Model # R171215
Alternate Part #'s 42-196-2008, PENR171215
The high capacity HC-3315 Rainbow chemical feeder is very durable and highly reliable. Intended for 1-inch hard plumbing installations. High capacity automatic chemical feeders work best with commercial applications.
Is there a feedback mechanism that tells the unit the chlorine balance in the pool? Is this a way for me to automate addition of clorine to keep it always at the correct level? Or, just another place to put the tab aside from the the drain basket?
There is a dial on this unit which has a setting from 1-10 If you set the dial on 1 it will be letting the least amount of chlorine to the pool and if you have it set at 10 this would send the most amount of chlorine to the pool. So you can automate the feed of chlorine to the pool but you will still need to manually test your water. We do not recommend placing tablets in the skimmer basket because this high concentration of chlorine goes directly back to your pump and can cause corrosion to your pool equipment. If you do not go with the automatic chlorinator we would recommend at least going with one of our floating chlorinators so you do not damage your equipment you may view our floating chlorinators here http://www.inyopools.com/chlorinators_floating.aspx
What is the difference between an inline and offline chlorinator?
An inline chlorinator would be plumbed directly inline with the plumbing. For an existing pool, this would mean a section of pipe would need to be cut out to install the chlorinator. An offline chlorinator attaches to existing plumbing by chlorinator tubing (holes would be drilled into existing pipe to attach the tubing.)
The description for the Rainbow HC-3315 says that it is best for commercial pools. Does that mean that it would be too much Chlorine or a problem for a residential pool?
I have a 3000 gallon spa using a Hayward chorine feeder. I'm always having problems with the top cover leaking. I'm looking for something is more durable and easier to work with. is it easy to hook up? Thank you
(5 out of 5 stars) be careful
Reviewed By: Matt Z. from Saginaw MI ()
Pros: very dependable
Cons: no warnings about top ring failure when the unit is completely turned off
This is a great chlorinater. It kept up very well with the holiday crowd. I will advise that you do not want to leave both the inlet and outlet shut off for a long period of time with tablets in the canister. I found out the pressure builds up and the top ring will fail.