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Dishwasher salt is, however, the same as softener salt as used in water softeners for houses. You could use granular or tablet form. It's approximately one third to one quarter of the price per pound /kilo. You may be causing more harm to the pool & equipment by using other type salt. The savings from the wrong salt could result in replacing major components of the pool system. Not a good idea. Use what is recommended - there is a reason for those recommendations.
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Where can you buy the salt used in swimming pools?

Answer . home depot 50lb bags are $3.48 for the morton salt solar kiln dried at least in seattle. Look for 99.8% pure Sodium Chloride (NaCl) without Iodine or the Anti-Caking additive, Yellow Prussiate of Soda (YPS). Iodine and YPS can cause a localized tint to the water or yellow staining on th (MORE)

Does the salt in a saltwater swimming pools harm the equipment?

Salt Harming Equipment A salt system can harm the equipment in a "runaway chlorine" environment which can be common if the unit isn't operated properly or if water isn't tested and balanced regularly. In a runaway chlorine environment, the chlorine created by the salt system could potential dissolv (MORE)

What is wrong if your kids' feet bleed after they swim in your salt pool?

me too My daughter's feet bleed when she gets out of the pool and I have no idea why, any body have an idea???? Yes, Your pool plaster is very rough. It probably has never had adequate pH or total alkalinity levels. Ph problems can cause very etched plaster making it like glass shards if the pH has (MORE)

How do you correct too much salt in an indoor swimming pool?

Answer . Buy an Hydro-electric Salt absorber and use it at least once every two days (or as required).. Um, sounds expensive. You might try draining off a small portion of the water and refill the pool with fresh water. This may have to be done more if you did not dilute with enough fresh water. (MORE)

Do you have to buy pool salt for your swimming pool or can you use water softening salt?

You can use either type of salt, but the salt for pools is better because it dissolves very quickly. 40 lbs bags cost around $6 at major home improvement chains.. It is highly recommended to use nothing but pool salt for chlorine generated pools.. YOU CAN NOT USE "EITHER" TYPE OF SALT!!! To save a (MORE)

What kind of salt can you use in a chlorine generator for swimming pool?

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 (MORE)

How do you control Algae in your salt water swimming pools?

The same as in any chlorine pool toss a bit of extra chlorine in for starters, if this does not help get some algaecide from your pool shop. Not be careful that you use the right kind of algaecide as metal based products don't necessarily agree with salt water chlorinators.

What is a free form salt water swimming pool?

The term "free form" with regard to pools is the shape of the pool. The pool has no straight edges or sides as in a rectangular or round pool. The pool coping has varying curves.

Where can you find salt water pools that are used for competitive swimming?

There aren't any. Salt water is bad for swimming competitively because the salt in the water burns the swimmers skin after a while in the water and they because dehydrated and they become thirsty. But if you were to conduct a event where there was a need for a salt water pool then you could probably (MORE)

Can you change a fresh water swimming pool to a salt water swimming pool and keep the same water pump?

No You can't. We have found that changing the water to a salt water chlorination system does affect your swimming pool pump and heater if you have one. Over time the "salt water" will affect the working components of the pump and will corrode. That especially applies to a heater system if one is att (MORE)

Are ants attracted to salt system swimming pools?

Ants are not necessarily attracted to your salt system for yourswimming pool. However, they are attracted to rotting leaves andother organisms found by a swimming pool. To get rid of ants aroundyour pool you can spray a 40 percent water, 40 percent rubbingalcohol, and 20 percent dish soap around the (MORE)

Uv versus salt system for swimming pools?

Why not use both. UV creates Trivailant Oxygen (Ozone) a very powerful sanatizer. A corona discharge Ozone generator will produce more. The "salt" system is meant to replace adding chlorine to the water. The combination should prove to be easier to keep chlorine at proper levels.

How do you get your salt water pool ready for swimming?

Things to keep in mind when running a saltwater Chlorinator pool. The pool filter Has to run for long enough to produce the required amount of chlorine.. Conditioner or Cyanuric Acid Levels should be kept up to about 80ppm, Low conditioner levels will lead to a lot of the chlorine in the water bei (MORE)

What is a salt water swimming pool?

