When backwashing a salt water pool will the water kill plants and flowers?
Answer Ok, the answer is yes, depending on what plants you are talking about, if you are talking about epsom salts that is a good thing for some plants. Also magnesium, and try to direct your pool discharge away from your landscape. The art of pool water discharge is easy. PVC pipe is very helpful, or try a flat rubber hose as an alternate. No, salt is actually good for plants believe it or not. I know for my tomato plants, I put a little bit of epson salt in the hole where I plant my tomatoes, unless of course you were to flood your plants completely. I agree some salts are necessary for plants however the type of salt used in most swimming pools is Sodium Chloride or Common salt, while a bit of this stuff is not necessarily going to do too much harm you could end up with a build up of salt that will harm the soil and some of the plants. Salt contamination of the soil is a big problem throughout Australia. However a new salt water system system using Magnesium and potassiums chloride is actually good for the plants, but this stuff is only just coming onto the pool market.
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Terrestrial plants that are able to survive in or very close to seaor brak water are called Halophytes , this means that theyare able to either process salt water or extract water from saltwater. Most plants cannot survive on sea/ saline or brak water, as theprocess of osmosis that enables water t…o be drawn into the rootscannot work due to the high concentrations of salt; in fact theprocess is reversed and water is drawn out of the roots and intothe saline soil. Here are some saltwater plants. Red Mangrove Propagule Shaving Brush Plant Halimeda Plant Kelp on Rock, Smooth Leaf Kelp on Rock, Grape Maiden's Hair Plant Mermaid's Fan Plant Chaetomorpha Algae - Aquacultured Ulva Lettuce Algae - Aquacultured If looking for a tree in addition to Mangrove, in laboratory testsRussian Olive has been found capable of surviving extremely sodicconditions. Check to see if this tree is invasive in your area. (MORE)
Yes. The salt water will cause soil salinity which will damage most plants currently growing and will have lasting and environmentally damaging effects. The salt water needs to be diluted with fresh water to attain a salt level of 2 (dS/m) or less. An alternative would be to evaporate the wate…r off and recover the salt for re-use. Have a look here for specific information on the effect of saline soil on plants. http://ag.arizona.edu/gardening/news/articles/12.15.html . Saltwater and Plants . It depends on the kind of plants that are there. For example, if you have plants that are immune to salt water (i.e. mangrove trees), they won't be harmed. If the plants are not immune to salt water (i.e. your garden crops), they will be harmed. (MORE)
Answer . That is a very unusual question! Anything in this world has pluses and minuses. When it comes to salt water pools the pluses are more, but here to the best of my knowledge are the minuses.. The pH will climb up. About once a week you will have to add some pH decreaser.. The Stabilizer …has to be maintained between 50-70 ppm. It will have to be added about once every 30-60 days.. You lose salt with the addition of fresh water, i.e. rain snow tap or well water.. About every 3-5 years you will have to replace the electrolytic cell usually about 350-600 dollars.. The salt can have a negative effect on the stainless steel handrails, ladders and associated bolts.. Salt generation is the best thing since chlorine tablet feeders it makes taking care of the pool very simple and the salt water is great for your skin and it feels great. (MORE)
What is backwashing and if you have a salt pool does it mean to drain the pool and clean the filter and chlorinator cell and then add fresh water?
Answer . I'm not sure about a pool, but with a hot tub, backwashing refers to reversing the flow of water through the filter so as to flush the filter of the sediment it has collected. There should be a valve on the inlet side of the filter that diverts (reverses) the flow of water. Assuming your… filter is working properly, you should rarely have to drain and refill the pool. Hope that helps.. Call a pool service to have them do a show and tell about your pool. The one time charge will be well worth it. Take a lot of notes because you will never remember all the advice. (MORE)
When you backwash your pool why does the water come out forcefully when other pools in the neighborhood seem to trickle?
Answer . Each time I backwash my pump head, the water comes out with extreme force. It has only trickled when something was going wrong. The pump may have been drawing air or the heads were dirty. During backwashing and rinsing, the water should be coming out with force. The pump pressure sh…ould even be lower when you return to filtering.. Answer . Each time I backwash my pump head, the water comes out with extreme force. It has only trickled when something was going wrong. The pump may have been drawing air or the heads were dirty. During backwashing and rinsing, the water should be coming out with force. The pump pressure should even be lower when you return to filtering. (MORE)
If you are using chlorine at present then all you need do is get the right amount salt from your pool shop. along with the saltwater chlorination equipment your pool shop wil be able to advise you on this as well. The actual job should not take more then a couple of hours.
