INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Viron Series Salt
Bolero ND
Chlorinator
Cleaner
INSTALLATION AND
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Melbourne: 03 8796 8600
Sydney: 02 9853 2100
Brisbane: 07 3308 5400
31/07/2012
Gold Coast: 07 5552 2600
Townsville: 07 4750 3100
Adelaide: 08 8152 7600
Perth: 08 9350 2600
sales@astralpool.com.au
www.astralpool.com.au
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INDEX
1.0 Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………….
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2.0 Installation…………………………………………………………………………………………………...
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2.1 Mounting the Controller………………………………………………………….………………
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3.0 Starting your Chlorinator…………………………………………………………………………………….
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3.1 Set Up………………………………………………………………………….……………………………..
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3.2 Setting Timers………………………………………………………………………………………………...
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3.3 Timer Recommendations……………………………………………………………………………………
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4.0 Operating Functions Accessed through Maintenance Program…………………………………………
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6.0 Operation……………………………………………………………………………………………………….
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6.1 Adjusting Chlorine Output…………………………………………………………………………………….
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7.0 General Operation/Pool Chemistry………………………………………………………………………….
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7.1 Setting the right Chlorine output and Operation times……………………………………………
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7.2 Stabiliser……………………………………………………………………………………………….
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7.3 pH Level……………………………………………………………………………………………….
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7.4 Total Alkalinity………………………………………………………………………………………..
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7.5 Salt Level……………………………………………………………………………………………..
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7.6 Acid Handling…………………………………………………………………………………………
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7.7 Cell Cleaning………………………………………………………………………………………….
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9.0 Fault indication and troubleshooting…………………………………………………………………………
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10.0 Warranty………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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Warning:
The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.
Please ensure that young children are supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
Controller must be installed according to AS 3000 wiring rules.
If the supply cord is damaged it must be replaced by AstralPool or its service agent or a similar qualified person in
order to avoid a hazard.
1.0 INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your purchase of the Viron series salt chlorinator. The correct pH balance of your pool water
significantly increases the effectiveness of the chlorine in the water and if not maintained at the correct level, can
cause harm to the interior finish of your swimming pool or spa and reduce the disinfection time of the chlorine.
The purpose of the Viron series chlorinators is to significantly reduce the level of daily and weekly maintenance
required to keep you pool and spa sparkling clean and healthy to swim in.
These installation and operating instructions will guide you through installation, operation and maintenance of your
new chlorinator. Regular maintenance will ensure many years of trouble free operation.
2.0 INSTALLATION
2.1 Mounting the Controller: Choose a location that is preferably out of direct sunlight, near the filter system.
The controller should be located 1 metre above ground level to prevent rain splash back or sprinkler system
damage to the underside of the controller. The controller must be mounted on a vertical surface/wall. If mounted
on a post, a flat sheet 20mm larger than the controller housing must be used.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
Mount the wall bracket using the screws provided on a secure wall.
Glue Chlorinator cell into line as per drawing below after filter, heater and solar (if installed
Plug filter pump 3 pin plug into underside of Controller
Connect 4 wire cell cable ensuring matching colours.
The cell must be installed with the barrel unions underneath and the cell should be horizontal. Both
40mm and 50mm fittings have been provided. Make sure that the o’rings are correctly fitted and the
unions are done up tightly. Flow direction through the cell is critical – refer to label on housing.
Hang Controller on wall bracket and plug power supply lead into 3 pin 10 amp outlet.
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3.0 STARTING YOUR CHLORINATOR
Your Chlorinator Controller operation can be divided into 4 areas;
a. MAINTENANCE – selects specialised functions of your chlorinator and initial set up of Chlorinator to suit
your pool and spa.
b. SET – selects changes in Chlorine Product and pH of your pool and spa water
c. CLOCK & TIMER buttons – sets current time and filtration, chlorine production and pH monitoring and
adjustment times
d. Pool and Spa Mode – Allows selection of pool mode where controller will produce chlorine suitable for pool
and Spa Mode, where chlorine production and acid dosing is reduced to suit a smaller volume of water in
the Spa.
3.1 SET UP
a. Press “Pool Mode” button until Manually Off appears and then Press “Clock” Button
b. Select “Day” and use buttons adjacent to LCD screen to set the current time. The clock is a 24 hour
clock.
