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Can you combine a Total Dissolved Solids reduction system with a salt water generator such as the Ecomatic brand to avoid partial draining and refilling a swimming pool?
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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Drain all or part of the water depending on how hi the salt concentration. Be careful when emptying pools. Check water table first
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.
Periodically, in most parts of the country, this is a good thing from time to time... Typically every 3 swim seasons or so is a decent gauge, however, use more precise… variables to confirm such as TDS or the calcium count in the water. Ideally, TDS should not exceed 1500 PPM. Calcium hardness levels should not exceed about 350 PPM. Over time, water can become stubborn or nonreactive to what you're adding...so, one is forced to add more chemicals to generate the same result. Hope this helps. Terry Duff
With a salt water pool salt is added to the water which is then run through an electronic element that converts part of the salt to chlorine gas which is in turn dissolved int…o the water. this eliminated the need for adding chlorine to the water, as well as making the pool more pleasant to swim in. Other then that it is exactly the same as a ordinary freshwater pool. Some of the miss conceptions about a salt water pool is that people seem to think that all you have to do is add slat to the water and that does it.WRONG. Salt, (sodium chloride,) by itself does not have the (chemical make up) to sanitize the water on its own. The small amounts of chlorine that the residential generators do, ONLY if the pool water is balanced properly. You should still balance the PH (which will be higher in salt pools anyway), adjust hardness and alkalinity at least once a week depending on pool usage. Salt pools are great for low maintenance but the key word that everybody does not pay attention to is MAINTENANCE. Your pool will still need attention from someone, be it you or the pool boy. Salt water pools are one of the biggest "snake oil" snow jobs ever perpetrated upon the consumer by an entire industry you will ever see. I have never sold one, have recommended against them and yet I love them. I am a pool remodeling contractor who has made hundreds of thousands of dollars repairing the damage done by them...NUFF SAID!!
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.
The same as a normal chlorine pool
Either rent a submersible pump and hoses or pay a pool guy a hundred bucks to do it for you.
First thing you need to understand is that a salt water pool is in fact a chlorine pool. The salt in the water (NaCl or sodium chloride) is essentially ripped apart by the ele…ctrical current in the pass thru on the pump assembly. A salt water system can sense how much chlorine is needed and strip apart sodium from the chloride (making chlorine) in smaller or larger amounts as necessary. The total salinity of a salt water pool is only about one tenth the salinity of the ocean and since you probably don't have plankton or other organic matter living in your pool, it won't feel sticky or tacky the way the ocean does when you get out. Most people actually report that the water feels silky smooth and is similar to how your skin feels if you've ever lived in a home with a water softener. To get back to your question - the only reason I can see why someone would want to spend the money and put chlorine in their pool manually would be if the salt water system mounted on your pump broke or somehow wore out and it was going to cost too much to replace it. As a temporary measure, yes, you could simply add chlorine to the pool for the duration of the season or whatever, but draining the pool and refilling would be a waste. Remember, all a salt water system really does is provide free chlorine all year long. If you'd rather shut it down and pay for the chlorine and monitor it yourself, that is always your prerogative.
Answer no, the salt water purifier does not emit salt intoxications it will taste just like pure water, if they do it must be a very light taste of salt
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.
You will have to drain some or all of the water depending on how much TDS you need to remove.
It depends on how hard you work it.
So it does not get dirty a lot.
Answer Chlorine is a better system because it kills algie and the salt water atracts it.
Firstly, if you choose to convert your pool to the salt-water (saline) system, you will not need to drain the pool as often as if you were manually chlorinating the pool. Sec…ondly, the mild salinity of the water is probably less than the salinity of the ground-water in your area. I do not know of any common plants, grass etc which would be harmed by the 3000-4500ppm salinity of your pool water.
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.