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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 pool.
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 floor often to...
Answer . \nYou 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 pool pump is...
Bleach might do it.. Also investigate the cause of the stains by observing pool users.
Sodium as a byproduct from the electrolysis process used to make the chlorine (Salt is sodium chloride)
Since a saltwater pool IS a chlorinated pool (the only difference is how the chlorine is addded since it is manufactured by the SWCG and not added separately) the answer is yes.
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.
That depends on what is available in your area. whatever you use it wont make any difference where you use it.
Select the salt water chlorination system you would like to use. this will come with specifications and instructions on how to retrofit the unit onto an existing pool filtration system. It is difficult to give instructions on how to do something when the exact nature of the materials available is...
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
So long as the proper free chlorine levels are maintained you should have nothing to worry about. That is what the chlorine is meant to do.
The first thing to do is make sure you have a leak. and it is not just evaporation that is giving you your problem. you can do this by just taking a bucket and filling it with pool water. mark the water level in the bucket and in the pool. Stand the bucket next to the pool without disturbing the...
Are you getting power to the chlorinating cell. You can see tiny bubbles forming like a fine mist around the elements when they are working.
Assuming your pool is set up properly with all suction points safely installed and isolated from the swimming area. There is no reason not to swim with the filtration equipment running. As a matter of fact it is preferable to have the filters running while the pool is in use.
Answer . \nyou 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
Get an algaecide and follow the instructions. it makes no difference what sort of pool you have.
work out how much acid is required and put the acid into a bucket with some water already added. Be careful not to splash as it is corrosive and particularly harmful if yo get it in your eyes (wear protective eye gear). with that done simply distribute the solution around the pool.
it is an illusion. salt water pools have softer feeling water and may put you under the impression that it is warmer. however there is no difference between a salt water pool or a fresh water pool.
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.
TDS (Total Disolved Solids) in general make the water taste salty. Specifically sodium from the chlorine you add. Draining is the only way to get rid of the salty taste.
Although one bag of shock does treat usually 10,00 gallons, that is assuming a clear pool to start with. Since you had an algae infestation, more shock will be required. A simple rule of thumb is when treating problem water to double or even triple shock the pool. Simply put, there wasn't enough...
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.
No do not.....You need proper start up and maintenance in order for conversion to work properly. Soft water will destroy interior of pool. For more info on conversions Email me. This transition has to be done correctly. In excellence: Diamond Water Bob
Yes you can keep on using the same filters as before.
No. You are covered with skin. The pool water if it is unbalanced can have a negative effect on anything that contains calcium, but only if it is in the acid range, then you would see the effect on plaster, metal and teeth. Keep in mind this is a very extreme case but is has happened at least once...
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::...
Copper, check your tablets or algaecides or maybe you have a heater.
I have used a product called Algone. You can find it at some pet stores here in W. PA or find it online. Its a safe effective way to remove algae from all kinds of aquariums and ponds.
Not really a big deal more corrosive but the answer is salt because of electrolysis.
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.
until it is empty stupid/ Contrary to Einsteins answer do not drain your above ground pool completely. This will take all the pressure off of your liner and cause it to start shrinking which will cause damage to your liner. Connect a water hose and have water continuously flowing into your pool. You...
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
Most chlorine generators require a salt content in the water of a pool 2500 to 6000 ppm
Probably what is happening is the leaves or foliage is getting into the water and they are very acidic. The other thing would be if you are still using tablets and chlorine is going up this will also decrease the level.
Think of your pool as a large pot you are preparing a meal. If you taste your meal and it is to salty you add fresh water or more of other unsalted ingredients to dilute. Salt pools are a common since thing. The only answer is something or someone is diluting the salt concentration in the water....
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
mabye cause the people that go in the pool (WARNING= dont drink pool water
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.
A pool vacuum works by using the suction from your pool pump. Once the vacuum is connected to the pump, usually through a connection in your pool's skimmer (a separate compartment next to your pool), debris is pulled through the vacuum hose to the filter where it is removed from the water. Pool...
Plants have different tolerances to salt. Most pools are between 4 and 6% salt. Therefore it depends on the tree and the % of salt in the water. However I say the answer is yes.
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)...
This could be caused by a number of things; low stabilizer, low salt, dirty filter, bad chlorinator or all the above. Have your water tested for all your balancing chemicals. Your pool may just need to be shocked with good old chlorine. Automatic chlorinators are for maintaining a regular chlorine...
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 PVCTarpaulin which isHigh-strength, fire-resistant and waterproof.