Up & down buttons
Timer
TIME: 11:07
Clock
HOUR
MIN
Select hour and use up or down buttons to change hour. Select Min and use up or
down buttons to change the minute
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3.2 SETTING TIMERS
Your Viron Series chlorinator has 4 timers per day enabling you to set different periods in which your filtration
pump, pH control and chlorine production will operate. Timers are set by entering a start time, and a RUN time for
how long you want to operate. To set timers, do the following:
a. Press the TIMER button.
b. Press HOUR button to set the hour for the timer selected and use the Up/Down arrows to change the time.
c. Press MIN button to select the minutes for the timer selected and use the Up/Down arrows to change the
time. Press the NEXT button to select the RUN time or another time and set as required. Note: The
RUN time represents the number of hours you want the unit to operate for.
d. When finished, press the NEXT button a number of times to scroll through the other times until you return
to normal display. This saves your new settings.
e. Select Auto Sanitising by pressing the POOL mode button. The POOL mode button has three settings,
manually ON which turns on system indefinitely, manually OFF which turns system off indefinitely, and
AUTO model which sets the controller on timer clock mode. In AUTO mode the LCD screen will display
the date and pool sanitiser message.
3.3 TIMER RECOMMENDATIONS:
AstralPool recommend that you use two timers, one for the morning and one for the evening and typically for
periods of 2-5 hours for each. Your Viron Series chlorinator is most effective if running in the early morning or
evening when it is cooler (strong sunlight consumes more chlorine). As a default, the control is set to come on at
08:00 hours and 16:00 hours both for periods of 4 hours.
Timer
Clock
POOL SANITISING OFF
UNTIL 16:00
SET
MAINT
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4.0 OPERATING FUNCTIONS ACCESSED THROUGH MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
Press MAINT
To backwash your filter press BWASH and then the up or down arrows to select the backwash time. You can
press ABORT at any time to finish the back wash. To rinse the filter, you can select BWASH again and then select
the time. Using this feature will ensure your sand filter is backwashed for the correct time. Note: Ensure pump is
off when changing the position of the backwash valve on your filter. As a guide, sand filters should be backwashed
for 2 to 3 minutes, and then rinsed for 1 minute.
INSTALL allows the unit to be set up for your pool or spa. This should only be selected in the initial start up of
your Chlorinator. Select INSTALL and the following will occur:
a. TIMER ENABLED – this function will turn your timer on or off. If the chlorinator is not connected to an
external timer clock or Genus Remote Control system Press ACCEPT. If an external timeclock is used to
operate the chlorinator and filter pump then change to disabled.
b. FAST COMMS – set standard to YES, this option will only need to be changed if using a older version
Hurlcon controller (no touchscreen)
c. VARIABLE SPEED PUMP – select YES if you have an AstralPool 3 speed pump. This will allow you to
program the speed of the pump as part of the timer setting in the chlorinator.
d. PUMP FLOW CHECK – If active this function will monitor the flow sensor inside the chlorinator cell. If the
presence of water flow is not detected for over 5 minutes, power to the pump outlet will be shut down to
prevent your pump running dry.
e. ENABLE LIGHT – Your SM series chlorinator has an output to operate a single AstralPool ARC LED light.
f. CELL REVERSAL PERIOD – Standard setting is 4 hours. This should not be changed without consulting
with your local AstralPool dealer or service department.
g. REVERSE CELL? – This feature can be used to perform a manual reverse of your chlorinator cell –
designed for use by your pool technician only.
h. SET POOL WATER VOLUME, select YES and then use up or down arrows to change the volume of your
pool. Press ACCEPT
i. SET SPA WATER VOLUME, select YES if your have a SPA attached to your pool and then set volume.
Press ACCEPT
j. RESET SYSTEM? – SELECT NO (This option will revert your chlorinator back to factory settings. It
should only be used if your SM series chlorinator enters an error that cannot be cleared)
Cycle through POOL MODE button to select Auto, Manually ON or Manually OFF.
AUTO will allow the unit to operate your filter pump, chlorine production and pH adjustment on the timer
periods you have selected. If you have not changed the timer periods, the default timer turns the filter pump
and unit on at 08:00 hours for a period of 4 hours and then again at 16:00 hours for a further period of 4 hours.
This is the default setting from the factory.
6.0 OPERATION
During operation, adjustments are made by the SET button.
Timer
Clock
POOL SANITISING ON
UNTIL 20:00
SET
MAINT
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6.1 ADJUSTING CHLORINE OUTPUT
Press the SET button to change the chlorine output and the pH of your Pool
CHANGE CHLORINE
SET POINT
Timer
Clock
YES
NO
Press YES to change the output
Timer
SET POINT
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Clock
ACCEPT
Use the up and down buttons to change the Set Point between 0 and 8. 0 chlorine output should only be used
when there is no salt in the water. In summer, the chlorine should be set between 6 and 8 and you should
regularly check your chlorine level in your swimming pool to determine if the output should be increased or
decreased. Rely on your pool professional for advice on the recommended chlorine level in your pool.
