The amount of resistance is not published, but is likely low, about as much as adding a 90 fitting perhaps. I just purchased automatic chlorine feeder CL It has the small tubing for installation. I think I need the other size? Hi Rodney, if you mean it has the small black tubing, for offline installation, that would be the CL model.
If you bought from us, see our returns page if you want to return the CL for credit. So, the outlet on our hayward sand filter is at the top not near ground level. I will have to route pvc down to groind level, attach to chlorinator, then all the way back up to the pool water return. I bought the Hayward CL in line. I did notice that the water does drain rather quickly from the Hayward when I take the lid off, is that normal? Also is it possible that I got a dud from the factory?
Hi John, it is normal that the chlorinator drains, and some swirling noise also is normal. A few questions for you — you did install it in the direction of the water flow arrow?
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And is installed after all other equipment, last on the line, at or near ground level? And is the filter pressure the same? An inline chlorinator may raise filter pressure by 1 psi or maybe 2 psi normally, but if pressure is much higher than before, there is too much restriction. A third question would be, now that a day has passed, are the tablets dissolving and maintaining the chlorine level? Probably not a dud unit, never heard of that, but there could be some obstruction — check that the standpipe is clear on the side, and on the opposite side, that the small hole is not clogged.
I cannot find what number I should set my chlorinator on. Is it in the middle at 5 or lower to 3?
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What do the numbers mean anyway? I am not sure and have not really gotten a great answer from my local pool store. There certainly is nothing in the instructions that came with the unit. Any help would be appreciated. When you turn the dial up, it increases water flow into the unit, which ultimately sends more chlorine out of the unit. The way to dial-in a tablet feeder is to use a set number of tablets, whatever you use, 6 or 12, whatever but consistent.
Find the setting that produces the chlorine level in the pool that you want for everyday chlorine levels.
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However, as the tablets dwindle, from 6 or 9 large tablets, to 5 or 6 small tablets, the output will be less, and the chlorine level will drop somewhat in the pool, so you may need to turn it up a notch after the first week or so, to maintain consistency, say from 5 to 7 on a scale of And, when weather turns very hot, and the water warms, a higher setting will be needed, because your pool needs more chlorine. Same thing with high pH or low stabilizer levels, also call for a higher setting, to maintain a constant and consistent chlorine level, as verified, by your testing.
With the Hayward auto chemical feeder, CL, will I need a check valve between the sand filter and chemical feeder? I do not have a heater to worry about. Can i install feeder without the check valve? Hi Monte, no need for a check valve, especially if the chlorinator is mounted at or near ground level, not up at the same level as the filter. Do you have to have a check valve after the sand tank on an off line feeder clabg if you do not have a heater? Install close to where the return pipe goes into the ground. I have my above ground pool pump on a timer.
When the pump is off, the chlorine should stay in the chamber, with some oozing out, but the equal pressure on the suction and return lines should keep the chlorine from moving through the pipes. If you CL is at ground level, a foot or two below the filter or heater intakes level, there is less concern of a problem. Hi, for a Hayward chlorinator, the chamber should be filled with water.
Some chlorinators may drain out, when you remove the lid, but one thing you can do is start the pump with the lid off, allow the chamber to fill and then screw on the lid right before it overflows. If it does not fill up with water, and the dial is all the way up, there may be a clog in the unit, which can be flushed out, or remove the dial assembly to clear. Hi Tom, the standpipe or vertical tube may be jammed with gunky residue. If you have a compressor or a bicycle pump, or a bellows, or maybe even a shop vac, you can force air into the vertical tube, to try and clear out the residue.
I wish there was a chemical that would clean chlorinators, but no. It is helpful to use a butter knife or a rag, to clean off the gunk from the lid and upper chamber areas, to reduce the possibility of it being sucked into the tube. Hi, to mount the base of the chlorinator, I would use a hefty screw, probably as large as would fit through the hole.
First time pool owners,and needing a little guidance.
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The chlorine tabs are not dissolving in the auto-feeder and no water is in container. I have looked for troubleshooting but am having no luck in figuring what to do. Any help for the next step would be greatly appreciated. Hi Cathy, the Hayward is the inline version for aboveground pools. If you disconnected it for the winter, make sure it is installed in the right direction, look for a small arrow on the bottom to indicate proper direction of water flow.
With the pump on, the chlorinator should fill up with water and begin to slowly overflow. Calcium residues can clog these small orifices. Hi Jacen, there are two main areas inside the chamber that can clog. A long piece of wire can be used to clean any deposits.
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You can also flush with a garden hose gently. This can clog more easily than the standpipe. A paperclip, or bent wire can be used to ream out the hole. Now you asked about CL inline models, but for those with the CL Offline models, the clog problem is usually in the check valve fitting that screws onto the feeder, and the injector fittings that clamp onto the pipes. We recently bought one of these. And it does not seem to maintain the pool well at all.
Pool is co Stanton turning every few days. And Alger is returning. Have used chlorinated in the past and loved them. This is beginning to be a nightmare. Hi Virginia, there are many variables at play, such as your pool water pH level and your level of cyanuric acid, or stabilizer, and your filter efficiency and pump circulation are also important. Now if all else is doing great, water is balanced and the filter is properly sized and effective, but your chlorinator does not deliver the amount of chlorine necessary for a consistent ppm test reading, then there could be some problems, like we list in the article above.
Off-line units need regular check valve and injector replacements found in the hose kits. Inline units need occasional cleaning of the standpipe just ream it out with a wire , and make sure the small water intake hole is also clear ream with a wire or paperclip. Let me know if I can help further! Your email address will not be published. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content.
Thanks Curtis — great tip to check off-line chlorinator output!
They simply allow water to flow over the tablets or sticks, adjusted by a dial on the side of the chlorinator. Most will hold around 9 lbs, or enough chlorine to last 2 weeks for the average size swimming pool. Off-Line chlorinators use a flexible hose or rigid pipe to carry water to and from the chlorinator chamber.
How To Install an In-Line Chlorinator
Drill two small holes in your pvc plumbing, one before the filter and one on the return line, clamp on the fittings, and attach the hoses. In Line Chlorinators are plumbed in to the pvc piping. This is a little more complicated to install, but typically have fewer problems with hoses or fittings clogging. To install an in-line chlorinator, cut a small section out of the return line, and with the use of some plumbing fittings and pvc glue, the chlorinator is installed, preferably in contact with the ground.
In many cases, there is simply not a suitable location for an in-line chlorinator to be installed. Perhaps there is not enough of a straight run of pvc need about a foot , or no area that would allow for easy access to the chlorinator to fill with chlorine tablets. In these cases, an offline chlorinator may be your best bet. Now, let's take a look at some of the problems that a pool owner may have with chlorinators. My Chlorine Tablets are not dissolving! Clean with water and a paperclip. With chlorinator lid removed, turn on filter pump.
Screw on lid after it fills with water.