Why should I use natural salt chlorinator in my pool/spa/Jacuzzi?

Using a natural salt chlorinator rather than chlorine will guarantee sanitized, healthy water eliminating the negative side effects associated with traditional chlorine. No strong odor! No red eyes! No frizzled hair and itchy skin. No discolored bathing suits or hair!  It is the most natural, safe, economical, eco-friendly way of sanitizing your pool water and requires less maintenance.

How often do I need to add salt to my pool?

Typically the only time you may have to add salt to the pool is when the pool has been drained, refilled or when the low salinity indicator light is turned on.  Pool water run through the chlorinator’s cell and subjected to electrolysis. The electrolysis process transforms the chlorine portion of the salt into a sanitizer capable of destroying algae, virus and bacteria. The procedure does not destroy or deteriorates the salt, enabling it to continue working without having to add more. The most common ways salt is lost is through leaks, rainwater overflow, filter backwashing and bather splash-out. Normal water evaporation does not lose salt however it increases its concentration in the water. The water added to bring the water level back to normal will then reduce the salt concentration back to 4000 ppm. At the beginning of the season we recommend testing the salinity levels of the pool water and adding salt if necessary.

What are the advantages of salt-water chlorination?

Salt-water chlorination makes your pool much easier to maintain, needing much less attention than liquid chlorine treated pool. No direct contact with chemicals is safer, saves time, and saves money while conserving the environment.

Will the water be salty, now that I’ve added salt to it?

The salt levels required to produce active chlorine by our natural salt chlorinators is so low it will not affect your pool water and will not be noticeable.  On the contrary, your water quality will drastically improve leaving your skin feeling softer and clothing and hair not discolored.

Does the salt chlorinator require any maintenance?

Magen eco-Energy’s natural salt chlorinators are equipped with a self-cleaning feature that prolongs the life of the chlorinator. The electrolysis cell is transparent allowing you to visually observe any lime scale build up over the electrolysis blades. Your systems’ maintenance is nearly non-existent leaving you with more time to enjoy your pool rather than taking care of it.

How does the self cleaning action work?

Unique technology switches the polarity of the electrical current every few hours reducing the ability of lime scale to build up over the electrolysis plates. Lime scale build up will in time damage the plate’s efficiency and life span. Integrating a dosing acid pump will extend the life of the cell for longer periods of time.

How do I balance the pH levels in my pool?

Maintaining balanced pH levels essential to the quality of the water and the safe swimming conditions. Magen eco-Energy’s dosing acid pump is designed to work in conjunction with the Natural Chlorine generator. It simultaneously maintains the proper level of pH in the pool for enhanced water quality and removes lime scale from the chlorinator cell extending its life span. The dosing acid pump that inserts small amounts of acid into the pool without having direct contact with the chemicals. The natural salt chlorinator monitors the pH acid levels in the pool.  When more acid is required to balance the water, the controller signals the acid pump to infuse more acid into the circulation line. The dosing acid pump will then draw acid from the tank connected to it inserting it into the circulation pipe leading to the pool.

How much salt do I add to my pool?

In order to determine the amount of salt to add to your pool you must know how many liters/gallons of water your pool/spa holds as well as the current salinity levels in your pool. Use this rule of thumb as your guideline when inserting salt to the water for the first time: Add 3.5 kg (7.7 pounds) of salt for every 1 liter (0.26 gallons) of water. If salt has been previously added to the water. Please refer to the owner’s manual provided with the product.

What happens if I add too much salt?

Over-salting will not harm your chlorine generator, but it will lead to salty tasting water. If levels exceed 6500 ppm the chlorinator is programmed to protect itself by alerting the user that there are high salinity levels in the pool. To reduce the salt level, drain some water and refill the pool with fresh water. Important: excessive salinity levels (over 8000 ppm) can sustain corrosion damage to metallic equipment such as stainless steel handrails, ladders and filters.

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