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Thread: Intellichem or Acutrol chlorinator?

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    Cool Intellichem or Acutrol chlorinator?

    Our condo association is looking at getting automatic chlorinators installed. Does this group have any preferences? Anyone know who stable the systems are?
    19,300 gallons, IG, plaster, sand. Built ca. 1982. Taylor High. Spa: IG 830 gals.

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    Re: Intellichem or Acutrol chlorinator?

    Welcome to the forum

    The two most popular systems on the forum are salt water generators aka SWG and a distance second is peristaltic pump systems most commonly called Stenner systems, after the manufacture of the most commonly used pump. In both cases the systems add chlorine aka FC at a predictable rate by run time alone there is no sensor that tells the system when or how much chlorine to add. I believe the two systems you mentioned use pumps like the Stenner but instead of time alone they use sensors called OPR to determine the dosage. From the posts I have seen OPR sensors are not all that reliable.

    A condo might be a unique situation your local government may view it as a public pool and as such might have certain requirements that have to be adhered to. I would not buy anything until you check with the city or county on what you can do.
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    Re: Intellichem or Acutrol chlorinator?

    Quote Originally Posted by atttech-2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum

    The two most popular systems on the forum are salt water generators aka SWG and a distance second is peristaltic pump systems most commonly called Stenner systems, after the manufacture of the most commonly used pump. In both cases the systems add chlorine aka FC at a predictable rate by run time alone there is no sensor that tells the system when or how much chlorine to add. I believe the two systems you mentioned use pumps like the Stenner but instead of time alone they use sensors called OPR to determine the dosage. From the posts I have seen OPR sensors are not all that reliable.

    A condo might be a unique situation your local government may view it as a public pool and as such might have certain requirements that have to be adhered to. I would not buy anything until you check with the city or county on what you can do.
    The County was the one who recommended the automatic chlorinators. The ones I referenced both have sensors so they can automatically adjust the amount of chlorine needed. I just needed to know which one of those would be best. One is commercial, one residential. And I wanted to know how long I could expect them to last.
    19,300 gallons, IG, plaster, sand. Built ca. 1982. Taylor High. Spa: IG 830 gals.

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