Information about the conversion, installation and maintenance of saltwater swimming pols

White Deposits in a Watermaid Cell

White deposits in a cell are normal and are a by-product of the generation of chlorine by the cell.  The white deposits that build up in the cell are calcium.  The most common cause for the calcium is from the products that you put in the pool.  Granular shock is about 1/2 calcium.   Chlorine […]

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Watermaid programming

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  Watermaid Programming I am often asked how to tell if the salt level is correct in a pool with a Watermaid system. There are a couple of programming modes that the Watermaid system can be set to. One simply turns on the LED’s, on the front of the power supply, to match the production […]

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Programming the self clean cycle on your Watermaid chlorinator

I get a few calls every year from people with erosion on the two legs of the centre tube of their Watermaid cell. This was an issue with a production run in 2007/2008. The problem was with the self clean cycle and arcing in some of these early self clean units. The Watermaid cell doesn’t […]

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Pool Salt. What is the real story. What salt can I use in my pool?

There have been a lot of questions about pool salt and what types are okay to use with a salt chlorination system. I am writing today with recommendations for a Watermaid system. Other manufacturers will have their own opinion on the type of salt that should be used. Other systems may operate using the same […]

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Safety features of a salt chlorination system

Hi Mark, Can you explain the underlined section below for me, does the water flow detection work because of the absence of water & the presence of gas, all off the back of a single sensor or detector? Or are these two different detectors, i.e. one for water flow & one for gas? Safety features […]

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Why does Watermaid run at a higher salt level than other salt systems

Watermaid is going for comfort.  Our body salt level is about 9000 parts per million.  In fact the first 9 months of our existence we swam around in a 9000 parts per million pool ( moms tummy).  We have some therapy pools (most are medical facilities) that actually run a perfect isotonic solution of 9000 […]

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