On-site chlorine generation is growing in popularity in North America. Most new residential pools have generators installed when the pool is built. These systems are popular in other parts of the world as well, for example, the majority of pools in Australia have chlorine generators. By creating free chlorine in the water, chemical storage, transportation, chemical feeders, and handling is reduced. It is important that a qualified technician or contractor install the chlorine generator. The operation manual should be carefully reviewed. A spectrum of chlorine generators is available for smaller pools up to 40,000 gallons (151,500 liters). Units that can treat larger pools are also available.
The growing trend in salt-water pools means that more pool owners are looking to convert their pools to salt water pools instead of chlorine dependent ones. This, of course, holds numerous benefits which all boil down to the fact that chlorine is not a pleasant chemical and you like most people simply want to avoid itchy skin, red eyes and pool smell.