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Pool & Spa Sanitising Equipment

We think that anyone who spends money investing in a leisure product such as a pool or spa would rather spend their leisure time using the thing, not looking after it!

Austral Pool & Spa products offer practical solutions minimising the time required to maintain a clean, sparkling healthy pool.

Our high level of service and knowledge means a lot when dealing with leading edge sanitising systems.

Automatic pool sanitising systems are highly technical devises. Successful installation and maintenance can only be achieved by people who have a high degree of product knowledge. We have many years of experience in this field which we happily pass onto our dealers.


Sanitising Equipment Explained

Proper maintenance of pools and spas requires the killing of all bacteria and algae present in the water. Unpleasant body excretions (sweat, urine and oils) also must be removed.

The most effective method for the removal of such contaminants in pool and spa water is chlorination (chlorine). A constant level of chlorine is essential for effective sanitisation (2-5PPM). Chlorine must be added frequently to achieve a constant level. Chlorine only works effectively when the water pH (scale of alkaline/acidity) level is within a certain range (ideally 7.2-7.6), so it is equally important to insure that the pH level is also constantly maintained.

No one wants to stand next to their pool all day year round adding small amounts of chemical to the water, so it is logical and important to have a device do it for you automatically. Automatic chemical dosing systems save a great deal of time and frequent handling of chemicals is avoided.

There are several options available for the automatic addition of sanitiser and pH adjusting chemicals. We hope that the explanations below go some way to help you understand these options and ultimately allow you to make an educated decision as to the best system for your pool sanitising requirements.

Fresh Water Systems

Salt Chlorinators

Salt chlorinators are a popular form of pool sanitising equipment. They are basically tiny chlorine factories plumbed inline with the pools pump and filter system.

Chlorine is formed by forcing an electrical charge through saline (salty) water. It is really that simple. Mother nature forms chlorine naturally when lightning strikes sea water. Salt is added to the pool (between 3000ppm 0.3% & 5000ppm 0.5%).

This is a low salt level and does not taste overly salty. In fact many people report that they prefer to swim in salt pools as the water feels softer.

The saline water passes by an electrode which transforms the salt into chlorine. The chlorinated water then returns to the pool. When the chlorine has reacted with contaminants in the water it transforms back into salt.

This is why people who have these types of systems love them so much, there is a continuous cycle happening. The only way salt is lost from the pool is when water is physically removed (backwashing filters, splashing). Evaporation does not dilute the salt level. Significant chlorine savings are made and you only need to add salt into the pool a few times a year. The chlorine production is adjustable and there are now units available which can sense and adjust the amount required however these do require more maintenance.

Mineral Treatment Systems

UV Treatment Systems

Automatic Chlorine & pH Dosing Systems

Fully automatic dosing systems are by far the most accurate of all the dosing products available.

Chlorine and or pH sensors are in constant contact with the water sending the actual chlorine and pH readings to the control center. The controller compares the actual levels to the desired set levels (which are fully adjustable) and then automatically doses the correct amount of chemical required to maintain the set levels.

One huge advantage with this type of system is that any sudden fluctuations of the chlorine and or pH levels are recognised and corrected. Causes of sudden fluctuations of the chlorine and pH levels are: whether conditions, seasons, water temperature, batha loads (amount of people using the pool). The actual levels are normally displayed on the controller and can be used by commercial operators to update level log books, thus saving time not having to do frequent manual testing.

These types of systems are very technical devises so it is recommended that they be serviced by an expert regularly.

Tablet Dispensers - Chlorine/Bromine