near an electrical outlet for 115V power supply. Plumb the salt cell and the flow sensor into the return line after the filter, horizontally or vertically. Connect the cable from the sensor to the control panel and the power cable to the outlet. Add your Pool Salt and you are ready to make your own chlorine!

How Much Salt is Needed for a Saltwater Pool?: Probably more than you think, yet saltwater pools are over 10x less salty than the ocean. At an average salinity level of 3000 ppm, you won't taste the salt, or feel it on your hair and skin. In fact, your water will feel softer than ever from the addition of the salt. To raise pool salt levels to 3000 ppm, it takes about 25 lbs of Pool Salt per 1,000 gallons, or about 500 lbs of salt for a 20,000 gallon pool. Fortunately, Pool Salt is inexpensive, and can be purchased locally - and it never evaporates. Only a small booster treatment is needed each year, to replace salt lost to backwashing or lowered winter water level.

If you have any questions regarding saltwater pool systems, chlorinators, or any of the inground salt chlorine generators from In The Swim please contact our friendly customer service staff! They are always happy to lend their expertise any of the pool products found at In The Swim.