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Saltwater Swimming Pools

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Saltwater pools are a cheaper alternative to the traditional chlorine home pool because they do not require as many pool treatment chemicals. These pools are not as salty as seawater and have the same salt content as the human body. Ask questions here about installation, costs and upkeep here.
Answer . \nNot as long as it is maintained properly. Most important is to keep the PH level correct.
  == Answer ==   Your eyes burn in any pool for the same reason, pH levels out of range, or the cloramines are to high. Check the pH 1st, should be 7.4 to 7.6, low-add soda ash, high add muriatic acid. Cloramines, total chlorine minus free chlorine, should not be above .5 ppm, if so shock...
Stains in the pool? Read this. . The most common way to remove stains from plaster pools is to drain and acid wash the pool. Acid washing removes a very very thin layer of plaster from the pool, so it can only be a finite number of times of the life of the pool before you need to replaster. I...
  That depends on the saltwater chlorination system you are using check with the manufacturer.
48,000 Gallons? That's a big pool! . Being in the pool service business, I have installed many chlorine generators in residential pools. I haven't come across a residential unit that will accomodate more than 40,000 gallons (and I don't necessarily trust the manufacturers' optimistic estimate). ...
  == Answer ==   Superchlorinate manually and brush frequently and back wash the filter as needed. If you have a cartridge filter - remove and clean to start with then clean again after the all algae is gone. You can also set the salt system to superchlorinate. You must brush the walls and...
  == Answer ==     You need a saltwater system. The unit converts the salt (NaCl) to chlorine gas (Cl) within a chamber using electricity then (almost) immediately converts it back again to salt. The cycle is continuous, therefore your pool water is 'sanatized' with chlorine whenever the...
Sodium as a byproduct from the electrolysis process used to make the chlorine (Salt is sodium chloride)
Sorry, but swimming in a saltwater pool is a lot different than swimming in the ocean. In the ocean, pollutants like oil, gasoline, and trash combine with fish urine and dead animals. Another big difference in a pool is that there are no waves! In the ocean, rip tides and tidal waves are a big part...
Yes it makes no difference to what the water looks like. this is influenced more by the colour of the pool and the sky then anything else.
No the system is dearer because of the extra electronic equipment. however after the initial expense you never need to pay for chlorine and the system is more reliable which makes it more economical to run.
It just stays there. some is lost to the backwash , splashing, overflow and so on but the salt that is in the water stays there.
Yes you can retrofit a salt water pool system onto your existing pool equipment without too much trouble.
Yes You need to install a salt water chlorinater. this is an electronic element that converts the salt in the water to chlorine gas which is in turn dissolved into the water, chlorinating it.
It should not make any difference. the salt concentration in a salt water pool is the same as the salt concentration in your body. I think you should look for answers elsewhere.
  Suggest you take a sample of water to the pool shop sounds like it needs acid the shop will tel you how much or if I am wrong
  == Answer ==     you just need to add more salt so it smells like the ocean and if you get a taste of it it tastes like the ocean
Backwash's, pool overflowing as a result of rain or overfilling, water being splashed over the side. swimmers taking out water on their body's as they get out of the pool and my dog drinking the pool water.
Either the to much salt was added or the sensor is out of calibration or bad.
i dunno. duct tape, i guess. or maybe that tar stuff in the info-mercials
No, the only thing that can cause green hair in a swimming pool is a tremendous amount of metals.. ex: Copper. That can come from your water balance not being proper and the pH bottoming out. It can become very corrosive if the pH is below a 7.0 and will eventually eat at any coated metal in the...
Answer . Ozonators are common features on many spas and have been for at least the last 15 years. The spa must have a plumbing feature known as a venturi to facilitate the use of the ozonator. The venturi provides a mild suction to deliver the ozone to the spa water. If the spa was not created...
  If you want to move the water about for some reason or other without putting it through the filter, put it on recirculate.
Yes you can keep on using the same filters as before.
Salt systems work by electrolysis. In a salt system you have metal plates that are polarized with direct current, as water with salt (Sodium Chloride) flows through it the bond between the two elements is broken and you end up with chlorine in the water.
