Putting chlorine in the saltwater

BIG 5: Australia' Autochlor Saltwater Chlorination is introducing the idea of saltwater chlorination into residential and commercial swimming pools.

Australia' Autochlor Saltwater Chlorination is introducing the idea of saltwater chlorination into residential and commercial swimming pools.

"Because of the shortage of freshwater in the Middle East, swimming pools are being filled with seawater, which is hard on the machinery and on the users," said Paul Hildred, sales manager, Autochlor.

Saltwater chlorination offers users a hands-off approach to chlorinating swimming pools, as Autochlor systems do not require chemicals for chlorination. Autochlor systems do not require users to store harsh chemicals in or around the house and will not bleach swimming attire as well.

While safety and convenience are important for Autochlor sytems, there is an environmental advantage that cannot be ignored. "Most people use chlorination just for the use of swimming pools, but chlorinated water has been used to stop the growth of algae in pipes for the district cooling stations as well," added Hildred.

"Autochlor commercial products are built with their own internal cooling systems so the climate in the Middle East shouldn't affect the product's performance, but ultimately, the effectiveness of the technology depends on the size of the pool, the climate and the chlorine demand of the space,' added Hildred.

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