Tuesday, May 25, 2010

CompuPool Salt Chlorine Generator Part IIII

Ok !!!

All installed and hooked up and generating Chlorine (I think) When the unit is on, you can see bubbles coming off the plates in the chamber. Looks a little like a battery when it's hooked up to a charger.

Through the process of electrolysis, water passing over the chlorine generator cell produces chlorine that is instantaneously transformed into Hypochlorous acid. When any type of chlorine is added to water it ALL makes the SAME thing: Hypochlorous acid. It does not matter if it is Sodium Hypochlorite (liquid chlorine), Tri-chlor and Di-chlor or Lithium based, Cal-hypo or even gas chlorine--it all makes Hypochlorous acid. Hypochlorous acid is the active sanitizer; this is what kills algae and other harmful stuff in the water. Its effectiveness is totally predicated on balanced water conditions and, more importantly, proper pH. So, with a salt water system or chlorine generator, you still must maintain your water balance (pool chemistry) properly.

The last of my chlorine tablets has just run out today and the chlorine level is up around 9 ppm, A little high but I will update as the summer goes on.

Happy Swimming!


Anonymous said...

I have this SWG and when it is running, small unknown particles are displaced. You can see these particles coming from the cell. Before the cell the water is clear and particle free. After the cell the water is clouded with these particles and you can see these particles being pushed through the outlet in the pool. Also, you can feel the grit on the bottom of the pool. What the heck is this and what can I do to eliminate it? Thanks for any help you can offer.

Jimmys Tool Box said...


Don't really know what you are talking about since I do not have this problem with mine. I do notice that watching the generater, it creates chlorine gas that dissolves in the water before it enters the pool.

The salt system attracts calcium to the titanium plates before it is discharged back into the water. The excess calcium will usually result in a buildup on the surface of the pool. This problem is most common for salt systems that are self-cleaning since the polarity reverses every 24 hrs to prevent buildup on the plates.

You may have to check your pool for calcium to see if this is your problem.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Anonymous said...

I turned the power off on my Compupool control box using the power button. Wheen I tried to turn it back on, nothing happened. I checked all connections and breakers in the primary control panel, and everything is OK. The owners manual states there is a 3.5 amp fuse in the box, but there is not an obvious access to open it. Any ideas?

Jimmys Tool Box said...

January 22, 2011 2:44 PM

Go to compupools web site and contact them about your problem. They have support staff to help you with your problem.

Anonymous said...

Any update on how well the compupool salt generator worked on your pool?

Anonymous said...

never worked right low salt water flow need better trouble shooting info