Answer . \nIt might be possible, but not easy, and you may be left to invent your own drain fitting. Draining and above-ground pool is generally accomplished fairly readily by siphoning or pumping through a vacuum hose.. Answer . Yes it's possible. You can use a hayward main drain. I think it's...
I doubt it would be either, unless you've got a sunburn or otherwise irritated skin, which case the salt might sting a bit. But then, the ocean is much saltier, and it doesn't really sting. I'd say check your overall water chemistry. Make sure your chlorine and pH levels are right. NEW ANSWER:: If...
  == Answer ==     Yes you can
Answer . \nIt will eat / disfigure the coping and will then turn that into dust that gets in your pool and discolors the plaster.
No I have had bricks around my saltwater pool for years and they are still in good condition. there can however be some problems when it comes to the effect salt has on the mortar.
Usually that means you put salt in the water: maybe 400 to 500 pounds for an average size pool in ground pool and you will then use a salt chlorinator in the water piping to zap a molecule off the salt to turn it into chlorine. It is self regulating so that you don't have burning eyes or an...
  == Answer ==   Is adding water a possibility?
  == Answer ==   The "salt cleaning system" is not a cleaning system it is a chlorine making system. If you are having plaster problems - look at the method of maintaining other chemicals - pH, Total alkalinity or the person who is supposed to maintain and test the water etc. k
well swimming in saltwater is okay because saltwater is like natural water for our bodies. and with swimming pools, it has chlorine. all chlorine does is try to make the water as pure as possible. but chlorine has a weird smell and it can damage some parts but not that much.
Saltwater vs. Chlorine, Pros and Cons . Saltwater is an expense when it is installed, but after that you do not have to add chlorine as salt makes chlorine. This saves you $60 for every bucket you buy. . Salt is softer on your skin. . The new salt systems are great, as they monitor and clean...
No you can add as many as you wish
it depends how much you drink...like if you drank a gallon of salt water, yes you would puke your guts out
  Salt water systems work by electronically converting part of the salt usually Sodium chloride into chlorine as the filtrations system is working this stop you having to buy and handle chlorine.
== ==   == Answer ==   == ==   == Yes, you can purchase salt water generator or a salt water system. Intex has a salt water system specifically for blow up pools. ==   == ==   == Answer ==   Yeah, add salt!   == Answer ==   well and a Salt water generater
  How can I get rid of rust colored stains in my salt water pool. It is only in the shallow end?
While you could just send water to the roof, generally the system has been installed with a valve that lets you isolate the solar array from the rest of the system. If you ran the filter when it was dark but sent water to the array, you would actually cool the water. Some switches are automatic but...
yes algae levels are lower due to the salt levels. Salt water pools are more carrosive to the pools plumbing. PVC may be a better way to plumb a pool as time will tell.
Yes, although it would take a lot of time and effort it could possibly be fixed.
Yes, if you're talking about a water softener, you can use copper piping.
There are three main components necessary for the switch from chlorine to salt: 1) Salt Cell (goes inline with the water return from the filter):This component electrically charges the salt in the water passing through it, and releases the chlorine into the water, while removing the calcium.2) Salt...
They are actually both chlorinated. The "salt water pool" simply means there is a salt chlorine generator that makes chlorine from the salt. The water usually has a softer feel it as well.
Yes you should run your pool at least 12 hours a day.
It can. Even with properly salt pool balanced chemicals the salt can leach out mineral from the pool equipment and poor quality salt that will stain "cement" pools. When deciding on a salt pool make sure that the pool lining and pool equipment are salt compatible. Pool builders don't explain this to...
You don't need it, but it helps keep it that much cleaner.
Put a bit more chlorine in it and let it work its magic.
Yes Boston pools are open
you can use flocculants in any type of pool system(the alum will not react in the salt cell), but it's rarely a necessity to get your water clear. it's mainly a marketing ploy. stick with shock, lots of chlorine tabs, and daily backwashing until it's clear.
Use vitamin C tablet in a sock and rub over the yellow areas. Comes right off.
Yes you can. The question is not about the salt is about whether your pool is sanitary or not and that has to do with your chlorine level mostly.
