Swimming Pool Chlorination
There are three common methods to maintain clean, clear sanitised pool water. Manual or Automatic chlorine dosing, Salt Water Chlorination and Mineral Chlorination.
Liquid Chlorine or Granular Chlorination
This is the process of physically adding chlorine in either liquid or granular form to your pool or spa. This can be done manually by literally pouring chemicals diretly to the pool or via use of a semi or fully automatic dosing system. We recommend the AstralPool RC range for automatic liquid chlorine dosing. The RC range used to be known as the Rola Chem before AstralPool took over and have been a staple in pool maintenance for over 30 years.
Both semi automatic and fully automatic variants are available and can accomodate pools from 15000 litres up to 300000 litres. The RC range can accomodate liquid chlorine, hydrochloric acid and Co2 dosing.
Salt Water Chlorination
The chlorine generator (also known as salt cell, salt generator or salt chlorinator) uses electrolysis in the presence of dissolved salt(NaCl) to produce hypochlorous acid (HClO) and sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), which are the sanitizing agents already commonly used in swimming pools. Salt water chlorination is the most common and easiest method of maintaining your swimming pool is Australia today.
We recommend the AstralPool EQ range of salt water chlorinators as whereas most chlorinators produce a preset amount of chlorine, the EQ range combines a salt water chlorinator with a Rola Chem sensing kit, allowing fully automatic regulation and control of chlorine and pH levels.
Mineral chlorination is similar to salt water chlorination in that it uses the same basic process and equipment to sanitise your pool. However the use of Magnesium or a mineral blend in place of sodium turns your pool into a soothing and more natural swimming environment that is actually good for your hair, skin and health.