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Pool Chlorinator Types and Uses

November 10th, 2010

pool-chlorinator-types.jpgA swimming pool of your own may be a good or even a great experience, considering the pleasure you and your family will experience while wading and swimming in it. But with great things come great responsibilities. Having a pool doesn’t always mean pleasure — you must also consider issues of sanitation and safety, especially if your pool is in a place where contamination from various sources might be a problem. Regardless of whether your pool is one of the in-ground or an above-ground types, you still have to keep the water properly sanitized. Chlorinating a pool is one way to make sure that potentially harmful viruses and bacteria will not survive in the water. Normally this process requires much precision, time, and consistency, but if you own a pool chlorinator these things can be taken care of without too much difficulty.

Pool chlorinators have basic varieties, the manual and the automatic type. A manual chlorinator will need to be physically handled and maintained, and the use of a little bit of salt and chlorine needs to be properly estimated. On the other hand, an automatic chlorinator (sometimes called a salt water generator) is an easier way around this. This type of chlorinator has an automatic chlorine feeder that dispenses an accurate amount of chlorine that is needed to clean your pool water. This kind of equipment is cost effective and usually maintenance free, and as long as it is properly operated, it may be repair free also. There’s no need for you to worry about putting too much chlorine into the water because the unit is provided with a dial control valve so you can regulate the rate of chlorine feed.

The salt chlorine generator is often used to keep the pool clean and prevent the sides from attracting algae. It is a very useful device for those families who like to wade into the clean water. The chlorine generator can convert non-iodized standard table salt or water softener into chlorine — you will only need a teaspoon of salt for every gallon of water to produce the right amount of chlorine for purifying your pool water.

A salt water chlorinator is an ideal piece of equipment for whatever type of pool you have. Regardless of whether the pool is made of vinyl, plaster, fiberglass or tiles and no matter how much water is in it, your chlorinator should be able to perform well enough to take much of the hassle out of maintaining your favorite swimming pool.

This article was supplied by the freelance writer Blizzerand.

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