~ Description and Operation of
the ChlorKing® System ~
Non-iodized, coarse, sun
dried or pelletized salt (normally in 40 lb bags) is initially added to the
pool water to develop a
concentration of 0.5% (5000 ppm). This concentration of salt in the water is similar
to that which is in human tears and is
therefore very gentle to the swimmers
eyes, skin and mucous membranes.
A small amount of
electricity is used by the ChlorKing® system during the electrolytic process.
This electrical current
provided by the ChlorKing® water-cooled power supply is
then sent to the electrode stack which is housed in a clear PVC
Electrolysis and Sanitizing Process:
is produced when an electrical DC current is passed between the positively
charged anode plates
and negatively charged cathode plates in the
solution flows, after mixing into the water
leaving the filter, directly to the
swimming pool. The
only by-product, hydrogen gas, is produced during this process.
This gas is naturally dissipated. There
is no waste product produced during this process.
While the filtration
system, which is linked to the electrical power supply of the chlorination
system, is operating, the system
will introduce electrolytically produced hypochlorous
acid into the swimming pool on a continuous basis. The system does
not operate unless the filtration system is
operating. This continuous
introduction of hypochlorous acid will ensure the
continuous sanitization of
the pool water and provide the necessary chlorine residual required. It also provides an
environment that reduces
the formation of chloramines; algae growth is less likely to occur. When the hypochlorous
produced by the system has destroyed the bacteria in the pool, it reverts
to salt (sodium chloride).
that the salt
is continually regenerated in the process and the only loss of
salt is due to backwashing, leaks or in the case of an outdoor
pool, very heavy
rainfall. During these occasions it may be necessary to add salt to the pool water to bring the concentration
the desired level of 5,000 ppm.