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    Chlorine Generator

    Is anyone using or have any information about this SolarChlor MAX Deck Mounted Chlorine Generator? Found while doing some internet searches and looks very interesting.

    Thanks in advance!!
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Inground pool 29,000 gals

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    linen's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Chlorine Generator

    I don't know much about it myself, but it looks like a mineral system, so I would steer away from it. See:
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    Re: Chlorine Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    The Solar Chlor is a mixed SWG and "mineral" system. That means it releases metals into the water (which we don't ever recommend). They don't say exactly but from what I can make out it produces less chlorine than a typical SWG (comparing based on the recommended pool size).
    I googled and found it on amazon, at first all I noticed was that it is a solar powered swcg. No reviews, and for the price why not buy a normal swcg that's plumbed and wired. If the chlorine source is dependent on sun you will be manually adding chlorine on days when there isn't enough sunlight.

    No mention of minerals on Amazon

    I vote buying a regular swcg, I've seen posts about CircuPool and CompuPool units being good budget systems. I don't recall which is most popular.
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    Mar 2007
    San Rafael, CA USA

    Re: Chlorine Generator

    As described on the SolarChlor website, the floating version definitely adds mineral ions (probably copper) to the water in addition to making chlorine by electrolysis.

    The SolarChlor Max does not mention anything about minerals and looks like it is just a chlorine generator.
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Chlorine Generator

    They claim to raise 1 gallon by 1 ppm each second under ideal lighting. That equates to roughly 10,000 gallons raised 2 ppm over the course of a sunny day, or a little under 3 oz of chlorine a day. That makes their unit quite small compared to most of the more common units, even if you assume ideal lighting. The solar cells will also lose efficiency over time, which will cut into your chlorine production noticeably after several years. That means replacing the entire unit, not just the cell, which makes the price rather unattractive in the long run.
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