Redirect to the street via PVC pipe or "discharge hose" if codes permit. Redirect to a sewer line. With the latter you must be careful that the waste water from the filter does not overflow into the toilet or bath tub or shower.
Clean the leaves and rubbish from the bottom , clean the filtration system, clean out the leaf baskets, clean out any build up of in the chlorine generator, Make sure there is sufficient water in the pool to cover the static skimmer. Check that the pump works. All pools are different after standin…g for a period of time so at this point I would take a sample of pool water in a clean bottle from about an arms length down from the surface and take it to a pool shop where it can be tested and advice given depending on the results. make sure you mention that it is a saltwater pool.. (MORE)
Salt water pools do not hurt your eyes if you swim underwater. . They also are good on your hair and to not leave huge tangles and is safe on color treated hair. . Salt water pools do not smell like chemicals when you walk near them. . You don't have to fool around with chemicals when starting yo…ur pool you just add salt or water when it tells you to. Without getting into a scientific explanation, you add about 3,000 pounds of salt to an average size pool, The salt water running through the generator creates chlorine. You still have chlorine in your pool, just not via liquid, tabs or granules. Since the generator runs when your pool system runs, you tend to get more even distribution and levels rather than adding chlorine manually once or twice a week. Many people say they like the way the salt feels on their skin, even though the salt level is much lower than your tears. The disadvantages of the system are initial cost of the generator, you have to clean the salt cell regularly (if you don't you'll be forking out another $600 for a replacement) and you will use more muriatic acid than a traditional chlorine pool uses. You still have to test your salt pool water at least weekly for pH, alkalinity and calcium. (MORE)
WHen yo speak of salt water pools, I am assuming you are speaking of a salt chlorinated pool. Pools that use salt as a means of chlorination have a few advantages. The feel of the water: The water in a salt chlorinated pool feels really soft on the skin. Smell: The water does not have the heavy …smell of chlorine. Your clothes and skin do not smell like wchlorine when you get out of the water. Cost: You do not have to buy chlorine and add it daily. Instead you buy a salt chlorinator and the salt chlorinator turns the salt into chlorine. Maintenance is much lower. You still have to check for pH and monitor the other chemical, but overall it is much easier to maintain. Eyes: Your eyes in a salt chlorinator pool do not get red. The soft water feels really good on the eyes. The salt in the water is so little you do not taste or smell the salt. It is nothing like the ocean. Goldline is most popular brand when it comes to salt chlorination. They make a 20, 000 gallon version and a 40,000 gallon version. The 40,000 gallon version is the best value. The unit works great and it is a very reliable unit. The unit goes by the name of Aqua Rite, swimpure plus, or aqua Rite pro. All are great units. They are owned by Hayward Pool Products the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the United States. Check out site at haywardnet.com, goldlinecontrols.com While it is great to discuss the advantages of salt water pools, the disadvantages must also be weighed. Namely: * Still swimming in chemicals/chlorine. * Still have to haul salt. * Not environmentally friendly - backwash from pool can kill plant life and sterilize soil. * Not cheap to maintain -Have to replace the salt cell every 3-5 years at a cost of $400+. * Not cheap to operate - Salt water pools will use an average of 500 watts of AC power for a 20,000 gallon pool. * Can be hard on pool equipment and accessories including vinyl liners, automated pool covers and solar covers. For more details on disadvantages of salt water pools please see: http://ecosmarte.com/sw_pools.HTML. (MORE)
Salt generators make the same chemical, sodium hypochlorite, that you buy at the store. The major difference is that it costs a lot more to make than to buy it. See other posts I have made in this arena for more info. A salt water pool IS a chlorine pool. Period! IF it needs shocking you shock… it the same way as any chlorine pool, by adding more chlorine either by manually adding it or setting the SWCG to the boost or shock setting. (MORE)
Answer . They would be the same as for any other chlorinated pool. Chlor levels of 1.5 to 3.0; pH of 7.4 - 7.8; total alkalinity 80 - 120. k
Answer . I suggest you review the instructions that come with your chlorinator. In my pool it is crystal clear so long as the salt is between 2700 and 3300 ppm.
