Shock (superoxidation) (see Section 4.4, 6. Shocking) the pool water from an outside source at the
time of pool startup to burn off contaminates. During normal operating conditions the chlorinator is
capable of generating a sufficient level of chlorine for sanitation within several hours. However, if the
pool water has a high chlorine demand due to startup conditions then the chlorinator will not be able
to produce enough chlorine to reach break-point chlorination. Shocking involves the manual addition
of chemicals to quickly raise the level of chlorine. When the chlorine level is quickly raised to 5 - 15
ppm the pool water is said to have been shocked Wait until the chlorine level has returned to 1 - 3 ppm
before turning on the salt water chlorinating system.
5.4.2 Apply Power
Turn on the pool pump. When the chlorinator is first turned on (cold), the unit will beep. Next
it will self-calibrate the flow/temp/salinity sensor. After going through an internal test and
calibration, the LCD will display the current setting for chlorine production (00% to 100%).
During the calibration period "Wait" will appear. "Wait" means the unit is self calibrating and
doing internal testing. This process usually takes less than 6 minutes.
Check salinity level by pressing the
gpl. If it does not, then press the
NOTE If still less than 3.0 gpl refer to pages 30 through 31 and adjust salt concentration level. (Maintain the
Recommended Salinity Level of 3.0 to 3.5 gpl). If salinity is below 2.0 gpl the system will automatically
turn the electrolytic cell off until the salinity is raised above 2.0 gpl. Operating with a low salt
concentration will damage the electrolytic cell. Likewise, if salinity is above the range of measurement
the system will automatically turn the electrolytic cell off until the salinity is lowered to a measurable
level. Operating with high salt will damage the power center. If salinity is greater than 3.5 gpl, see
Section 7, Troubleshooting.
3. Adjust the Chlorine Production to 50% by pressing the arrow buttons
After 24 hours, use a reliable test kit to measure the pool water for free active chlorine. The
ideal range to maintain is 1-3 PPM. If the chlorine content of the pool water is too low, increase
chlorine production by pressing the up arrow button
too high, decrease chlorine production by pressing the down arrow button
increments initially then in smaller increments (5%) as the correct chlorine level is approached.
5. Due to a varying chlorine demand of pool water, it may take a few days to determine the correct
pool pump operating time and chlorine production percentage setting for your pool. Continue
adjusting as necessary, allowing 24 hours between adjustments until the chlorine content of the
pool water has stabilized at 1-3 PPM.
5.5 Operating in Winter
See Section 6.5, Winterizing.
two or three more times until the salinity
. It should read between 3.0 gpl and 3.5
. If the chlorine content of the water is
. Adjust in 10%