CompuPool Salt Chlorine Generator 20K Gallons - CPSC16


Model # CPSC16

By CompuPool

  4.41 Average  



Model # CPSC16

Warranty 3 Year warranty

Product Description

CPSC Series - Self Cleaning

The CPSC Series is a high-performance salt water chlorination system that lets you enjoy perfectly clear pool water without the use of harsh chemicals. It is a safe, clean, easy alternative to dosing your pool with dangerous and expensive chemicals.How does it work?

Salt is added to the pool water, 0.35% - 0.4% salt content. This slightly salinated water then passes through the electrolytic cell and this produces chlorine gas, which prevents algae and purifies the pool or spa.Why Saltwater Chlorination?

  • Irritation to eyes and ears is eliminated
  • Unpleasant taste and odour is greatly reduced
  • No more need to store expensive and hazardous chlorine
  • Fully automatic chlorination
  • Sparkling clear pool water – every day
  • Suitable for all pool surfaces


  • 3500 P.P.M. salt
  • LCD digital display
  • LED indicator lights
  • High and low salt fault lights
  • No flow sensor and fault light
  • Self regulating function if salt content is too high
  • Fully weather protected
  • Winter mode for cold water operation
  • SuperChlor mode for boosting chlorine levels during peak times
  • Touch pad controls that provide easy setting
  • Fully automatic operation – even when the owner is away
  • Easy installation to new and existing pools
  • Reliable and durable for long lasting performance
  • Digital time clock with battery back up timer as standard
  • Cell has push on water proof connectors for simple exchange of cell
  • Advanced high grade U.V. stabilised plastic control unit
  • Large alloy heatsink for heat disipation and corrosion resistance
  • 2 Year Full Warranty* on Power Pack
  • 3 Year Pro-Rata Warranty* on Cell
  • Factory wired at 220v; can be rewired upon installation to accept 110v

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*Warranty Note:
Please Note that Compu Pool reserves the right to determine whether a defective part under warranty will be replaced with a new part, refurbished part or have the part repaired.


?     Asked on 4/7/2017 by Nancy

The saline pool is exactly what I wanted. The system has been working great. We cleaned the cell,put it all back together, and we know have a drip coming out of the blue cover casing. Can you help? Thanks,N

A     Answered on 4/7/2017 by Lennox H.

Hi, Nancy. You may need to replace the ECM O-ring - JD363ECM.

?     Asked on 1/24/2013 by Guest

How long will a salt cell last?

A     Answered on 1/24/2013 by Patrick P.

A salt cell will usually last 2-4 years depending on how it is maintained and sized for your swimming pool. 

?     Asked on 10/18/2012 by Guest

What can we use in our salt water pool to lower the alkalinity?

A     Answered on 10/18/2012 by Patrick P.

To decrease the alkalinity level in you pool, you can use dry acid, muriatic acid or simply partially drain and refill the pool. Just use caution as the acid will bring down the pH as well.

?     Asked on 10/11/2012 by Guest

What is the difference between the 240v and 120v installation for the CompuPool salt system?

A     Answered on 10/11/2012 by Patrick P.

The CompuPool is preset at the factory for 240v. Please refer to pages 10 and 11 of the owner' manual for instructions on how to change the voltage to 120.

?     Asked on 9/26/2012 by Guest

Does the Compupool CPSC16 have an internal timer?

A     Answered on 9/26/2012 by Patrick P.

Yes, the CPSC16 has an internal timer, but it will only turn itself on/off. It will not control your pump.

?     Asked on 2/29/2012 by Guest

Is the salt included with the salt chlorine generator?

A     Answered on 2/29/2012 by Patrick P.

No, salt is not included.  You would purchase the salt locally and the quantity will depend upon the number of gallons of water in your pool.  Use a salt that is at least 99.8% pure NaCl. The preferred salt is evaporated, granulated, food quality, and NON-iodized.  Avoid using salt with anti-caking agents like sodium ferrocyanide, also known as yellow YPS (prussiate of soda). These cause some discoloration of fittings and pool surface finishes. DO NOT use calcium chloride.

?     Asked on 2/1/2012 by Guest

I have a pool that is about 10,000 gallons but I am thinking of buying a salt chlorine system for pools up to 20,000 gallons. Would the larger unit be a problem?

A     Answered on 2/1/2012 by Patrick P.

It is not a problem to oversize a salt system.  It would take the larger unit less time to produce the necessary chlorine so it is actually more efficient.  When the pool volume is very close to the capacity of the salt chlorine generator (for example, the pool is 18,000 gallons and the generator is rated at a maximum of 20,000 gallons), we would recommend going up to the next size generator.

?     Asked on 1/26/2012 by Guest

Is the Contol Unit supposed to run hot?

A     Answered on 1/26/2012 by Patrick P.

According to the manufacturer, it is common for the Control Unit to be hot during operation.  Because of the transformer inside, it can reach temperatures of 180 degrees in the summer.

?     Asked on 1/23/2012 by Guest

Can I attach the cell to 2" piping?

A     Answered on 1/23/2012 by Patrick P.

Yes - The 2" piping will slip over and glue to the outside of the barrow.

?     Asked on 1/23/2012 by Guest

Are the replacement cells interchangeable? Can I upgrade my CompuPool Salt Chlorine Generator by exchanging a CPSC24 electrode cell for a CPSC16?

