How do you close a salt chlorinated pool if before the salt chlorine generator you would shock the pool and add algaecide but you have never had to do this with the salt system?
the same as before. whoever told you that you didnt have to shock and use algaecide lied. Answer the same as before. whoever told you that you didnt have to shock and use algaecide lied.
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Foam can come from: 1. Soap 2. Certain algaecides 3. Organic debris. Answer:. Soap- Thoroughly rinse toys and swimsuits before allowing them in the pool. This is a good practice anyway, especially if they have been used in any "natural" water (pond, lake, ocean) since that can introduce things muc…h worse than soap to your pool (ie: Red Algae). Algaecides- Inexpensive "...alkyl-dimethyl..." type algaecides will foam. Upgrade to a non-foaming "poly" type. Also, avoid copper algaecides and avoid the green hair. Any foaming algaecide currently in the water will steadily break down and go away.. Organic stuff- By the time you can see algae it has been growing in the water for some time. This can foam if the water is churned up (aerated). Try a good dose of CHLORINE SHOCK (not non-chlorine shock). This should burn-off the organics!. If your salt-generator has a "shock" cycle, that might work but "shocking" in the truest sense means QUICKLY raising the chlorine level in the water. With the generators I'm familier with, they shock by simply running longer giving you a higher chlorine level but at a slower rise to that level. Algae can develop a resistance to this slower method. (MORE)
It would be fine to add chlorine, but do it in each corner of the pool. You will not do any harm to the system. Make sure your pool water is balanced. This requires a good proper kit like they use at the pool shops, or have it tested at a computerized pool teting centre. The old large kit that tests… for acid levels around 4"x6" is the size of the blue plastic box and roughly 80-100 dollars. a little more salt than not enough is always better. Regards, Peter (MORE)
Makes no difference, both have chlorine, the salt is used to generate chlorine.. A salt water system as stated above does use the salt to make chlorine. However, the benefits of a salt water system are the ease of use, virtually no irritation to the eyes, and the cost of salt being less than that o…f other chlorine systems. For example, it requires approximately 25lbs of salt per 1,000gals of water per season...so if you have a 10,000gal pool it would require approx. 250lbs of salt a season. The last bags of salt I bought for our pool was $6.50 for a 50lb bag. So based on the 10,000gal scenario, I'll have a $32.50 cost per season. Way cheaper than traditional chlorine systems. Ease of use --- I have personally found it so easy to use that I don't even maintain the pool anymore and have delegated that responsibility to my 12yr old son and 10yr old daughter. Yes, they do come to me and ask me questions every now and then about what to do, but the salt water system does not usually require my hands on attention. For all intent and purposes, the salt water system is maintenance free in comparison with that of a traditional chlorine system. The salt water system is so easy to use by the average pool owner that they do not require the use of a professional pool maintence company for chemical management. Which means a savings of a lot of $$$ per season. Hope this helps.---dmt (MORE)
What pool salt chlorinator system is better - polaris which requires some chlorine and shock treatment or the ultrapure turbo shock ozone generators that supposedly do not require any shock ever?
Answer . Of the two I would recommend the Polaris system. Don't go for gadgets and feature, go for a simple reliable unit. Polaris will use more dependable, attainable parts.. Up to a short time ago I would have agreed with you completely. However I installed a new maganblu salt water system for… my pool and this puts every thing I have seen before to shame different kind of salt and different filter media in the sand filter.. A: You still have to add chlorine some to the water to sanitize the water. To rely wholy upon the other systems is not wise.. Another Answer . The UltraPure Ozone Generator is not a stand alone system. You will still require a 0.5 to 1ppm Chlorine or Bromine residual. The UltraPure Ozone Generator will handle the bulk of the oxidation work (60-80%) that the Chlorine would normally be required to handle, leaving the Chlorine available to handle the sanitation, not oxidation. (MORE)
It depends what you are looking for. If you want to keep the pool clean year-round the salt-water filter is best.If you want to close your pool down for the winter season and open it again in spring, then chlorine is best choice. I have had both and i prefered salt water. The water is a little foggi…er but still is clean. I have spent less money in the long run on cleaning and supplies. I enjoyed chlorine but had to change it because one of the family members was allergic. I have been happy with my change to salt water.Just be careful with opening your eyes and swallowing the water.It's not near as bad as the ocean and actually not that noticable. It took about 4 pool parties for anyone to really realize. A: in the above answer, if the water is still foggy then it is not being maintained properly. As a note here - - - a salt pool IS a chlorinated pool. You are just adding the chlorine in a different manner. You should not be able to taste the salt in a salt system pool! The salt system is just more automated - - - only difference. (MORE)
salt cells wear out . Yes, The salt cell which turns salt into chlorine can wear out - usual life span 5 to 7 years, if you are not getting a reading on your chlorinator dial then your salt cell will probably need replacing.. A: yes on both parts of question. The salt controller should have that… to display when levels get out of tolerance. k (MORE)
Salt water pools are very nice . Yes. A chlorine generator will only work when your pool water has a salinity level of 2700 to 3500 ppm, thereby making it a salt water pool.
