Is the water in a salt water pool harder on surrounding plants than traditional chlorine pools?
Saline systems being sold today operate on a pool water salinity of only 3000ppm or so. Older systems used higher salinities - 4000-6000ppm. Considering ones tears are only approx 9000ppm, you can see that the pool water salinity is very mild. In 30+ years dealing with salt systems for pools, I have not come across any plants, or grass types, which were adversely effected by the salt water from the pool. No doubt there are some very delicate plants which might suffer from the salt, but these are not the normal plants you'd find around a pool. Answer I have a large salt water pool all my landscaping was put in a year ago and has grown faster then I want it too. It is all lush and green.Also my two dogs drink it all day every day with no problems.
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Answer . \n"Salt water" pools use electrolytic reaction to turn the mild saline content of the pool into Hypochlorous acid. When any type of chlorine is added to water it A…LL makes the SAME thing: Hypochlorous acid. It does not matter if it is Sodium Hypochlorite (liquid chlorine), Tri-chlor and Di-chlor or Lithium based, Cal-hypo or even gas chlorine--it all makes Hypochlorous acid. Hypochlorous acid is the active sanitizer; this is what kills algae and other harmful stuff in the water.\n. \nHumans have a salt taste threshold of around 3,500 ppm. Most chlorine generators require a salt content of 2500 - 6000 ppm in the pool.\n. \nThe main difference is that many people, given long exposure to the chemical type chlorinated water, experience red, itchy skin, red, burning eyes, and even discoloration of their hair. Swimming in a mild saline solution is much like taking a shower in soft water. Swimming in a standard chlorinated pool leaves a feeling that the skin dries quicker upon exiting the pool. You may also feel or see a whitish residual chlorine flaking on the skin. In a salt-water pool (one with a chlorine generator) the water feels smooth and your skin feels smooth.\n. \nThe real downside to a salt water system is that it does change the way you do maintain water chemistry. It is very important to follow directions carefully with regard to water chemistry, especially in maintaining a proper pH balance. Too high or too low pH can relatively quickly ruin a vinyl liner. It really is simply a matter of keeping up with the water chemistry and not letting the pH get too high before trying to adjust it. Overall, the water chemistry does get easier, but there is a small learning curve.
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 foggier 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.
Salt water critters? . I'm in the pool service business and maintain both salt water and traditional pools in the Las Vegas Valley. While there are not many wild animals in… the city, I have not noticed any difference in the number of "urban" critters (i.e. birds, bugs, dogs, cats, squirrels, etc) visiting my salt water pools versus my traditional pools.. A: a salt water pool are one and the same. The only difference is that the chlorine is made in the pool the other is that the chlorine is added by hand - - - manually.
yes There is very little salt in a saltwater pool compared to sea water,however as a result of this there is likely to be more corrosion but in 25 years I have never had any… problems with it.
Please do your research on swimming pools with salt systems! A salt system is simply a chlorine generator. The only difference is that the chlorine (sodium hypochlorite) is …made fresh on site.
No its about the same
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 automatic…aly, Meaning that you don't have to purchace any chlorine to keep up chlorine levels.
A SALT POOL IS THE SAME AS A CHLORINE POOL. however, instead of adding the chlorine manually it is manufactured automatically by the chlorine generator. Please read the manual… . Don't tell anybody but I love salt generators. I am a pool remodeling contractor and I make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year repairing the damage these things do. Unfortunately many contractors are now taking them off their pools at home after seeing the damage they do and are now requiring their customers to sign hold harmless waivers absolving them of responsibility for any damage caused by the salt or the generator.
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 oft…en 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
A salt water pool is a chlorine pool. the difference is that in a salt water pool the chlorine is added automatically by a chlorinated that works electronically and with a chl…orine pool you have to put the chlorine in your self. Salt water pool are by far the more pleasant to swim in. Chlorine because it will kill germs
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 int…o the water as it flows through the inline unit and makes contact with the fins inside. When this occurs a separation takes place 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.
Unless you're in Australia I wouldn't imagine they are, but a salt water pool is a chlorine pool. The only difference is chlorine is generated on site rather than transported …and added to the pool in the form of granules or capsules. As more people become aware of this process the change to salt water pools is becoming more prevalent in areas. why would you want to go to a store to pick up, store and handle a potentially dangerous chemical if you can produce it on site without having to handle it and only when needed? The purpose of a chlorine generator is to separate the sodium and choline modules in salt to use the choline as a pool sanitizer. The salt required in the pool to produce this chlorine is a low level (around 3200 ppm). less that the human body contains naturally (around 9000 ppm), and considerably less than the ocean contains (around 35000 ppm). Salt is also a natural water softener that makes the water feel more comfortable to bathe in. osmosis is less present in a salt water pool so you don't feel as "dried out" after swimming in one.
In Swimming Pools
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.
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In Swimming Pools
yes because salt water is not harming any fish or marine life so it is environmentally friendly.
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Chloraminated pools are saltwater.
In Swimming Pools
Salt water pools are really saline pools. The salt content is much less than natural sea water. You can barely taste the salt in the pool. Chlorine pools hurt your eyes , whi…le salt water pools do not.