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What are Chlorinators?

11/8/2013 7:50:13 AM | by Anonymous

Chlorinators

Chlorinators are devices that are used to generate chlorine and mix it in with the water. These chlorinators are used to generate and mix chlorine to disinfect the water. They can also be used in sewage systems to get rid of odors and reduce bacteria.


Chlorinators are actually quite easy to operate and use. Since chlorinators are easy to use and it is very effective in reducing bacteria within a short period of time, they have become a popular device for many various applications. In addition, the presence of chlorine prevents new bacteria from forming in the future. Chlorinators are also quite inexpensive to purchase and maintain.


The most common application of chlorinators is used in public or private swimming pools. This is because there are many dangerous pathogens and bacteria present in swimming pools that may affect the health of the swimmers. These bacteria or pathogens may cause problems such as rashes along with other illnesses. These pathogens and bacteria are usually invisible, thus chlorinators aim to remove these hazards.


Chlorine that the chlorinators produce may be useful in removing bacteria and pathogens but it is considered fairly safe for humans as they also come into contact with chlorine when they use the swimming pool. Too much chlorine however, may cause problems such as rashes and irritation to the eyes. On top of that, too much chlorine in the swimming pool may cause hazardous vapors that are definitely harmful to humans. This is why it is important to find a good chlorinator that is able to properly regulate the amount of chlorine entering the water.


Chlorinators also have another useful purpose on top of keeping the swimming pools safe and clean. They are able to reduce the workload of manual labor when it comes to pool maintenance as well, saving time and money. Instead of regularly checking and maintaining the swimming pool, with chlorinators the swimming pool only needs to be checked about once a week. Chlorinators also have a special automatic gauge that tells people if more chlorine is needed or if there are excess chlorine levels in the swimming pool.


Having the automatic gauge also allows for easy adjustment in chlorine levels. Chlorinators enable the users to change and adjust the level of chlorine entering the pool by changing the direction of a knob or a dial. This enables users to spend less time worrying about pool maintenance and give them more time to enjoy swimming in the pool instead.


There is another type of chlorinator that may be better than normal chlorinators and they are known as salt chlorinators. These special types of chlorinators convert salt that is already in the swimming pool water to chlorine. This makes these types chlorinators more economical to use and maintain as actual chlorine is not produced but converted instead. Furthermore, salt chlorinators are also less harmful to humans and they are also friendlier towards the environment.


Many people think that swimming pools that utilize salt chlorinators do not have chlorine in them, this is not true however. The difference between a normal chlorinator and a salt chlorinator is that normal chlorinators generate chlorine and inject them into the water whereas salt chlorinators convert the existing salts in the water to chlorine. The converted chlorine is much better as it reduces the harmful effects on humans such as damage to clothing and other irritations.


A salt chlorinator uses a special metal plate that is electrically charged to direct water and the salt in it towards the converter. As the water enters the converter, the salt is converted into chlorine and is purified. This cycle constantly repeats itself to keep the water clean at all times.


Chlorinators, be it salt or normal are definitely effective in keeping the bacteria away from our swimming pools. The only important thing to do is to ensure that the chlorinators are well maintained. With chlorinators at work, we can be relax and enjoy the water knowing that it is safe.

 

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