Answer . Follow the manual or the bag of salt instructions. You are not adding enough salt at one time. You may have a leak. And with refilling the pool you are diluting the chemistry balance. Go back to square one and read what needs to be done. k
If the chlorine generator inst run sufficient time or there is a period where an exesive amount of bio material enters the water a litle additional chlorine may at times be an advantage rather then run the filtration equipment longer.
Answer . I suggest you drink a spoonful. If you have a saltwater pool it will taste like the ocean. If it tastes like the local swimming baths, it's tapwater loaded with chlorine to kill things that are presumably all over your body, as you're the only one using it.. Go to the filter and see if …you can see an attachment connected to the pipes that looks like it has plates in it like a battery with wire running to it this will usually be the highest part of the piping. if it has this and the water tastes salty in the pool you have a salt water pool. However it sounds like you need some instruction so I suggest you have a talk with your pool shop about your system, and all will be revealed (MORE)
No because a salt water pool makes its own chlorine. however if you find that the chlorinator cant keep up with the demand you may need to ad stabilizer (cyanuric acid) to stop chlorine loss.
chlorine is generated from salt by a process called electrolysis. The salt water passes through an electrically charged cell. this process physically separates the "sodium chloride" molecule, which produces chlorine.
A chlorine pool is a pool that one puts chlorine in as it is required. A salt water pool is still a chlorine pool, however salt is added to the water of the pool and as the water is filtered it is also drawn through a chlorine generator that converts a part of the salt in the water into chlorine. … Until recently the salt used in all saltwater pools was sodium Chloride or common salt, Many people say that the water feels nicer to swim in then straight fresh water. a slight draw back is the taste of the water and the fact that the salt in the water is not good for the ground around the pool. and back wash has to go to waste rather then being reused for the gardens etc. Most pool shops will be able to guide you in you choice of this type of saltwater chlorine generator. A new concept in salt water pools is the use of salts that can improve the environment rather then detract from it. This is being done with the use of Magnesium and Potassium Chloride , these salt are very pleasant to swim in having a softening and relaxing effect on the skin. When it comes time to backwash using it for watering the garden benefits it as these chlorides are in short supply naturally. This system is quite new to Australia and to date I only know of 1 distributor, Magnablu by poolrite. (MORE)
A salt water pool is a chlorine pool. The difference is that in a normal fresh water pool you have to add the chlorine as it is required. In the case of the salt water pool salt is added to the pool which is int urn run through a chlorine generator that is installed on the pipe leading from the fi…lter to the pool. The chlorine generator electronically separates chlorine gas out of the salt water which then dissolves into the water automatically maintaining chlorine levels. The adidion of salt to the water makes it more pleasant to swim in and you are spared having to handle and store chlorine at home. but the problem is you are still swimming in Chlorine and now you are also swimming in sodium. (MORE)
Rock salt works just fine in mine. That is the cheapest salt you can buy for water softeners. Another view Using the wrong type salt - use pool salt - can cause you to loose your salt generator prematurely or have expensive repairs to be done to it. What you save in the difference of the cost …of salt will be offest by the early repair of your pool equipment. NOT A GOOD IDEA. (MORE)
Who builds the best car? It's tough to make the call, and if you ask 5 people you are likely to get at least 4 different answers. I've been selling the Jandy Aqua Pure systems since they came on the market and had few issues. That said I've also sold the Pentair InteliChlor, Hayward Aqua Rite. Both …for not as long as the Jandy unit AND both with as few problems. Each are a bit different, you have to see the advantages of all and compare that to your needs. Some integrate with different control systems better, some have more flexable plumbing options. Local availibility of the systems and thir parts is also somthing you should think about. (MORE)
If by liquid chlorine you mean bleach (sodium hypochlorite aqueous solution), yes you can. Liquid bleach is preferable to powdered chlorine in any situation because it doesn't increase calcium levels. A salt water chlorine generator decomposes the salt into sodium hypochlorite and hypochlorous acid …which decomposes into chlorine gas. (MORE)
Do you have a system installed at the equipment pad that willconvert the salt to chlorine? If not, then NO!.