A     Answered on 1/23/2012 by Patrick P.

No - The Control Units are matched to the Electrode Cells. The larger Electrode Cells have more plates and require more amperage from the Control Unit.

?     Asked on 1/23/2012 by Guest

What happens to all my settings in the Control Unit when the power to the Control Unit is shut off with the pump?

A     Answered on 1/23/2012 by Patrick P.

The Control Unit has a battery powered backup feature designed for long term memory. It can save your settings for over 6 months.

?     Asked on 1/23/2012 by Guest

Do you sell a CompuPool Salt Chlorine Generator for above ground pools.

A     Answered on 1/23/2012 by Patrick P.

Yes - We sell a unit for above ground pools up to 20,000 gallons. See  >CPSC16AG You need to order the part # ending in AG.  These units are specially designed with a recepticle at the bottom of the control box to plug in a pool pump. Make sure your AG pool is designed for salt water.

?     Asked on 1/21/2012 by Guest

What is the difference between the cell cord labeled JD363200A and the one labeled JD363200A-11

A     Answered on 1/21/2012 by Patrick P.

JD363200A-11 is newer - designed to provide a tighter fit and eliminate intermittent display errors. You can use it in place of the older JD363200A cord.

?     Asked on 1/21/2012 by Guest

Can I buy a replacement cable for my CompuPool Cell?

A     Answered on 1/21/2012 by Patrick P.

Yes - The cell cable plug and cord is sold in two lengths 6' (JD363200A-11) and 15' (JD363200B-11). The cords fit all four CompuPool models.

?     Asked on 1/17/2012 by Guest

Does this product include everything I need to install and start using?

A     Answered on 1/17/2012 by Patrick P.

The package includes the control box, salt cell, and the power cords for the two. The only thing you will need to purchase separately is the salt, which you can find locally at a home improvement store.


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 (4 out of 5 stars)  COMPUPOOL SALT GENERATOR 20K

from Niceville, FL ()

Pros: Good instructions available on Web Site

Cons: Shorter power cable than would have liked

Very good site instructions. Very easy to install.

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The Most Recent Reviews

 (1 out of 5 stars)  


Unit had constant problems and customer support was terrible

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 (4 out of 5 stars)  CompuPool Salt Generator

from Colonial Heights Va ()

Pros: Ease of install, and use, great appearence and effecinecy.

Cons: Couplings are a little tuff to connect and are prone to leaking if not tightened correctly.

I bought one last year for the pool at the house I rent out. And it has worked wonderfully. So I bough another one for the pool I just had installed in my home. It's simple to install and use and is far more esthetically appealing then the other brands, That added with the great price which is far lower the the competition as well makes this salt system a real winner.

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 (4 out of 5 stars)  Compupool Generator

from LOCKPORT, NY ()

Pros: Price. Ease of use.

Cons: none

Works well. Keeps the pool nice and clear. Once I balanced all the chemicals in the pool it was a care free operation.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  Great Swimming Pool Cleaner / Salt Converter

from Highlands Co. Florida ()

Pros: Reliable, easy to work, efficent

I had this unit originally installed with my salt water pool. It is easy to use, and works wonderfully, low maintenance also. the unit quit after six years, mainly due to we suffer from random power outages in Florida. When I called my Pool installer, they wanted $1,295. for replacement, I went online to INYO-Pools and bought it new for $471. + tax. The new unit was a snap to install, and has has better software upgrades from the old unit. Fantastic.. I also found out that the previous installer had not provided protection from direct weather effects, something that would have made the original work longer.. Something I have corrected.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  

from San Juan, PR ()

Excellent Product. Recommend it to any one. Easy to install and use. Save a lot of money every month.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  High Price is not always the answer.

from Scottsdale, AZ ()

Pros: Perfect

Cons: None

So many features, makes my previous system for $1,000 looks stupid.

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 (4 out of 5 stars)  Great Product!

from Sonora, Mexico ()

Pros: As a chlorine substitute, this is near perfection

Cons: A bit costly initially, instructions could be clearer and more complete

I was skeptical about this product and did not like the high cost initially. It installs easily and quickly. The instructions are far from complete, especially in cluing you in on the regular maintenance required by the cell. It would have been helpful to have a clear idea of how to clean the cell. The initial cell usage is quite different from subsequent usage, in that it seems as if it is "breaking in," and starts clogging and reacting crazy---i.e., the over-salt red leds shining. During this initial break-in period, it would be wise to wait at least a day to add/reduce salt. Moreover, as the cell begins to get dirty/clogged it reacts as if your salt levels are low. Additionally, the water chemistry is really critical to be within the requirements of the generator. Moreover adjusting the salt initially is not as easy or straight-forward as the manual or the ads want you to think. Most of,if not all of us, live in the real world where the water from well or city supply is not chemically in the proper balance or is really "hard." Claims that the pool does not have a slightly "salty" are not true. Even with the pool clean and with the ppm of salt correct, it nevertheless has a very slight salty taste. At this point I have had the salt-generator installed for more than 6 months, and I have to admit I am quite pleased with it. It has kept my pool crystal-clear and trouble-free for the entire summer with less overall maintenance and during even the most difficult algae/heat months and this on a total of 3 50kgs bags of natural sea salt. In 15 years of owning and using my in-ground pool, this is a first!

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