As a guide the free chlorine level should be between 1.0 ppm and 3.0 ppm.
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7.0 GENERAL OPERATION/POOL CHEMISTRY
7.1 Setting the Right Chlorine Output and Filtration Time
Your Viron series chlorinator must be run every day to ensure that your pool is correctly sanitised. As the sun
dissipates chlorine, running times are higher in the summer compared to the winter. AstralPool recommend that
you initially run you chlorinator at maximum output on level 8.
Summer
You should set your chlorinator to operate for 8 to 10 hours per day. Ideally, run it for 4-5 hours in the morning
(say 8-12pm) and 4-5 hours in the evening (say 6.00-11pm).
In extremely hot weather it may be necessary to extend the running time if you find that the free chlorine level is
too low.
Winter
You should set your chlorinator to operate for 6 to 8 hours per day. Again, running it in the morning and evening is
preferable. A lower chlorine output level may be selected.
Checking Chlorine Level.
Ideally, check your chlorine level after the morning operating period. The free chlorine residual level should be
somewhere between 1 and 3 parts per million. Increase or decrease the output of the chlorinator to get the right
residual chlorine level. It may also be necessary to adjust the operating period if you are running at minimum or
maximum output.
7.2 Stabiliser
Sunlight rapidly dissipates the amount of free chlorine in your pool. Chlorine stabiliser greatly reduces this effect.
Without stabiliser, you may need to run your chlorinator and filtration system up to 16 hours per day or longer.
Keep the Stabiliser reading between 30 and 60ppm.
7.3 pH Level
You should keep you pH level between 7.0 and 7.4 for fibreglass pools and 7.2 to 7.8 for other pools.
7.4 Total Alkalinity
The ideal range is between 80 and 120 ppm.
7.5 Salt Level
Salt level should be maintained around 4,000ppm but should never be allowed to fall below 3,000ppm. Although
salt is not consumed by the chlorinator, salt is lost during backwashing, and when your pool overflows due to rain
or splashing. The correct salt level is important to cell life and the effective operation of your chlorinator.
A typical pool of around 50,000 litres requires 200kg of salt to initially set-up the pool to 4,000ppm.
A low salt level warning is indicated on your Viron chlorinator if the salt level drops. If Low Salt is indicated, check
again in 24 hours and then if it is still indicated, add two 25kg bags of salt to the shallow end of your pool. Run the
filtration system for approx. 6 hours to help mix the salt in the pool. It can take up to a day for the salt to fully
dissolve.
If the low salt light is still on, then you should get your pool water tested. If the Salinity is above 4000ppm then you
may need to have your Chlorinator checked.
Warning: Some people recommend that you put salt directly in the skimmer box. This is a very bad practice as it
allows very high concentrations of salt to be passed through your filtration and other pool equipment.
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7.6 ACID Handling
Hydrochloric Acid should be handled with extreme care. Refer to Material Safety Data Sheets on Hydrochloric
Acid. Do not inhale Acid fumes. Do not spill and handle with extreme care during transport. Use protective
gloves and goggles.
In the case of spillage wash down with fresh water immediately. Keep out of reach of children.
8.3 Swimming Pool Applications and the use of Cyanuric Acid
USE OF A SUN SCREEN CHEMICAL (CYANURIC ACID) FOR OUTDOOR POOLS IS RECOMMENDED.
CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL POOL SHOP AND USE THE CORRECT DOSAGE. ENSURE YOUR POOL
WATER IS WELL BALANCED WITH THE CORRECT pH, TDS, TA AND STABILSER LEVELS AND FREE
FROM PHOSPHATES.
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9.0 Fault Indication and trouble shooting
Fault Indication
No Flow
Low salt
Display blank
Low/No chlorine
production
Clock loses time
when mains power
removed
Potential Cause
Pump turned off/disconnected or valves
closed
Remedy
Ensure valves/pump on
Sense wire disconnected from cell
Connect sense wire to cell
Salt level in pool has dropped too low
See section 7.5 above
Pool water temperature is low
Increase salt level or raise
water temperature
Cell has failed
Call a technician
No Power to Controller
Plug in controller and ensure
mains power available
Fuse blown
Cables not connected to cell
Call a technician
Connect cables
Timer period too short
Increase timer period
Chlorine output level too low
Increase chlorine output
Filter needs backwashing
Backwash filter
Pool stabiliser too low
Get Stabiliser between 30
and 60 ppm
Salt level too low
Increase salt to above
4000ppm
Water Temperature below 15 deg
Increase water temperature
or salt level
Excessive Salt Level (Above 10,000 ppm)
Chlorinator cuts out on
overload, reduce salt level to
4000 ppm
Call a technician
Battery life expired
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10.0 WARRANTY
AstralPool Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 97 007 284 504) ("AstralPool") provides the following warranty in relation to its
Viron series salt chlorinator ("Product").