It definitely can if...1. Salt system is properly sized to your pool.2. Water balance is up to manufacturer specifications.3. You run your pump the right amount of hours.4. The output of your salt system is at the right level.
Yes you do. Every manufacturer will give you different instructions on how to do it. The most accepted method is to add the salt at the shallow end of your pool, then brush it around while the salt system is off, the pump must stay on however. Always wait a few days to recheck your salt level or run...
It depends who you ask. Our store has sold and installed every make and model there is for the last 20 years or so. In our experience the Hayward "AquaRite" is the best. Easy to use, does not break often, parts are readily available everywhere and are not overly expensive. The unit does not excel in...
Yes. Because Inflatable Pools is generally made of 0.55mm PVC  Tarpaulin which isHigh-strength, fire-resistant and waterproof.
no, and I think you mean "salt water chlorine generator" not "salt water pump"
try the chlorine free solar powered swimming pool next to Madre Tierra restaurant, on the grounds of Rancho de Caldera eco-project in west Panama's Boquete district. Nearby, in Caldera village, there are also mineral hot springs.
They're no more or less sanitary than chlorinated pools.
Salt water is a very efficient electrical conductor, in pool applications the current used is low voltage DC to prevent high voltage AC electrocution. In the chlorine generators electronics circuit board there is a DC current sensor set with a value of -/+. If the salt content is low it takes more...
Salt systems are compatible with all algaecides except those that are Sodium Bromide based. This algaecides are typically marketed under the name "Yellow Shock" check the active ingredient on the algaecide before you use it.
Repel, mosquito larvae can not survive in salt water.
Pool with water with added salt should do nothing more than normal water to you, unless you have an open wound or some other serious condition. Sea has salt and dirt in it and there are no cases of seawater contact damaging health.
A good entrance would be to cannon ball right it no stopping.
Salt systems are rated for the maximum size pool in gallons that they can maintain. This sizing only applies to a pool that is barely used and does not get much debris or sunlight. In all other pools you should go 1.5 times bigger on the salt system than the size of the pool itself. For example a 10...
Absolutely nothing unless there are too many people peeing. (...or someone sees you and you get reprimanded or smacked in the mouth for it)
You can swim in a pool without chlorine or salt they just keep the pool clean. but if you do it can give you bad skin
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No. Gold resists salt very effectively. a good example is gold that has been found in sunken treasure still being in perfect condition. the concentration of salt in a saltwater pool is very low, about the same as that in your tears or blood.
taste the water to se if salty if not add some bags of salt if so clean cell in 1 part acid 10 parts water ,cell should be shinney and clean if all of this is ok test output from transformer with a multimeter ..
Clogged interior parts, decreased horizontal expansion, and delayed vertical extension are ways in which saltwater affects the growth of grass. That is the scenario for grasses which are intolerant of brackish and salty waters. The outcome will be not only stunted growth in the best of interactions...
Well it all depends...usually in Florida the day temps are warm but the nights are cold and thats what makes the water cold. The water temps are usually in the 50s and maybe low 60s at the beaches so it would probably range from 55-65 degrees in a unheated pool. March may get alittle warmer but...
you can go to walmart or sams club
The only disadvantage of a salt system is the initial cost. Other than that they are better in every way than adding chlorine to your pool. The level of chlorine in a typical salt pool is always lower, the water feels nicer. The chlorine that you add has additives (Caustic Soda for example) the salt...
i also use a 5000 gallon pool above ground and i use a 1 1/2hp pump. with a sand filter.
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You can but is not recommended. Rock salt takes longer to dissolve and it can stain your pool because it contains impurities.
I got a salt water chlorinator from Canadian Tire. Missed the sale so it was around $300 last year. Put it in line after the filter and before the return. Add the water and stabilize the Ph. Then get the chlorine set up with pool shock. Wait a day for everything to stabilize while filtering. Add the...
recirculate is a function o a pool pump system that draws in water from the pool, through the pump, bypassing the filter and going straight back into the pool. Its usefull for evenly spreading chemicals through the water that you dont want in the filter such as flocculant