IN LINE FLO THRU BROMINE GENERATOR.
Gecko, which has just entered the salt bromine generator market with in.clear, a product that uses sodium bromide to produce free bromine in spa water using a chemical reaction similar to that used in a saltwater chlorine generator. The technology used in the in.clear system comes to Gecko via an agreement with Bromitron, an international bromine generation company based in Englewood, Fla., according to Benoit Laflamme, vice president of research and development and marketing.
"It's essentially the technology that Bromitron Co. used to use in pool applications. We took that technology and migrated it to the spa. The big difference is that the salt content in the water is much less than a salt chlorine generator. It's around 1,400 ppm, compared to a salt chlorine generator system, which is over 2,000 ppm."
The lowered salt level is an important benefit, Laflamme adds, because not only does that mean less expenditure for spa salt, but it reduces the potential for corrosion, which is a concern in saltwater environments under certain conditions.
"The technology that makes that possible," he says, "is in the construction of the cell. The surface area of the plates used for electrolysis is much larger, and the flow around them is better."
"The main advantage of salt bromine systems is the ability of the homeowner to leave the spa for long periods of time without doing anything to it," Laflamme says. "When you come back to it, you can jump right in, because the water has been maintained with a normal bromine level, around 2 ppm. That's a compelling benefit.
This includes everything you see in the picture above:
Bromine Generator flow thru cell
Top side controller
Two bottles of Sodium bromide salt
shipping is included
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 23 April, 2011.