ChlorKing Incorporated
6767 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Norcross, GA 30092-3665

Toll Free:  800.536.8180
Local Phone:  770.452.0952
Fax:  770.685.6576
 
~ Technical Information~
 
 
 
 
youthMost people who consider themselves "sensitive" or "allergic" to chlorine are not reacting to the chlorine at all.  What is creating a problem is packaged pool chemicals and the additives and carriers in those chemicals.  Those same swimmers who claim allergic reactions to chlorine, typically experience no problems when they are in a salt water pool.  The answer isn't the absence of chlorine.  Salt systems create their own chlorine.  The answer is the absence of all the packaged chemicals and by-products in those chemicals.

Here are just a few basics of how a "salt water" or chlorine generation system works.  You will find quite a bit more information in the links above located just below ~Technical Information~.


*  Salt is the raw material from which the chlorine is produced.

 

*  Salt makes the water conductive so that the electricity can pass between the plates in the cell.

 

*  During filtration, this passes around two electrodes in a small (normally translucent) cell unit
    placed after the filter and heater in the pool pump house.

 

*  The control unit is a device that sends power to the salt cell.  The unit controls how much chlorine is produced
    by regulating how long the power is applied to the cell.  If the control knob is turned down the unit will apply power
    to the cell for less time, thereby producing less chlorine.  The control unit will often sense the level of salt in the pool
    and indicate the need to add more salt.  Self cleaning units have a feature built into the unit that reverses the polarity
    of the voltage through the cell in order to help clean any scale buildup off of the cell plates.