Why is my automatic chlorinator not working?

Why is my automatic chlorinator not working?

Air that has entered the system elsewhere, usually through a leaky O-ring in the pump, may be trapped in the chlorinator canister and cause an air lock. This will become evident by unscrewing the canister lid with the pool pump turned off. A very low water level in the canister indicates the presence of air.

What is an automatic chlorinator?

An automatic pool chlorinator plugs directly into your pump and filter system and sanitizes the water returning to the pool. Rather than placing the chlorine directly in the pool in a floating chlorinator, for example, an automatic chlorinator dispenses chlorine steadily from outside the pool.

Do I need an automatic chlorinator?

It is essential to keep your chlorine levels between 1.0 and 3.0 parts per million to maintain a clean and well-balanced swim environment. To keep your pool running optimally, you will need an automatic pool chlorinator to make your life a little easier.

What should the chlorinator be set at?

To make your salt water chlorinator last, you’ll need to perform regular maintenance on it just as you do every other part of your pool. Try to maintain a consistent salt level of between 2,700 parts per million (ppm) and 3,400 ppm, with 3,200 ppm being ideal.

How do I know if my automatic chlorinator is working?

The easiest way to ascertain if the chlorinator is working is to make sure the cell is clean by checking the needle or production lights. Ensure there is enough salt in the pool. On the chlorinator box there should be a light or dial that indicates it is working.

How long does it take for a chlorinator to work?

The chlorine generator should be left running long enough to produce the amount of chlorine needed to sanitize the pool daily. On average, this takes between 8 and 12 hours depending on the pool size, type of saltwater generator, and the output level the chlorine generator has been set to.

How long should I run my chlorinator?

Most pools need the chlorine generator to be on for 8-12 hours per day. This will produce enough chlorine to properly sanitize the water.