Choosing the right chlorinator will ensure you consistently have crystal clear, healthy and sanitised water in your pool. Chlorinators can also lower operating and maintenance costs, and minimise inconveniences. But how do you know which chlorinator is right for your pool?
The following are some of the major factors to consider when choosing a chlorinator for your pool.
Pool Type and Size
As you’d expect there are different types of chlorinator for different types of pools! If you have an in-ground swimming pool your chlorinator requirements will be different to if you have an above-ground pool.
A common mistake that people make when choosing a chlorinator is forgetting to take into account the size of their pool and assuming that any model will do the job. You need to know approximately how many litres of water your pool takes so you can be sure that your chlorinator will be up for the job.
To determine how many litres of water your pool takes, you can consult your pool manual or measure your pool – length, width and average depth. You will need to select a chlorinator that has the appropriate chlorine output for the size, type and level of use that your swimming pool gets.
Another important consideration is whether you need a chlorinator with the ability to keep the cell clear of any build-up on the cell plates. This build-up is a common cause of the chlorinator ceasing to produce chlorine and the pool’s sanitation failing. Most chlorinators sold these days are ‘self-cleaning’ as it is a feature well worth having.
Reliability & Durability
The Australian climate can be harsh so take your time, do your homework and get professional advice making your purchase.
You should consider factors such as the quality of the materials used in the cell (electrode) as this is generally the part of the chlorinator that will wear out the fastest. So look for cells that use the highest quality materials.
Ask the experts
There are a number of chlorinators on the market and it’s best to get some expert advice so you choose the right one. Different chlorinators come with different features and Aquamech Services will help you find the perfect fit for your lifestyle. They can also assist with installation which makes life much easier!
Aquamech Services have extensive knowledge of pool equipment to help keep your pool in pristine condition all year round. We stock only reputable brands so you can be confident that you’re receiving a quality product.