SALT CHLORINATOR REPAIRS
You are on this Page probably because –
You have a Salt water swimming pool that has a Salt Chlorinator fitted to the filtration system and you suspect that the unit is not working correctly and you are looking for some easy to follow troubleshooting advice … or you may just be curious?.
You may also be considering converting your hand or auto dosed Chlorine swimming pool to a salt water sanitised pool ……..Read More
SALT CHLORINATOR REPAIRS – SPARES – NEW UNITS – INSTALLS
Salt Cell health
A dirty corroded Salt Cell VS a clean Salt Cell
This is one of the common problems that we come across. This probably accounts for 60% of all the problems we encounter with salt chlorinators. In the picture the cell on the LHS is “dead” Note the white calcification deposits on the plates and on the water sensor at the cap. Regular inspection and cleaning is required, even though these are self cleaning units. This is a common problem amongst all the salt chlorinator brands in the field. There is no exception.
Swimming pool Salt – 20kg bags
Salt Chlorinator component Gallery – FYI
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Burn’t / Loose connections on Salt chlorinator cell
An expensive repair –
The picture shows you what can happen if proper pre-commissioning tests and checks have not been carried out correctly .
Workshop “Wet-Testing” of Salt chlorinator cell and controller after repairs – comprehensive tests are carried out.
Testing a Salt Chlorinator in the winter with heated water
Workshop testing of a salt chlorinator, simulating summer conditions
The majority of salt chlorinators presently in the field in New Zealand do not perform exactly as they should in pool water that is usually colder than 16degC. In July we have some pool water temperatures in the Auckland region that can drop as low as 9 – 11degC. From a design and technical reason salt water chlorinators do not work as they should in these cold water conditions and owners often suspect that their unit may be faulty, they disconnect and end up bringing them into our workshop for testing. To overcome this problem we keep our salt water tank at the most common salt level and we maintain around 20degC prior to wet testing any chlorinator cell. This way we can eliminate the winter cold water pool problem scenario …… read more