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    Pool Pal clorinator

    Has anybody used this or heard anything good about it?

    http://store.aquaticpartsco.com/apc/...ID+CHLORINATOR
    12x24 AGP, 10k, 1 hp 2 speed Waterway pump, Hayward C900 Cartridge filter, Polaris 65, maintained by Walmart's 6% Bleach.

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    Re: Pool Pal clorinator

    No but it looks interesting. Do we have any guinea pigs out there willing to try it out and report back?

    I did see it for less money here:
    http://www.poolpartsonline.com/p-35927- ... nator.aspx

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    Re: Pool Pal clorinator

    I'm sure somebody out there has tried it. The price is very tempting.
    12x24 AGP, 10k, 1 hp 2 speed Waterway pump, Hayward C900 Cartridge filter, Polaris 65, maintained by Walmart's 6% Bleach.

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    Re: Pool Pal clorinator

    This sounds tempting.
    Where is the 5 gal drum coming from? None of my pool stores around here carry liquid chlorine.
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    Re: Pool Pal clorinator

    I emailed the company to get a manual or some specs on it. Will post it if they reply.
    12x24 AGP, 10k, 1 hp 2 speed Waterway pump, Hayward C900 Cartridge filter, Polaris 65, maintained by Walmart's 6% Bleach.

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    Re: Pool Pal clorinator

    I heard from one person who used this system a few years ago, or something that looked identical. They were very happy with it.

    One important thing to keep in mind about systems like this one is that the amount of suction from the pump will vary rather dramatically from pool to pool. This system doesn't look like it has enough adjustability in it's feed rate to compensate for the entire range. People with low suction have had problems with the Liquidator, and I would expect the same with this system (though I don't really know for sure).

    The approach it uses is the same as the DIY system mas985 developed for acid feed.
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    Re: Pool Pal clorinator

    I talked to the guy who invented this a few years ago. I got more interested in the liquidator and haven't revisited this product since.

    Basically, he drills 4 precise (but different size) holes in a stainless metal disc and you can select your feed rate by choosing the correct hole thru experimentaion. The simplicity is what attracted me to it but (without trying it) it would seem to me to have the following shortcomings

    1. I question whether the metering system is precise enough. As jason said, a lot will depend on your particlar pump setup. I'm just not sure the 4 holes will give you what you need.

    2. I experimented with some stainless needle valves and found the chlorine ate them up rather quickly. I'm not sure why the same thing wouldn't happen to this.

    3. Is there a way to stop the thing from continuing to input chlorine into an IG pool. I don't remember but I think the only way you can stop it is to remove the hose. If so, then you must plug the hose to keep from unpriming the pump.

    He may have already solved these problems but, at the time, it didn't seem very practical.
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    Re: Pool Pal clorinator

    I would concur with what Jason said about the varying suction being a problem. Duraleigh is also correct that stainless will not hold up to bleach. The tubing they use is also the soft vinyl which won't hold up to UV or bleach very long.

    To the poster that asked about the 2.5 and 5 gal jugs. Bleach is commonly sold in FL in 2.5 gallon jugs and 5 gallon jugs can be ordered online from US Plastics.

    I wouldn't recommend the Liquimate or this device. Frankly, for the money you can watch ebay and pickup a used pump for close to that or pony up a bit more ($200) and buy a new cheap peristaltic.
    21' Leslies Beachland Ag Pool, 10,000 gallons, professionally installed (best money I ever spent) Hayward 16" sand filter w/Pentair two speed pump Fafco 4x20 solar heater,Aqua Trol RJ. Borates added. Hard plumbed.

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