What is Sodium Chloride and Why Does Your Pool Need It?

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There’s a chemical coursing through your body right now that you also use as a flavor enhancer for your food. It’s necessary for human life, and it exists virtually everywhere on planet Earth. That chemical is sodium chloride, also known as NaCl – also known as common table salt.

That’s right…sodium chloride is just the molecular name for table salt – the grainy, white substance that you shake onto your food or throw over your shoulder for good luck. Even though it’s everywhere around us, it’s not in the right format for your pool to use as a sanitizer. That’s where a process called ‘chlorine electrolysis’ comes into play. When sodium chloride is exposed to electrical current, a byproduct called chlorine gas is produced. Chlorine gas, otherwise simply known as chlorine, is an effective sanitization chemical that can be mixed into pool water to help eliminate harmful pathogens that naturally invade water.

Where things can get tricky for some pool owners is acquiring, storing, and mixing into the pool chlorine in its powder form. This can be a cumbersome task, as it involves going to the pool supply store, purchasing the chlorine, bringing it back home, storing it, measuring it out, and then adding it to the pool and hoping that all the measurements were done correctly.

What if there was a better way?

That’s where the Intellichlor Salt Chlorine Generator comes in. The Intellichlor Salt Chlorine Generator provides a simple, easy way to convert basic table salt into the chlorine your pool needs, without all of the hassle involved in purchasing powdered chlorine yourself. All you need to do is install the unit in-line with your pool’s existing water filtration system and the unit does all of the work for you. Plus, it reconstitutes the chlorine for continued use within the pool, effectively recycling the chemical over and over, reducing cost and eliminating the guesswork of pool sanitization.

If you haven’t considered using a salt chlorine generator before, contact The LeverEdge and learn more about the Intellichlor solution. The water professionals at The LeverEdge are standing by to learn about your unique situation and answer your questions about how to best treat your pool with the most advanced pool management technology available today. Head over to the contact page and tell us about your needs – we look forward to working with you!

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