Advice #2

Starting up your salt chlorinator

When installing the device for the first time or at the start of a new season, it is imperative to check and correct the following 8 points:

Step 1 : The water temperature must be above 15°C.

Step 2 : The pool water must be clear and free from algae and sediments.

Step 3 : The water should be correctly balanced (Alkalinity, Total Hardness):

Step 4 : Alkalinity is a measure of the level of bicarbonates dissolved in the water. Total Hardness is a measure of the water’s hardness, i.e. the level of calcium or magnesium salts dissolved in the water.

Step 5 : The pH of the water should be stabilised between 7.0 and 7.2.

Step 6 : Filters and primary filters must be clean and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

Step 7 : The level of stabilising agent should be less than 50 ppm. The role of the stabilising agent or isocyanuric acid is to protect the chlorine from the effects of UV. A level that is too high will impede the disinfectant effect of the chlorine produced by the device. To bring down the level of stabiliser in your pool, follow the recommendations of your professional.

Step 8 : The free chlorine level of the pool should be greater than or equal to 1 ppm.