Watering a most plant species with salty or brak water will kill them. Plants absorb water from the soil by osmosis . Osmosis is a flow of water molecules from a solution with lots of "pure" water to a solution with lots of solvents - across a semipermeable membrane (which in the case of the pla…nt is the cell membranes of the root cells). Normally there are more solvents in the water inside the plant (a higher concentration), so water flows into the root hair cells from the soil. Watering the plant with salt water changes the " osmotic potential " of the soil - making the water surrounding the root more saline than the cell sap within the plant. This leads to reverse-osmosis , where the nutrients are actually drawn out of the plant and into the soil. In the short term this leads to wilting as the plant is not able to absorb enough water to sustain metabolic functions. Then nutrient deficiencies become apparent in the plant. Eventually the plant may die. Average bottled water contains about 300 parts per million (ppm) of dissolved salts. The majority of plants can withstand concentrations up to about 1200 ppm of dissolved salts. Plants that grow in alkaline soils can take up to about 2500 ppm. One of the most salt resistant plants is the Date Palm, this can take salt levels up to 12,000 ppm. Sea water contains about 35,000 ppm of dissolved salts. There are a group of plants known as halophytes which are adapted to growing in very salty water. These are common to coastal areas and salt marshes. (MORE)
algae will make water in a saltwater pool green If boosting the chlorine doesn't clear it up pool shops will have algaesides and floculants to the water clear again.
Watering a plant with any type of salt water will cause the plant to wilt. Because of the salt outside the plant cells, water leaves the cells in a process called osmosis. With less water in the cells, the cells shrivel up. If they shrivel up, the plant loses it's ability to hold itself up.
with a normal pool it should not do any harm However if you have a sodium chloride saltwater pool you may end up with a build up of salt that can harm the soil and plants. On the other hand if you have the new salt system that used Magnesium ans potasium chloride then its good for the lawn.
If you swallow some by accident it won't kill you. If you drink too much of it on purpose then it can kill you. No you can't safely drink pool water that is salty.
To start a salt water pool you will need a salt generator/salt cell which has a unit that is plumbed into your swimming pool system, and a power source for the cell. You would then follow the manufacturer's directions to add salt to your pool until the residual salt level was at typically 2700-3400p…pm in your pool. For a typical 25,000 gallon pool this would most likely be between 14-18 40lb bags of salt. You do not need to remove the chlorine from your pool, as your new system will also be generating chlorine. (which was one answer that I saw on a discussion board). Also, salt water is much more saline than a salt water pool, so you would not use salt water from the ocean to start your system. Just in case you were wondering. (MORE)
No. The salt is left behind in the pool , with the salt concentration becoming higher.
Yes the low concentration of salt in a salt water pool would not ham fiberglass any more then much stronger concentrations of salt in sea water water harms the hull of a fiberglass boat.
when you back wash the pool you need to run Rinse for a little while before you return it to filter. . Note turn of pump when changing settings. . Backwash Runs pool water from your pump over the filter media and out to waste. This removes dirt that has been collected during filtration. A bac…kwash is required when your pressure rises about 10 pounds over the normal pressure. Most sand filters have a clear bubble situated near the multi port where you can see the water running to waste, watch it and you will see that the water is dirty at first run the backwash until it clears then stop the pump. . Rinse Runs pool water from pool through the filter to waste further rinsing the top of the filter media. this should always be done after backwashing to stop cloudy water returning back into the pool . (MORE)
Either rent a submersible pump and hoses or pay a pool guy a hundred bucks to do it for you.
Aside from the possibility that some one has thrown it in there the only possibility I can think of is that the laterals in the sand filter are worn. when that happens sand will be blown out of the pool returns. Cure; empty sand filter replace laterals refill sand filter.
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The same way as in a fresh water pools by raising chlorine levels and or dosing it with an appropriate algaecide. If that doesn't work you may have to go to a clarifier that settles the impurities to the bottom prior to being vacuumed to waste. the last method is the most troublesome and looses you …some water but it is also the most effective if done properly. (MORE)
You may have to check the seals in the multyport on top of the sand filter.
it would depend on how much salt is in the water; if there is too much salt in water, it would not be able to sustain life.
