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Thread: Automation?

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    Oct 2015
    San Diego, Ca.


    Is there a system that automatically dispenses liquid chlorine into the pool at a predetermined amount and time? I'm frequently gone for several weeks and don't want to hire a pool guy.
    30,000 Gal. - 40x20x8 - Plaster - SWG Pentair IC 60 - Hayward Pheonix 4x Vacuum - Hayward c1750 Cartridge Filter - Hayward 3/4hp pump - Pool is 45 years old.

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    Divin Dave's Avatar
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    Oct 2013
    Longview, Texas

    Re: Automation?

    yes, there are a couple. One is called the liquidator. Another is caled the Chemigem. They do have to be cleaned and maintained periodically as calcium has a habit of scaling in the small tubes and orifices.

    As well, many folks here have made their own dispensers using a stenner pump, and a few parts for considerably less money than a ready made one, and the home made ones generally seem to be more reliable.
    Do a search on the forum (top right of the page), and you will get lots of hits on the subject.
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge. Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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    Jun 2011

    Re: Automation?

    And there is always SWG. A salt water chlorine generator will make chlorine from the salt in the water, then it is converted back to salt and the process is repeated. You control the amount of chlorine by simply turning a dial up or down.
    Tucson, AZ
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    May 2014
    Columbia, SC

    Re: Automation?

    As chief points out, a salt water chlorine generator is the most popular method of automating chlorine in the pool.

    As my wife will attest to, I always have to be different and wen with a Stenner pump to inject liquid chlorine. I just like being able to "see" the tank of chlorine and the level going down day by day so I know it's working. But, I'm still toting chlorine jugs the SWCG folks don't have to carry!

    My Stenner Install - July 2014
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