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First off I would not use Eco-Matic brand, They have to many problems and the mother company Balboa has no competent tech personel and they do not stand behind their salt equipment. Now to answer your question. The only way to remove TDS is to drain, adding salt will contribute to TDS.The most important factor with any system is chain of command in your pool,
- 1 Alkalinity which controls PH which controls chlorine activity.
- 2 CYA or stabelizer which when used properly controls chlorine consumption.
- 3 Salt systems are inhibited by phosphates from producing properly.
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If you add softened water to a swimming pool with hard water rather than draining and refilling how could the addition of soft water be corrosive?
The corrosive properties of water are not affected by its hardness. This is a common misconception that can be explained by the types of source water that yield naturally soft… or naturally hard water. If your water is naturally soft, there is a good chance it is also corrosive due to other factors. Surface water sources that supply naturally soft water often have low (acidic) pH, low TDS (total dissolved solids), and high dissolved gas concentrations such as oxygen and CO2 that can contribute to corrosion. Naturally hard water often comes from a well and has higher pH, higher TDS, and lower dissolved gas concentrations. These correlations are due to the water source and are not caused by the hardness of the water. If your water has been softened using sodium cycle ion exchange in a water softener, the corrosive properties of your water are not affected. A water softener removes calcium and magnesium ions and replaces them with an equivalent amount of sodium ions. This process has no significant effect on the corrosive properties of the treated water. Removing hardness by reverse osmosis (RO) or deionization (DI) can significantly increase the corrosive properties of water because they both drastically decrease the dissolved solids in the water, and the latter can alter the pH. This sort of filtration is beyond the scope of the question. You still must maintain the correct pH and alkalinity levels in your pool, though your water softener will not affect these levels. Your local pool supply store can furnish you with the proper test kits and chemicals to accomplish this.
How would you prevent a 20x40 concrete swimming pool with a tile finish from cracking after it has been drained and not refilled with water for awhile?
To prevent the pool surface from cracking you should keep the surface wet (with a sprinkler, for example). Allowing the pool to sit dry, in the sun, will result in surface cr…acking. Best NOT to let the pool sit empty for any longer than absolutely necessary.
It would probably be the smart thing to do because if you combine salt and chlorine, your pH level will be extremely low (very acidic) I have to correct the above answ…er:::: That answ. may be partially right in that changing the water would not hurt especially if it has been more than 5 years since the water has been changed. The latter part of the answ. is what I question. "Salt water pools" have salt added in order to make chlorine. Adding chlor. by hand at a rate of a gallon at a time has a very minute effect on the pH of the pool. If anything it may raise it but seldom lower it. Adding chlor. via the salt system should also have minimal effects since it is added continually and at steady levels. The make up of the water - either acidic or alkaline can effect the chemistry. Plaster pools have a high demand for acid since there is lime in the plaster mix. HTH will have an effect on raising your pH since it is a calcium based product. Tab chlorine on the other hand can lower your pH levels because the pH of a tab is near 2.5 or3.0 --quite on the acid side. k
Answer Drain and refill all or a portion of the total volume of water.
chlorine is generated from salt by a process called electrolysis. The salt water passes through an electrically charged cell. this process physically separates the "sodi…um chloride" molecule, which produces chlorine.
Answer Not long the sun is bad for it
This depends on how long the water has been in the pool and how much fresh water has been added etc More useful information may be gained from following the link below. … What is the Fuss Over Total Dissolved Solids?
Drain all or part of the water depending on how hi the salt concentration. Be careful when emptying pools. Check water table first
Either rent a submersible pump and hoses or pay a pool guy a hundred bucks to do it for you.
A salt water pool has a chlorine generator on it that turns sodium chloride into chlorine gas. The water in the pool is not like the ocean, you can't taste the salt and it doe…sn't sting your eyes. The water isn't as harsh on clothing, eyes, skin and hair as chlorine is.
With a TDS meter...your local pool supply store can do this for you.
You will have to drain some or all of the water depending on how much TDS you need to remove.
less than 1000ppm
I guess there are usually holes or equipments to finish this task.You can look up it carefully around the swimming pool. If you have a sand filter, Turn off the pump, flip t…he filter valve to back-wash and turn the pump back on. When enough has drained, reverse the process. If you have any other type of filter, check to see if there is a "waste" position on the valve. If there is, turn off the pump, move the lever to "waste" and turn on the pump until the level is where you need it. Then reverse the process. If you have an above ground pool, place a hose under the water, cap/close one end of the hose and pull that capped/closed end of the hose out to the ground away from the pool, being careful to leave the open end of the hose under water. Next, open the capped/closed end, which should allow water to flow out of the pool. If you are completely draining the pool rent a submersible pump. Using the pool equipment to drain a pool can damage the pump.
We've had our brand new salt water pool for three years. Our pool guy says we need to drain and refill the pool because we live in the desert and have hard water. Is this true?
Yes. Once the calcium and total dissolved solids levels are high (usually 2-3 years here in Las Vegas), it is time to drain the pool. It is difficult to keep the water chemist…ry balanced at these high levels. Also, the solids in the water will start clinging to the tile and plaster. Take a sample of water yourself to Leslie's or other retail pool store for a second opinion.
Yes and no. Most inground plaster, fiberglass, and vinyl pools are compatible BUT older pool equipment such as heaters with copper heat exchangers and some pool ladders and sc…rews on skimmers and light niches might need to be upgraded to materials that won't readily corrode or be degraded. Newer pools usually have such equipment already but it is best to check. Also, some inground pools build with some types of natural local rock (often limestone in parts of Texas) have reported problems with salt pools so salt systems should not be used or the rock work will need to be sealed on a regular basis to help protect it. Many steel walled above ground pools also are not compatible with salt systems because of corrosion issues.