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 doesn't sting your eyes. The water isn't as harsh on clothing, eyes, skin and hair as chlorine is.

What is better chlorine or salt for a swimming pool?

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 (MORE)

What type of salt do you use for your swimming pool?

You should use Sodium Chloride Salt that is greater than 99% pure. It is common food quality salt or water softener salt and usually available in 40-80lb bags. You can also use water softener pellets but we find that they take a while longer to dissolve. Most important Do Not use rock salt, salt wit (MORE)

Can you put table salt in your swimming pool?

Yes, If you have a saltwater pool that is the same stuff as is normally used (sodium chloride). Or if you don't have a saltwater chlorinator it wont hurt.. The most common problem with salt not meant for pools is the additives that get put in them. The most common being the anticaking agent YPS (ye (MORE)

After you add salt to your pool can you swim in it?

Salt is put in pools in conjunction with what is known as a pool chlorination system usually the salt is sodium chloride which is the same as table salt. The concentration is very low and is about the same as the amount found in your tears. Salt in the water makes it more comfortable to swim in and (MORE)

Are all pool salts the same?

Most pools use sodium chloride (common salt) However there is a new arrival on the market that uses a mixture of magnesium and potassium chloride. which is being used in my pool I would highly recommend it..

How do you use salt in swimming pools?

I presume you have a salt water chlorinator. if you don't then you don't need it regardles off what anyone tells you. if you do have a salt water chlorinator then all you do is throw the whole bag in the pool as most salt bags will allow the salt to dissolve through the bag. and that's it nice and e (MORE)

Can you use salt in a swimming pool without a chlorine generator?

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. \

How do you put salt shock in your swimming pool?

If you own a salt pool and you need to raise the salt level, go buy NON-IODIZED salt and add the appropriate amount (as determined by your particular salt-chlorinator's owners' manual) to get the level to where it needs to be. The salt addition process is nothing fancy; cut the corner of the bag wit (MORE)

What is a swimming pool salt cell?

A salt cell simply takes the salt from the water and produces hypochloruus acid, or chlorine. Don't think that if you get a salt cell you'll have a chlorine free pool. you still have chlorine, you just don't manually add it, the cell takes care of that for you.

What makes a swim suit fade in salt water pool?

It is most likely the chlorine in the pool that fades colours of textiles. Perhaps the amount of chlorine being produced by the saltwater chlorinator is too high. If this is the case adjusting it down will make the pool more comfortable to swim in as well. take a sample of water to a pool shop for t (MORE)

Are children safer in a salt water swimming pool?

To stretch a point, they are slightly safer, yes- salt water has more buoyancy than fresh water, making "staying afloat" somewhat easier. That does NOT mean children can be unsupervised in a salt water pool.

Can you convert a salt water swimming pool to a chlorine water swimming pool?

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 electrical current in the pass thru on the pump assembly. A salt water system can sense how much chlorine is needed and strip ap (MORE)

What makes alga grow in salt water swimming pools?

Algae reproduce by means of spores. The oceans are always releasing these spore into the air, and any exposed water is going to have spores fall into it, which can then grow into algae, as long as there is sunlight and some mineral content to provide the algae with the necessary ingredients for grow (MORE)

What are the pros and cons of a salt water swimming pool?

The pros are that a child learning how to swim and infants can float easier. Cons:infants and people with heart problems may get sick if salt is swallowed😄 Literally a 7 year old answered this at 7:39 PM, Sunday May 20, 2012

Is it safe to swim in a salt water pool after birth?

It's kind of hard to swim in one at any other time. Most mothers-to-be aren't willing to put up with the construction equipment required to install one in utero . Well soaking in a pool of salty water is alright because you will be sure its clean but and it helps heal the wound naturally if you h (MORE)

Can you use salt water system with any swimming pool?

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 screws on skimmers and light niches might need to be upgraded to materials that won't readily corrode or be degraded. Newer poo (MORE)