- What does the Super Chlorinate feature do on my salt chlorine generator?
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“What is the Booster / Super Chlorinate feature used for and how often do you need to use it on a salt chlorine generator?”
The Super Chlorinate feature on salt systems boost the salt systems to run at 100% chlorine output to shock the pool, raising the chlorine level. This is typically only needed when you have a high bather load, heavy rains, the water’s cloudy, a little bit of algae use the Super Chlorinate feature.
The Super Chlorinate features runs for 24 hours; or for however long the pump is turned on for the following 24-hour period. The salt chlorinator will only be generating chlorine when it has enough water flow to be operational. You may need to adjust your pump schedule to accommodate a Super Chlorinate cycle.
What’s the normal percentage a Salt Chlorine Generator should be set at: 20, 30 or 40%?
The normal power percentage will vary depending on the pool because chlorine demand will depend on the size, exposure to sunlight and geography. If chlorine demand is low or the water temperature is cooler, you can run the salt generator at 10, 20, 30% of its max capacity. But if you’re in a hot state like Florida, Arizona or Louisiana, the chlorine output may need to be at 50 percent and up.The output of the cell in relation to the size of the pool is another key factor.
The output of the cell in relation to the size of the pool is another key factor.
If you have a 22,000-gallon swimming pool but only installed a 25,000 gallon rated AquaRite 25K system, you are virtually guaranteed to run that cell at max load all the time. This is why Inyo and smart service techs always suggest stepping up your salt generator one or two sizes larger than your pool’s actual gallonage. The oversizing of the salt chlorine generator allows the cell to produce at a fraction of its capacity, hopefully lengthening the lifetime of the cell. Thereby, saving you money.
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