What should be done if your Pool Service treats your salt water pool as a Chlorinated pool and adds chlorine shock to your salt water pool by mistake?
Get over it. He made a mistake. You may point it out to him nicely of course. BTW it does not hurt or he may have felt that the pool needed it. BTW there is a mode in the salt system to shock the pool thru the system. precipitation
You can add algaecide to a salt water pool just make sure that you are allowed to use the type of algaecide you have in mind chlorinators don't necessarily agree with metal based algaecides.
Yes. The salt is run through a chlorinator that changes the salt to chlorine. It won't do it by itself so you have to buy the generator to do this.
A Salt water pool is a chlorine pool. The difference is that in the case of a saltwater pool there is a chlorinater fited inline that converts the salt into chlorine automaticaly, Meaning that you don't have to purchace any chlorine to keep up chlorine levels.
Simple just turn of the salt chlorinator and start treating it as a chlorine pool. A salt water pool is in fact a chlorine pool . the salt in the ater is converted into chlorine gass ellectronicaly and then desolved into the water. If you want to convert to the old way of chlorinating, simply keep a…n eye on chlorine levels and dont run the chlorinator. Ignore the salt it will weaken over time. (MORE)
there is a specified range that salt should be. If too much salt was put in the only way to decrease the ppm reading would be to drain water from the pool and refill..
First try shocking it like a normal fresh water pool scrub the sides and bottom to loosen of the algae allow it to settle to the bottom and vacuum to waste. If that doesnt works throw in algaecide as well. If that doesn't work do the above and follow it up with a flocculent follow the instructions a…nd you should have the situation under control after a few days. (MORE)
Pros: No need to manually add liquid or tab sanitizer, when set up properly the sanitizer does no spike as with other sanitization methods easier on some equipment and vinyl liners, less maintenance (not maintenance free), softer "feel" of the water (same principal as a home water softener), Cons…: CAN be harder on some equipment if not maintained and set properly, very few people (> l%) can feel a "trickle charge" in the water (about the same as you tongue on a near dead 9V battery) (MORE)
The fact that you use Salt Chlorine Generator does not change much. Just as before your best to take a water sample in to your local dealer to get tested and they can tell you what you need to do.
Don't be confused, all a salt system does is perpetually produce chlorine, you still have chlorine in your pool. The advantage is you don't have to go to the pool shop and buy chlorine to add on a regular basis. And if you think about the chlorine level when you, on a weekly basis, add 10L of chl…orine. When you do that the chlorine level spikes then fades away until next time. That spike is hard on every part of your pool. With a salt system there is no large spike as it's making little bits of chlorine every few minutes. What you have to be cautious about with a salt system is that it's not maintenance free. You still have to make sure the rest of your water chemistry is on par. AND you can't just put the system on, set it to 100% and walk away. In most cases you can set the system to 20-30% production and that is more then enough! (MORE)
Magnablu This is in my opinion the best salt water chlorinator available I have seen one operating for over a year now and have never seen the pool as clean and trouble free. The system is based on magnesium and potassium chloride instead of the sodium chloride that is normally used in swimming pool…s. sodium chloride Magnesium and potassium chloride are actually good for you physically and the backwash water is good for the garden. Swimmers that use the pol report that the water feels better and leaves them feeling better then the old system did. (MORE)
Salt water pools are chlorine pools, the difference is that a fresh water pool has chlorineadded by the operator, while a salt water pool has a chlorine generator that electronically creates chlorine while the filtration system is running I does this by separating chlorine gas out of the salt in the… water and dissolving it back into the water. most salt water chlorinator pools use common salt or sodium chloride, which is the same as the salt found in sea water, only at a much lower concentration. A new system is available now that that uses magnesium chloride and sodium chloride, the advantage with this is that it is not harmful to use the backwash for watering the garden and it has a therapeutic effect on swimmers. (MORE)
If you have a salt water pool then you have a chlorine generating system. In a salt water pool through an electric process, the sodium turns into Sodium Hypochlorite. (Chlorine / Bleach ). Now to answer your question: With a chlorine generator system the majority of expense is up front with the uni…t itself and then when you have to replace the cell. A cell will usually last about 5 years.. With chlorine you simply pay for the chlorine as needed.. I've had some customers (the Lady's say the salt makes there skin feel smoother. I personally don't notice a difference. (MORE)
Most salt water chlorinaters have a setting that reduces the amount of chlorine produced check with the instructions or manufacturer. another way is to run the system less often this however may lead to insufficient filtration time. As a last resort time the chlorinater separately from the pump but …make sure the power for it will only work when the pump is in operation Any exes of chlorine in the water at any given time will dissipate naturally (MORE)
\nYes, just install the chlorine generator and add the salt. Your new system will replace the need for residual chlorine.
