Our Favorite Pool Chlorination Systems

Keep your pool water sanitized with these chlorination systems


October 20, 2021
Girl in swimming pool.
Keep your pool water clear and safe with an automated chlorine system. Unsplash

These days, technology has advanced pool chlorination – a necessary task to keep water sanitized – to the point where simple table salt can be added to the water and converted into the proper and steady level of chlorine. These systems help eliminate the need to “shock” the pool with hyper-doses of chemicals that can agitate the skin and eyes of swimmers. There are also alternate methods of maintaining your pool that just automates the delivery of chlorine tablets.

Here are several pool chlorination systems that will put some added fun into your pool season.

Hayward Goldline AQR9 AquaRite Electronic Salt Chlorination System for In-Ground Pools , 25,000-Gallon Cell by Hayward

Smart savings

This system needs just one teaspoon of ordinary salt per gallon of pool water. Hayward

AquaRite is made by Hayward, one of the most-trusted brands in pool chlorination systems. This model delivers savings up to 50 percent over traditional chlorine. It’s designed for pools up to 25,000 gallons.

BLUE WORKS Pool Chlorine Generator Chlorinator BLH40 Compatible with Hayward Goldline Aquarite Systems | for 40K Gallon Pool | with Flow Switch and Salt Cell (White) by BLUE WORKS

For larger pools

High/low salt indicators help protect the system, and its self-cleaning salt cell simplifies maintenance. BLUE WORKS

This BLUE WORKS generator is compatible with competing manufacturers’ systems, including Hayward’s products. It offers adjustable chlorine output – a nice feature considering different seasons require different levels of pool sanitation. It’s designed for pools up to 40,000 gallons.

Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System with E.C.O. (Electrocatalytic Oxidation) for up to 15000-Gallon Above Ground Pools, 110-120V with GFCI

For smaller pools

Uses a titanium electrolytic cell to convert natural salt to chlorine. Intex

This system is specifically designed for above-ground pools up to 15,000 gallons. We can tell you about the science – electrocatalytic oxidation splits water molecules into highly powerful oxidants – or you can trust us that the result is soft, clean water. That means no smell, no more faded swimming gear and goodbye irritated eyes.

Hayward CL200 In-line Automatic Chemical Feeder by Hayward

A different approach

It’s designed to feed slow-dissolving tablets into the water stream of your pool. Hayward

If a saltwater conversion system is beyond your budget, then this automatic chemical feeder is a good option. Unlike the other options here, it doesn’t convert salt into chlorine – rather it automates the delivery of actual chlorine through tablets. This particular system can hold up to 9 pounds of chlorine or bromine tablets.


Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.


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