|A NOTE ABOUT SYSTEM SIZING
The single most important factor to consider when selecting a salt system is the power output capacity, always rated in terms of “pounds per day.” This represents the unit’s output of chlorine gas under ideal conditions when running at full power 24 hours per day and is a more reliable gauge of a systems worth than a manufacturer’s claim of potential gallons served. Most pools need at least 0.14 pounds per day per 10,000 gallons of water but there are many conditions that can push this demand much higher: High water temperatures, abundant sunshine, shallow water, leaves and debris, and high bather loads (especially young children) all contribute to increased demand for sanitizer. One or more of these conditions will necessitate a system that produces at least 0.20 to 0.30 pounds per day per 10,000 gallons. Keep in mind that most pool pumps only run about eight hours per day so you must get a system that produces the needed sanitizer in that amount of time. Undersized systems will require additional run time, wasting electricity and shortening the life of the cell. Do the math or call us and let us recommend a system that will work just as well in August as it does in May.