Absolutely!\n. \nIt is very common for customers to want the feel of saltwater without the chlorine generator.\n. \nALL CHLORINE POOLS CONTAIN SALT.\n. \nChlorine reverts back to salt when used so every pool that has chlorine in it also has salt.\n. \nthepoolandspawarehouse.com
Normally you should not have too, however if the chlorinator cant keep up with the demand you may have too. get the system checked if this is happening.
Normally the salt/chlorine generator creates the chlorine as the system is running. This is accomplished by the chlorine unit sending a low voltage charge of electricity into the water as it flows through the inline unit and makes contact with the fins inside. When this occurs a separation takes p…lace of the salt(sodium chloride) and the chlorine is then free to sanitize the water. The sodium is still in the water suspended for awhile and then reconnects with the leftover chlorine to be recycled through the system again and again. (MORE)
opening a pool is different then closing a pool because opening the pool is when the pool is all filled up with water an fixed an has chlorine in it and closing the pool is if u don't have no chlorine in it and it is not fixed or don't have no water in it
it has electrodes that breaks down a piece of salt to produce chlorine. Jandy, Hayward, and Pool Pilot make good ones.
Yes as a mater of fact that is what salt water pool normally is. With a salt water pool there is a electronic salt water chlorinator installed that uses the salt in the water to create chlorine. However if you don't have a salt water chlorinator and prefer the feeling of a salt water pool then there… is no reason not to add salt to the pool as well as keeping up the chlorine yourself. (MORE)
Can you add salt to a liquid chlorinated pool We've just had a pool installed with a liquid chlorine system and the installers mistakenly filled it with salt They are telling us it will be OK?
Yes You can. As a matter of fact the salt will actually make the water feel better to swim in. In a salt water pool the concentration of salt is about the same as that you would find in tear drops, this makes the water easier on the eyes. Salt water pools are in fact chlorinated pools where the salt… in the water is run through a chlorinator that produces the chlorine electronically. So there is nothing to worry about. (MORE)
Salt water pools have their own chlorinators built into the system. However if this is broken down or under performing you can augment it with any sort of pool chlorine.
Since a saltwater pool is actually a chlorinated water system, you want to use a chlorine based oxidizer. Follow the instructions on the package for dosage, and precautions.
No not alll. I had a chlorine system first. We transitioned to a salt system with no problems.
That depends on the size of your pool and the level of salt your chlorine generator needs to properly function (usually 3200-3400ppm). If you do not have a quality salt test, I recommend bringing a sample of your water to a local pool store to be tested. Bring your chlorine generator's manual with y…ou and they will help you find where it shows how much salt to add. If your pool has been low on chlorine for more than a day or two, or if the water is cloudy or green, you will need to add some liquid chlorine to assist the chlorine generator in clearing it up. (MORE)
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 no…t known. (MORE)
The salt in the water is not effective unless the pump is running, which generates chlorine. So yes, extra sanitizer will need to be added. Check sanitizer once a week to ensure
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
Dial out put to maximum if after a normal cycle there is no increase in Cl it probably isn't working.
Yes, you can. We have a pool in Crete that uses salinated water. You need a special system that converts some of the salt into chlorine. This means that the water is much less chlorinated than most standard pools. Our system has worked really well through one complete season with temperatures in the… high 30's (Centigrade!). You still need the chlorine to some extent as this is the fungicide. I do not think it appropriate here to push one system over any others, but our originates in Australia, and works really well. (MORE)
How much salt do you add to a non salt water pool We do not have a true salt water system we have a chlorine pool but want to add salt can we do this and how?
40 lbs per 1000 gallons use pure water softener salt just pour it in the leave pump runing pool will start clearing up the first day salt will be gone over night . more is not better do not exceed this formula it will not speed up this process. i have been using this formula for ten years with no pr…oblems (MORE)