Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Recommendation and installation of Automatic Chlorinator

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Recommendation and installation of Automatic Chlorinator

    We just got our AG pool installed last year and before starting things up again I would like to add an automatic chlorinator. Right now its all plumbed with hoses. So I am wondering should I stick with that configuration or at the minimum hard plumb the return side where the chlorinator will go. I saw this one site that shows the Rainbow 320 installed -- but it has the inflow/outflow on the same pipe http://www.lakesidepoolssa.com/uploa...stem_large.JPG -- is that ok to do -- I would think that it would need a check valve somewhere or the chlorine would go back into the filter -- no ??? Beyond that -- I see that this is not free standing -- is there one with a base that would be better? And if so is there another base similar to what the filter/pump rest on that it could be mounted to. I saw another type that uses hoses the PerformMax http://www.kingtechnology.com/pdf/ma...PerformMax.pdf and could be mounted directly to the filter. Thoughts on this one? I just don't know which way to go.
    Thanks

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SouthWest Alabama
    Posts
    22,333

    Re: Recommendation and installation of Automatic Chlorinator

    Welcome to TFP.

    You won't get many recommendations for installing a tablet feeder here of any type. They create more problems than they solve.

    In your stiuation I'd recommend either an Aqua-Trol RJ swcg, a Liquidator liquid chlorine feeder, or a liquid chlorine injection pump.

    What size and type of pool is it?
    Can you post a pic of it?
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Re: Recommendation and installation of Automatic Chlorinator

    Thanks for the quick reply. Its a 21' AGP -- I forget who the manufacturer was -- I am thinking it was Atlantic. Below is the only pic I have handy. Just out of curiosity what problems do they cause.[attachment=0:cjva1luo]photo.JPG[/attachment:cjva1luo]

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    4,052

    Re: Recommendation and installation of Automatic Chlorinator

    Using strictly tablets will cause CYA to be too high, making the required FC too high and your shock level astronomical.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
    If TFP has helped you, please click to SUPPORT TFP!

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SouthWest Alabama
    Posts
    22,333

    Re: Recommendation and installation of Automatic Chlorinator

    As Robbie said, they add CYA and that causes a problem unless you're willing to partially drain and refill at regular intervals.

    I see what looks like a light in your return. That creates a bit if a problem for the RJ model of the Aqua-Trol so if you are interested in that approach look at the HP model.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Re: Recommendation and installation of Automatic Chlorinator

    Yes I do have a light in the return. These Aqua-Trols -- are lot more expensive than the inline chlorinators. Though it appears to make that up in not needing chlorine and power savings. Right? Also -what is the liquid chlorine injection pump -- I am assuming that is your Stenner 45MHP2(3GPD) Peristaltic Pump? How does that work and what is the price point on it?
    Thanks again!

  7. Back To Top    #7
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SouthWest Alabama
    Posts
    22,333

    Re: Recommendation and installation of Automatic Chlorinator

    The swcg's (i.e. Aqua-Trol, etc.) don't require constant addition of chlorine. You add salt once and just keep it topped up a few times a year and it generates chlorine from the salt then turns back into salt as it's used up.

    The Peristaltic pump is my injection pump and it was $259 and $20 for the tank. You can also look at the Liquidator. I had one before the pump and it works great. It's about $200. Of course you can always just manually dose it with bleach or liquid chlorine (the same thing really) every couple of days.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Re: Recommendation and installation of Automatic Chlorinator

    One final question on the Aqua-Trol -- does the pool have a 'salt-water' taste to it?
    Thanks again for all your great advice
    Mark

  9. Back To Top    #9
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,879

    Re: Recommendation and installation of Automatic Chlorinator

    Most people can taste a very slight salt taste at standard SWG levels, though not everyone can. Different people detect salt at various levels. It is nothing like ocean water.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •