Salt System



The benefits of salt systems in pools are the convenience and the constant delivery of pure chlorine-based sanitizer. The reduction of irritating chloramides versus traditional chlorinating methods and the “softening” effect of the electrolytic process reducing dissolved alkali minerals in the water are also perceived as benefits. For some people that have sensitivities to chlorine, these systems may be less offensive.

Salt Water Chlorination

Is a process that uses dissolved salt (1,800–6,000 ppm) as a store for the chlorination system. The chlorinator uses electrolysis to break down the salt (NaCl). The resulting chemical reaction eventually produces hypochlorous acid (HCIO), and sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), which are the sanitizing agents already commonly used in swimming pools. As such, a saltwater pool is not actually chlorine-free; it simply utilizes a chlorine generator instead of direct addition of chlorine.


The important distinction is that saltwater pools (usually) lack chloramines, referred to as combined chlorine. Chloramines are the irritants which give traditional pools the stigma of burning eyes and caustic smell. The electrolytic process burns off chloramines in the same manner as traditional shock (oxidizer). When chlorine levels are low in the pool, one possible cause is low salt (others can be higher-than-normal chlorine demand, low stabilizer or mechanical issues with the generator itself.) Salt count can be lowered due to splash-out, backwashing, and dilution via rainwater.

Pool Pilot Digital Nano

It’s simple to install and simple to use.

Pool Pilot Digital Nano features include microprocessor controls with a digital read-out of pool water temperature, current salt level, purifier production level and more. It also tells you how much salt to add should it run low. The Nano will maintain pools up to 22,000 gallons with the RC-35/22 patented manifold.


Pool Pilot Patented Bypass Manifold AutoPilot’s patented bypass manifold is a pre-assembled unit designed to control the flow rate delivered to our cell. The spring check valve in the manifold allows excess flow, over 20 gpm, to by-pass the cell. The water in turn flows at a controlled rate through the cell where it is super chlorinated. The in-line strainer on the inlet side of the manifold protects the tri-sensor and production cell from debris that might bypass the filter. The location of the strainer next to a connection union makes periodic cleaning easy. The design of our patented bypass manifold guarantees optimum chlorine production and simplifies the installation process of the AutoPilot® Purifing System.


1. In-line Strainer – The in-line strainer protects the Tri-Sensor and the Cell from debris that may by-pass the filter and obstruct either component. The location of the strainer in the connecting union makes it easy to remove for periodic cleaning.
2. Tri-Sensor – The Tri-Sensor is a three way sensing device which measures flow, salt level, and water temperature.
3. Chlorine Production Cell – The cell produces 100% pure Sodium Hypochlorite in your pool plumbing returning it to your pool.
4. Check Valve – The check valve in the Manifold allows all water flowing through the plumbing at a rate greater than 20 gallons per minute to by-pass the production cell to maximize the production of chlorine.

Pool Pilot® Digital Nano
  • Maintains pools up to 22,000 gallons/82 m3
  • Produces 0.8 lbs. of chlorine per day – 15 g/H
  • Patented temperature compensation
  • 24 & 72 hour boost cycles
  • Operates at all salt levels – 2,000-35,000 ppm (2 to 35 g/L)
  • Operates in water up to 104ºF/40ºC
  • Push button controls
  • Operates at flow rates less than 15 gpm/3.3 m3/h
Nano Features:
  • Maintains pools up to 22,000 gallons/82 m3
  • Never buy chlorine again
  • Soft, silky water
  • No more red eyes
  • No more itchy skin
  • No more green hair
  • No more vacation worries
  • No more faded swimwear
  • Energy efficient
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Automatic cell cleaning