We would recommend that you follow the detailed instructions in this manual very closely.
Failure to do so could increase your maintenance costs and also invalidate the manufacturer’s guarantee.
TO ENSURE YOUR ECO-MATIC WORKS EFFECTIVELY, FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES BELOW:
- Prior to putting it into operating, make sure the water is properly balanced (pH, TAC, TH), then distribute the salt in the water in the pool.
- When using the unit, check the cell regularly and clean it as and when necessary.
- Maintain water salinity at the following minimum values:
- 4 g/l for model ESR
- 3 g/l for model ESC
A complete ECO-MATIC until includes the following:
- A control unit
- The electrolyser cell
- The electrical connections cables
THE CONTROL UNIT
The following items are located in the face of the unit:
- An on/off switch
- A 3A fuse
- A production indicator
- A production control button
- A Winter Mode selection button
The cell body is transparent so as to make it easier to check the electrodes for dirt. The electrodes, which are made of special materials, are used to electrolyze the water in the pool.
THE CONNECTION CABLES
These have the following functions:
- To connect the switch cupboard to the output of the filter unit power supply unit (230V single phase + earth
- Low voltage supply to the cell
- Connection of the safety device
- The unit should be installed by a professional and in accordance with current accepted practices (IEC Standard 364-7-702 and NFC Section 702).
- The power supply should include electrical protection and isolating gear in accordance with the regulations in force. (See General Installation Diagram)
- First select a place inside the plant room where you can fix the switch cupboard at a height at which it can be accessed and real easily.
- Connect the control unit in parallel with the filter circuit pump such that the unit only starts when the pump is in operation.
- IMPORTANT: The cell is connected to the hydraulic circuit after all the other items of equipment (pump, filter, heating, blower, etc.) just before the hydraulic circuit returns into the pool.
- The cell must be fixed horizontally at a level just slightly above the level of the filter.
- You must position the cell such that it can be removed easily for cleaning purposes, should that become necessary.
- Connect the electrode power input to the switch cupboard.
- ESR models: The two plugs are of different colors and sizes. Connect black-to-black and white-to-white. Connect the safety device to the terminal provided for this purpose on the cell.
- ESC models: Connect the two plugs to the connections on the cell. Connect the safety device to the terminal provided for this purpose on the cell.
WATER ANALYSIS AND BALANCE
Before you switch the unit on, carry out the following steps:
DISSOLUTION OF THE SALT
The salt is what the chlorinator work so insufficient salt means insufficient chlorine. The minimum quantities of salt required for the cell to work effectively are as follows:
- 0.4% (4 g/l) for the ESR models
- 0.3% (3 g/l) for the ESC models
When you put the unit into operation for the very first time, pour the required amount of salt into the diving area, ideally near the drain hole. Operate the filter circuit with suction applied only via the drain hole so as to dissolve the salt faster.
A stabilizer has to be used so as to prevent rapid deterioration of the chlorine be the ultraviolet rays. The level of concentration should be maintained at 30 to 50 ppm. The stabilizer should only be put in once a year, when starting up the equipment again. Too high a concentration, i.e. in excess of 100 ppm, could have the reverse effect.
The right pH is essential to ensure the right water balance. The wrong pH can damage the cell. The effectiveness of the chlorine also depends on the pH, which should be maintained at around 7.2 and in any event fewer than 7.6.
PH is not be confused with total alkalinity, which governs the speed and changeability of the pH. It is expressed in ppm, with the ideal concentration ranging from 80 to 150 ppm. To measure alkalinity, use a suitable analytical instrument. Low alkalinity can render the pH unstable, whilst excessive alkalinity can lead to high pH values.
For the unit to work efficiently and have a long service life the main thing is to ensure the right water balance, this can only be obtained by following the above instructions.
Adding other products may have harmful effects.
Additives containing copper or calcium carbonate are especially inadvisable: they can cause large deposits to form on the cell and invalidate the guarantee.
