One of the critical parts of any chlorine generation system is the generation cell. Water passes over the cell plates where an electrical current is passed through the water. The electrical current reacts with the salt in the water to create the chlorine needed to sanitize. This process is called electrolysis. This process can also cause calcium salts to coat the cells. Calcium is an important component of good water balance in all pools. If a coating of calcium is allowed to build up it will greatly affect the performance of your salt water chlorination system and potentially shorten the life of your cell. Even a small amount of calcium coating can have an affect.
All chlorine generation cells need to be chemically cleaned periodically. SaltScapes saltwater pool care Cell Cleaner has been developed to remove calcium build up on cells. It is highly effective on calcium carbonate scale, calcium phosphate scale, and calcium sulfate scale when used as directed. All cells should be cleaned a minimum of once a year at the beginning of the season. BioGuard recommends visually inspecting your cell for scale every 2 months as more frequent cleaning may be needed. Review your chlorine generation system’s owners manual for additional information.
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