One of the most basic components of pool ownership is ensuring that the chemicals in the pool are balanced correctly and it’s important that the pH of your water sits between 7.2 and 7.6. If the water is too acidic, it can cause irritation to the skin and eyes as well as corrode your pool equipment. If the water is too alkaline, it can also cause irritation and can cause scaling on the pool’s surface and equipment. Neither of these sounds too appealing!
If you seem to be constantly battling with your pool to get the pH balance just right, an automated system might be the answer. If you’re looking for a convenient, hassle-free way to balance your pool chemicals, the Chemigem D10 Water Management System* could be just what you’re looking for. Today, we’ll be taking an in-depth look into what you can expect when you purchase the Chemigem D10.
What is the Chemigem D10?
The Chemigem D10 provides a complete water management system. It uses advanced technology to continuously measure the quality of your water by monitoring the pH and chlorine levels. This allows you complete control over your water quality in both commercial and domestic settings and the Chemigem D10 can be used in pools of all different shapes and sizes. It works by analyzing the water quality and then feeding precise doses of liquid chlorine and acid into the pool. The easy to read LCD displays gives you up to date information about the quality of your pool water and your Chemigem D10 can be programmed to suit your lifestyle.
What are the advantages of the Chemigem D10?
Keeping the water of your pool balanced can be a hit and miss affair and it’s easy to add too much or too little chemicals. Balancing the water also means that you need to be constantly taking your water into your local pool shop to be tested or using yet another at-home test kit. With the Chemigem D10, the guesswork is taken out of the equation and the system will take care of the water quality on your behalf. This means that you can be confident that your water is perfectly balanced without any of the hard work.
Installing the Chemigem D10
When installing the Chemigem D10, it’s best to find a location that is protected from the weather and kept clear of insects (ants can be a problem!) and chemicals. For easy connection, position the Chemigem Power Supply close to the filtration pump – remember that the power supply should be at least 1.5 meters above ground and 3 meters from the pool water. Special installation arrangements need to be made if the Chemigem D10 is being installed in a heated pool or below the water surface level. If you don’t feel confident installing the Chemigem D10 on your own, speak to your pool technician – they would be happy to carry out the installation.
Operating the Chemigem D10
The first thing you need to do before operating the Chemigem D10 is to carry out good quality water testing and ensure the water is balanced – the manual will specify the levels that your pool water needs to fall between before the system can be properly operated. If this step isn’t followed, the Chemigem may be unable to control the pool water. The Chemigem D10 has a digital control system that allows you to control the system. It consists of three main menus – the timer menu, the ORP (chlorine) menu, and the pH menu. There is also an advanced settings menu if you want additional functionality.
Maintaining the Chemigem D10
As a precautionary measure, you should periodically test your pool water to ensure that the Chemigem is functioning correctly. If there are discrepancies between the test result and the display on the Chemigem, you may want your pool technician to take a look. The solenoid valve of the Chemigem D10 should also be checked regularly and replaced if it becomes brittle. Make sure you keep an eye on your Chemigem D10 as it has a number of indicators if it’s not operating as it should. If the green light is showing, the system is working normally. However, the system will also indicate if there are issues such as low chlorine, high chlorine, low pH and high pH. Remember to ensure that the Chemigem doesn’t overheat and it should be checked regularly.
Troubleshooting for the Chemigem D10
If one of the indicator lights goes on, don’t act straight away as the Chemigem D10 may simply need to do its job – for example, if the chlorine levels are low then the system will add more chlorine until the system is balanced. In some cases, a prolonged indicator light may mean that the multi-electrode needs cleaning. Check the instruction manual for specific instructions on how to carry this process out. If you’re having issues with your Chemigem D10, you can visit the Pool Controls website for more information or contact your pool technician and ask them to take a look.
The above advice is general only – please remember to consult the instruction manual or contact your pool technician for more specific information.
Here at Pool Assist, we are the experts in making pool ownership as easy as possible. We carry a range of leading brand pool equipment and accessories so you can be confident that you’re receiving a quality product. We also carry out expert pool servicing and repairs to ensure that your pool equipment operates at its best now and into the future. Not sure what pool equipment is best for your commercial or domestic pool? No problem! Just ask one of our experienced team, they can point you in the right direction.
For more information about the Chemigem D10, or any of our other automated systems, contact Pool Assist today on 1300 62 82 62 or visit one of our convenient locations.