If the salinity of the water is too low, this will cause the cell to oxidize more quickly and therefore reduce the life of the cell, which under normal working conditions is 3 or 4 years.
The digital production display will hover around 100 (100% = full production), except in “WINTER MODE”, in which case it will be hover around 85. (See ‘”WINTER MODE”).
The unit includes an electronic regulator, which limits production to a preset maximum value. The two small indicator lights (LED 1 and LED 2) warm the user in the event of a fault, or if salinity is too low or the water too cold (below 20ºC), unless it is in “WINTER MODE”.
When the right salinity has been obtained (4 to 5 grams per liter of water for ESR models, minimum 3 g/l for ESC models), you can switch the unit on (switch in Position 1).
The small luminous “Standby” dot will light up for about 30 seconds, which is long enough for the pump to be primed and get water flowing in the cell. When the 30 seconds are up, the production display will read approximately 100, unless the unit is in WINTER MODE (it will give a reading of about 85).
The luminous Standby dot will also light up during the cycle when the production of chlorine is interrupted, during time the production display will be off.
To check that the control mechanism is working properly and when the cell is not producing (“STANDBY” indicator on), simply switch the production control button to “MAX”. Production should start up again (and the “STANDBY” indicator will go out).
To stop the cell producing without stopping the actual unit, switch the “PRODUCTION CONTROL” button to “MIN”. You may need to do this when backwashing the filter.
LOW SALINITY INDICATORS
Our unit has been designed with a system that will protect the pool in the event of insufficient salt.
When salinity drops, cell wears increases. Although salt is not consumed when the unit is in operation, it is lost as a result of backwashing the filter, rain and water losses for whatever cause (except evaporation, which does not cause any loss of salt).
If salinity drops to an excessively low level, the LED 2 indicator will change to red, in which case you will need to put some more salt into your pool/ We recommend 1 kg of salt per m³ of water.
Adding salt will not adversely affect the unit in any way, as it is protected.
If no action is taken and the salinity level continues to fall, the second indicator, LED 1, will also change to red, at which point you must add salt as a matter of urgency (again, about 1 kg of salt per m³ of water).
OTHER FACTORS LIKELY TO STOP PRODUCTION
Cell Encrusted with Scale
If the cell is scaled, this may well stop the production of chlorine in order to protect the unit, as scale will cause the unit to heat up. Not only that, but a cell encrusted with scale will wear out more quickly that a clean cell.
If the water is too cold (below 20°C), production will drop (switch the unit to “winter mode”).
Worn Out Cell
The cell will eventually wear out and chlorine production will decrease. Adding salt to the pool, with the unit set to winter mode, can offset this. However, there will come a time when, even increased salinity and in winter mode, production will be insufficient and the cell will have to be replaced.
When the temperature of the water drops (to below 20°C), the unit produces less chlorine, which may activate the low salinity protection system. To prevent this, select “WINTER MODE” (off season) as soon as the temperature of the water falls too low. Production will be reduced by 15% - from 100% to 85% - and the “WINTER MODE” indicator will come on.
The unit should not be in winter mode during the season as it seduces production and alters the setting of the protective system.
There are three essential points to monitor:
- The cleaning of the cell (no white deposits)
- The salinity of the water
- The water balance (pH)
CLEANING THE CELL (ESR MODELS)
Mineral salts and calcium are deposited on the electrodes and in the tube during the process of electrolysis. These deposits can impede flow in the cell and reduce chlorine production by damaging the unit. This means that it is absolutely essential to check the cell regularly and clean it whenever necessary. The speed at which these deposits can form varies from one pool to another, and depends on the following factors:
- Water hardness
- Water temperature
- Water pH
- The use of chlorinated lime
So please check the cell at regular intervals to see if there are any white deposits on the electrodes. With the right water balance you will need to clean the cell far less often.
