Additional Applications for the Metchlor and Dynachlor Pool Chlorinators

May 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Frequently Asked Questions

If you already have existing sanitizing systems on your pool but they need a little boost with the powerful sanitizing effects of chlorine, then read the following on the compatibility of our products with those you may already have.

1. Copper, silver or both ion generating systems: Copper and silver ions are great algaesides and have antiseptic properties, but do not offer total protection for your swimming pool water. Liquid chlorine is 100 percent compatible with these systems and either the Dynachlor or Metchlor are the perfect way to add low levels of chlorine to your swimming pool water to ensure the highest water safety.

2. Ozonation and ultraviolet radiation sanitizers: These systems can be overwhelmed by high bather traffic, changes in the weather or large quantities of vegetative debris. Adding low levels of liquid chlorine will complement their effectiveness and ensure a high quality and safe pool water. The Metchlor and Dynachlor are completely compatible with these systems.

3. Saltwater Chlorinators: Saltwater (sodium chloride) chlorinators are a newer entry to the North American list of pool care products but have been in use in Australia for some time. While effective, they sometimes can fail to provide adequate chlorination with heavy bather traffic or changing weather conditions (see excerpt below). In addition, they cannot be used to “shock” the swimming pool water for total sanitization. Addition of the Metchlor or Dynachlor to saltwater chlorination systems is a convenient and cost effective way to supply additional chlorine when needed either for “shocking” or for high bather traffic. Their compatability is 100 percent as liquid chlorine will add small amounts of sodium chloride to the pool water, thereby rejuvenating the salt supply.

Excerpt: Salt Water Chlorination
Salt water chlorination systems produce chlorine by passing an electric current through water containing salt. Some domestic salt water chlorinators may not produce enough chlorine to maintain the required level of chemicals in the water. During hot conditions, pools and spas using salt water chlorination may need to be checked more frequently, and extra chlorine added if necessary. Salt water chlorinators can be susceptible to a build up of white-coloured scale on the electrodes, particularly if the water contains high levels of calcium. As this can interfere with the efficiency of the system to produce chlorine, these units need to be manually cleaned on a regular basis, as recommended by the manufacturer. Many salt chlorinators incorporate self-cleaning functions, which reduce the need for manual cleaning.
From: “EH-Water Treatment” The Royal Life Saving Society of Australia, Department of Housing and Works, Government of Australia

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