On a hot summer day, all you can think about is taking a dip in a nice cool pool. Nothing beats taking a dip in a pool to help you cool off when the sun is scorching hot. While pools can help you cool off, when you expose yourself to pool water for too long then you risk the chance of irritation be it skin or the eyes. That is mostly due to the higher content of chlorine in the pool.
If you have a pool then you already know the importance of chlorine. Chlorine helps keep your pool clean and prevents algae and other type of bacteria from forming in your pool. So you can’t even think about not using it in your pool. There is however a solution that can make your pool water softer and less harmful for your eyes and skin. You can install a saltwater pool system that regulates chlorine in your pool. Unlike chlorine tablets, it emits just enough chlorine to ensure that your pool remains clean.
What to Look for When Buying a Salt Chlorine Generator
When you set out to buy a salt chlorine generator for your pool, you need to consider the following factors:
- Capacity of the salt chlorine generator: the amount of water salt chlorine generator that it can chlorinate varies depending on the system.
- Design: you should check the display option and overall design of the system before you buy to see the ease of use.
- Installation process: you want a system that you can install with ease.
- Warranty: how long is the warranty that the system comes with?
3 Best Salt Chlorine Generators
We kept these aspects in mind and selected the 3 best salt chlorine generators you can currently buy.
- Great design and display
- Can work with pools up to 40,000 gallons
- Leaves your pool clean and odor free
- When installing, the wires that come with the system were slightly small
If you are tired of your eyes, hair, and skin drying up or irritating after a swim then it is time you consider getting a saltwater pool system. The Circupool SJ-40 is a saltwater pool chlorine generator that regulates the chlorine in your pool. It converts the salt from the saltwater into chlorine. In doing this, the chlorine generator leaves your pool sparkling-clean.
The Circupool SJ-40 is an American made device that assures customers reliability. The saltwater system is easy to use once installed. The installation process is so easy that the device comes with a 5 year warranty with no penalty if you decide to install it on your own. Speaking of installation, if you are even the slightest bit handy and know how wiring works, then installing the Circupool SJ-40 should be child’s play. It easily installs onto your existing pool system so no need to upgrade or make changes to that.
The Circupool SJ-40 works with pool up to 40,000 gallons of water. The display is easy to read as it displays the content of chlorine in the pool for you. It also monitors the salinity level of the pool ensuring it doesn’t get too salty. You will definitely notice a huge difference in the pool’s cleanliness once you install the Circupool SJ-40. Not only will the water be soft but so clean that you can easily see the bottom of the pool clearly.
The Circupool SJ-40 is slightly more on the expensive side but its exceptional performance makes it worth the money.
- Works with pool up to 40,000 gallons
- Leaves your water crystal clear and irritation free
- Design and display isn’t very user friendly
Are you worried that your kids spend quite a lot of time in your pool which leads to skin and eye irritation? Ordinary pool water can be quite irritating. The Pentair 520555 IntelliChlor is a simple chlorine generator that is a convenient way to ensure your pool stays clean. With the help of table salt, which you have at home, you can make sure that your family can swim in a clean pool that doesn’t cause much irritation.
The Pentair 520555 IntelliChlor requires you to put a teaspoon of salt for each gallon of water you have in the pool. The salt then dissolves in the water and flows through the IntelliChlor’s generator cell which electrolytically converts the salt into pure chlorine. The chlorine is then released into the pool ensuring that the pool remains clean. In pools without the Pentair 520555 IntelliChlor chlorine needs to be replenished constantly. However, this system constantly recycles the salt and that is used to produce chlorine. This greatly reduces the cost and maintenance of the pool.
The system is easy to read as it clearly displays the level of salt for you. It also allows you to make adjustments to your liking, which you can do with a press of button. It captures your daily readings of chlorine level, water temperature, salt readings, and so on so you know the exact contents of your pool.
Prices slightly lower than the Circupool SJ-40, the Pentair 520555 IntelliChlor is a decent salt chlorine generator. We preferred the Circupool SJ-40 over it because the design and display were easier for us to work with but as far as performance goes, both of them are on par with one another.
- Easy to install
- Uses salt to generate chlorine and leaves the pool clean
- Not the best of design
The Solaxx CLG10A Saltron Retro is a middle of the pack salt chlorine generator. The reason why it has become popular is the fact that it requires no plumbing for installation and therefore easy to install. No matter if you have a ground pool or an aboveground one, you can employ the Saltron Retro to generate chlorine from salt.
Compared to the Pentair 520555 IntelliChlor and the Circupool SJ-40, the Saltron Retro isn’t as great as far as performance. It also only has the capacity of working with pools of up to 20,000 gallons as opposed to 40,000 gallons the other two can work with. Like the other two salt chlorine generators, you need to put about one teaspoon of salt for every gallon of water in the pool. The system does it’s work and turns the salt into chlorine which reverts back to salt and then chlorine. The cycle ensures you don’t have to spend a whole lot keeping your pool maintained and clean.
Overall, the Saltron Retro gets the job done, it just isn’t as easy to use and strong as the other two salt chlorine generators on our list.
With that we end our list. All three of the above salt chlorine generators work quite well. They ensure your pool is left sparkling-clean with no algae or bacteria. Not only that, these generators also ensure you save money on maintenance. They turn common table salt into chlorine which then turns back to salt in the water from cleaning the algae and bacteria. Depending on your budget and the size of your pool, you can go with either one of the three salt chlorine generators. One thing you can count on is that all of them will leave your pool clean and your skin and eyes irritation free.