Founded in South Africa in the 1970s, ChlorKing® has become a worldwide innovator in on-site chlorine generation. We make commercial pools and water treatment facilities safer and more cost-effective by eliminating the need to store and handle bulk chlorine in liquid or granular form, and we lower operating costs – all by replacing chlorine with less expensive salt. On-site hypochlorite generation technology, also known as saline or salt chlorination, has a proven track record for swimming pool chlorination and water treatment. Adding salt to pool water results in a salt concentration of only 0.35 to 0.5 %, which is 10% of the concentration of seawater.
Our systems were initially designed and developed by our founder, David S. von Broembsen, a chemical engineer. They were used for large scale water treatment applications in South Africa, including the chlorination of underground mine water, a dolphinarium with 1.25 million gallons of sea water, and numerous large commercial swimming pools.
In 1999, David partnered with fellow South African Steve Pearce to launch ChlorKing® Inc. U.S.A., and they moved manufacturing and distribution to Atlanta, GA. This enabled them to take advantage of the untapped U.S commercial swimming pool market, where on-site chlorine generation and salt chlorination were starting to make gains against traditional granular or liquid chlorine to sanitize water.
Today, ChlorKing® is the leader in on-site chlorine generation and salt chlorination for commercial swimming pools and water treatment.
Using patented technology, our equipment produces large amounts of chlorine in a single cell compared with banking multiple small cells together.
In 2009 ChlorKing® launched its NEXGEN line of chlorine generators, which are the first of its kind to produce pH neutral chlorine on-site, using the swimming pool as the source water for the product.
An acquisition in 2009 also launched ChlorKing® into Ultraviolet light technology. Together with the founding partners of Sentry UV, ChlorKing® now offers a cost-effective, low-maintenance ultraviolet light systems for commercial swimming pools and spas that are NSF/ANSI-50 certified. By combining ultraviolet light technology with primary sanitization technologies, such as onsite chlorine generation and salt chlorination, ChlorKing® continues to grow not only with current products but with new and exciting emerging technologies as well. We have more than 15,000 commercial swimming pool and water park installations worldwide.
In 2019 ChlorKing® launched our line of hypochlorous acid generators, “HYPOGEN” for on-site production of HOCl in many different industries, including agriculture, food processing and general disinfection of hard surfaces.
ChlorKing’s worldwide network of dealers and distributors can serve your highly specialized pool and spa water sanitization needs, including pools on cruise ships. Contact us to locate our partner who can best provide the service you need anywhere in the world.