To reduce cell scaling, put product designed to lower the pH (lower pH) into the skimmer while the filter pump is working. This will clean the cell (if it is not too dirty) and slightly lower the pH, which should be maintained at around 7.2.
If the cell is very dirty (white deposit clearly visible on the cell screen), clean it. To do this, stop the pump, close any open isolating values, undo the nut and remove the electrodes from their housing.
- Method 1
Put one measure of hydrochloric acid to five measures of water into a container, and leave the cell immersed in this solution for 1 to 4 minutes depending on how dirty it is. Do not clean the cell too often or leave it immersed for prolonged periods, as this could damage it.
- Method 2
Use a special cell-cleaning product.
CLEANING THE CELL (ESC MODELS)
The ISC units use a patented system of automatic electronic cell cleaning. Therefore, under the right working conditions (right water balance, pH below 7.4) the cell hardly gets dirty at all. That said, small deposits of scale could form, particularly where water hardness is very high (TH above 30º f). If that case, clean the cell as indicated above for ESR models.
The salinity of the water has to be checked, particularly at the start of the season, to make sure the water contains the minimum amount of salt. If salinity is too low, this will prevent the unit from working effectively (and reduce the amount of chlorine being produced), and sooner or later will damage the cell.
PH has to be monitored and maintained at around 7.2. If it is too high, scale will form on the cell more quickly.
IMPORTANT: In the event of damage to the 230V power cable, the manufacturer, his after-sales service or a service agent having similar expertise must replace it.
- No chlorine is being produced in the pool. Check to make sure that:
- The unit is connected
- The fuse is not damage or blown
- The ON/OFF switch is in position I
- The chlorine control is not set too low
- The cell is clean
- The pump motor is working
- The safety wire is connected and not damaged
- Indicators LED 1 and LED 2 are both showing green
- During the season, the “WINTER MODE” selector should be in the OFF position.
- There is insufficient chlorine. Check to make sure that:
- The cell is clean
- The filer is clean
- You have the right amount of stabilizer
- The pH value is correct (around 7.2)
- The salt content is right:
- ESR models – minimum 4g/liter
- ESC models – minimum 3g/liter
- The chlorine control setting is right: turn the knob clockwise to increase production.
- During the season, the “WINTER MODE” button should be in the OFF position.
A status indicator light (LED 1 or LED 2) is showing red: se Section 5 “OPERATION”. Check the salinity of the water and check to see if the cell is clean (a white deposit indicates scale and you will need to clean the cell).
The guarantee is only valid provided the unit has been put into operation and used in accordance with the instructions given in the manual.
The electrodes inside the electrolyze cell are made of a precious metal which is by far the most expensive component and at the same time the most fragile. It is therefore essential to comply with the instructions regarding cleaning and water salinity so as to maintain the conditions required in order to ensure maximum chlorine production.
The unit is guaranteed for 2 years with effect from the date of purchase. Using the electrodes in water with a salt content of less than 4 grams/liter for the ESR models and 3 grams/liter for the ESC models will invalidate the guarantee.
- Electronic system protection
- Digital display and LED indicators
- Low salinity operation
- Self cleaning cell
- Provision for external ORP control
- Low conductivity indicator with protective shutdown
- Winter mode for cold water operation with manual or auto switching
- Water flow detector
- Selectable full or half power output
Chloromatic Commercial Salt Water Pool Systems use low levels of common salt at a minimum of 0.3% or 3,000ppm ( One third as salty as your own tear drop). This is electrolyzed using advanced electronic process to sanitize the pool water. The system delivers outstanding savings when compared with liquid or granular chlorine dosing. Safety features include Water flow/gas/temperature sensing with provision for addition of pressure switch or other protective device. The Chloromatic Commercial System comprises Power Supply, Control Panel and Electrolytic cell. The Electrolytic cell can be fitted in a bypass situation with or without a booster pump. The cell can be installed using 150mm inlet/outlet and is fitted vertically. The system can easily installed on existing or new pools.