About Saltwater Chlorination

How it Works

Saltwater chlorinators generate pure chlorine gas which is instantly added to the pool water, this is acheived through the simple process of electrolysis.

A saltwater chlorination system consists of the electrolytic cell which is plumbed last inline after your filtration system just before the return to pool and a power supply mounted closeby. The Saltmate power supply allows you to monitor and control the chlorine output of the electrolytic cell,"saltwater has been proven to have respiratory, cleansing and other internal and external health benefits to the body" adjust the inbuilt time clock and manually override the pool filter pump and electrolytic cell.

When a small quantity of common salt is added to the water and a safe low voltage is sent from the power supply to the electrolytic cell, pure chlorine gas is produced instantly dissolving. This provides a much more convenient, reliable and safe way to sanitise your swimming pool or spa.

More Information

Although called saltwater chlorination, the amount of salt required is nowhere near that of the ocean. A pool with a Saltmate saltwater chlorinator is comfortable with between 0.4 and 0.7 percent salt; approximately 1/8 that of seawater, and slightly less than that of a human tear. This gives the pool water a soft, silky feel on your skin with a more pleasant taste.

Apart from the convenience of sanitisation provided by saltwater chlorination there are numerous other benefits including a safer steadier chlorine level, reduction in skin irritations, lower chemical costs and a softer silkier feel on the skin letting you enjoy your time in the water longer.

Saltwater has been proven to have respiratory and other body cleansing benefits as associated with medical saline solutions while the use of mineral salt blends may have health benefits beyond that.

The dissolved salt is not all consumed up in the process of electrolysis which means after the initial start-up salt is added to the pool (approximately 50kg for every 10,000lts of pool water) salt only needs to be replaced when it is lost through overflow, backwashing or flooding.