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled
to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or
damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality
and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
The benefits of this warranty are in addition to any rights and remedies imposed by Australian State and Federal
legislation that cannot be excluded. Nothing in this warranty is to be interpreted as excluding, restricting or
modifying any State or Federal legislation applicable to the supply of goods and services which cannot be
excluded, restricted or modified.
WARRANTY
AstralPool warrants that, subject to the exclusions and limitations below, the Product will be free from defects in
materials and workmanship during the warranty period. The warranty periods are set out below and commence 30
days after the date of purchase (to allow for installation). The warranty period may vary for different parts of the
Product.
Parts
Control box including PCB’s
Warranty Period
5 years pro rata
5 years pro rata
0% payable of invoice total year 1
20% payable of invoice total year 2
40% payable of invoice total year 3
60% payable of invoice total year 4
80% payable of invoice total year 5
Chlorinator cell electrode
5 years
If a defect appears in the Product before the end of the warranty period and AstralPool finds the Product to be
defective in materials or workmanship, AstralPool will, in its sole discretion, either:
(a)
replace or repair the Product or the defective part of the Product free of charge; or
(b)
Cause the Product or the defective part of the Product to be replaced or repaired by an Authorised
AstralPool Service Agent free of charge.
AstralPool reserves the right to replace defective parts of the Product with parts and components of similar quality,
grade and composition where an identical part or component is not available.
Goods presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished goods of the same type rather than being repaired.
Refurbished parts may be used to repair the goods.
WARRANTY CLAIMS
1.
If a fault covered by warranty occurs, the customer must first contact AstralPool at the contact address
listed below, or an Authorised AstralPool Service Agent.
2.
Any warranty claim must be accompanied by:
(a)
proof of purchase;
(b)
full details of the alleged defect; and
(c)
appropriate documentation (such as historical and maintenance records).
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3.
The customer must make the Product available to AstralPool or its Authorised AstralPool Service Agent for
inspection and testing. AstralPool or its Authorised AstralPool Service Agent will attend the premises where the
Product is installed for inspection and testing. If the Product is installed:
(a)
outside a capital city metropolitan area; and
(b)
is not within a 20 km radius of an Authorised AstralPool Service Agent;
then the customer may have to pay a travel fee.
4.
If such inspection and testing finds no defect in the Product, the customer must pay AstralPool's usual
costs of service work and testing. If such inspection and testing finds a defect that is not covered by this warranty,
the customer must pay AstralPool's usual costs of service work plus any parts and labour required to repair the
Product, unless recoverable from AstralPool on the failure of any statutory guarantee under the ACL.
Exclusions
The warranty will not apply where:
(a)
the customer is in breach of the Terms and Conditions of Sale;
(b)
the Product was used for a purpose other than one it was intended for;
(c)
the Product was repaired, modified or altered by any person other than AstralPool;
(d)
the Product has not been installed, maintained and/or operated in complete compliance with the
installation and operating instructions and any instructions by AstralPool;
(e)
the Product has been subject to accident, negligence, alteration, abuse or misuse.
The warranty does not extend to:
a)
normal wear and tear;
b)
weather and other environmental conditions including but not limited to storm, flood, and/or heat wave
damage; or
c)
service and maintenance items.
Examples of exclusions include but are not limited to:
•
cleaning and calibration of probes
Commercial Installations
On commercial installations, such as health clubs, motels/hotels and hydrotherapy facilities, the warranty is limited
to parts and in field labour (within capital city metropolitan areas or 20 km radius of Authorised AstralPool Service
Agents) for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase plus 30 days to allow for installation.
LIMITATIONS
AstralPool makes no express warranties or representations other than set out in this warranty.
The repair or replacement of the Product or part of the Product is the absolute limit of AstralPool's liability under
this express warranty.
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INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
ASTRALPOOL Pty. Limited. A.B.N. 97 007 284 504
www.astralpool.com.au email: service@astralpool.com.au
Information and specifications subject to change without notice.
Victoria:
Ph: (03) 8796 8600
Fax: (03) 8796 8670
New South Wales:
Ph: (02) 9853 2100
Fax: (02) 98532170
Queensland:
Ph: (07) 3308 5400
Fax: (07) 3308 5470
South Australia:
Ph: (08) 8152 7600
Fax: (08) 81527670
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Western Australia:
Ph: (08) 9350 2600
Fax: (08) 9350 2670
Gold Coast:
Ph: (07) 5552 2600
Fax: (07) 5552 2670
Townsville:
Ph: (07) 4750 3100
Fax: (07) 4750 3170
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