Salt kills plants because it dehydrates the roots so the plant cannot get enough water.
Normally there are more solvents in the water inside the plant. Water flows in, but salt water has lots of solvents (the salt) so the water flows back out. So eventually, plants die from dehydration. They won't die right after they move to salt water. But they will they after several days.
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.
I hope you mean the pump bearing. Water anywhere inside the motor will quickly fry the windings and require a new one. A small bearing leak is tolerable, but should be serviced before it becomes a problem.
I have worked around salt water pools for years and have never seen any particular problem with it. however if you were to use the backwash for gardening purposes you may end up wit a build up of salt in the soil. this would also depend upon how well drained the soil is and how much rain fall in the… area. the concentration of salt in a salt water pool is identical to the salt in a tear drop, so it is not very strong. If the salt that is used in the pool is magnesium and potassium chloride then it is actually good for the garden, this is however unusual as the vast majority of pool use sodium chloride which is like table salt. (MORE)
yes the salt will dry out your insides if you drink a cup it helps a sour throat not to much it doesn't only dehydrate you it kills you No your body has a certain level of salt in it. That includes your blood. Google isotonic solution. Isotonic means equal to body salt levels. An isotonic solution …is easier on you than pure water. I have had a salt pool for several years. The salt pool does not hurt your eyes like a plain water pool. My salt pool also stays cleaner. The small amount of salt in a salt pool is near isotonic. You can't taste the salt in the pool. (MORE)
I would suspect that the chlorine is not helping the plants. Save the water a few days in the sun in translucent bottle,(like gallon milk jugs) to break down the chlorine and you have more neutral water. Maybe a spoonful of vinegar would help neutralize the chlorine. I use vinegar to neutralize Clor…ox in my washing machine water before watering the lawn with it. Time and sunlight are effective though. (MORE)
Salt water would create salt water in your pool. You should follow the manufacturer directions and recommendations for the proper amount of salt in your pool, typically 2700-3400ppm (parts per million) for your salt cell to work properly. When you are initially adding salt to a pool, it will take… 15-20 bags of salt (at 40lbs) each to gain the residual amount that you need. Once the pool is operational, you will add new salt as you add new water, when water is splashed out, or your have backwashed your system and require new water. Typically then you will add one bag at a time, and monitor your system to find out when the water is again at the proper level. There are also test strips and electronic water chemistry readers that will help you test the levels if you are unsure. Remember if you have a salt pool, you MUST have a ZINC ANODE in your pool system or pool itself to help with corrosion. (MORE)
You can vacuum a salt water pool the same way you would a non salt water pool. If you are vacuuming on the filter setting, your filter will help to clean the debris out of the pool. If you are dealing with a very dirty pool and use the waste setting, you will be wasting some of the water from the po…ol in the process. Depending on how much water you take out and need to refill, you will most likely need to add some salt back in to get your salt level back to normal operating levels. (MORE)
the answer is.. yes,there is because its been tested to see which one is more guarenteed to kill insectes between chlorine and salt and salt won,therefor people are starting to have salt water pools .:P
No ... the suns rays equally heat pool water regardless of what chemicals are used for keeping the water clean.
Salt contains sodium and chlorine ions. The sodium in salt is a good conductor of electricity so salt water is more likely to shock you than fresh or distilled water. It is true that salt water is a better electrolyte than fresh water and has been proven to be contributory to electrolytic corrosi…on of metallic surfaces in pools. It is also quite possible that the pool shell and equipment does not have a proper ground bond, especially if it is an older pool. You may need to chip some of the gunite and attach a #8 ground wire with and approved clamp to the steel rebar and drive a metal spike into the ground and attach all equipment, lights, handrails and ladders to it. This should eliminate any shocking you experience provided there is not a dead short in the pool light cord. I would eliminate the pool light as the source first. (MORE)
go to your local dealer and purchase a bag of pool shock in one hour it will be clear again If your controller has a Shock or Super Chlorinate setting then put it in super chlorinate and run the filter. You should also add sone algeacide and maintain it.
When adding stabilizer to a salt water pool is the backwash running while pouring in the stabilizer?
When adding stabilizer to a pool you should not have a backwash valve open. Stabilizer should be added directly into the skimmer basket and you should open the skimmer all the way and close off the main drains for 24 hours.
If you are concerned about accidentally swallowing a little bit of pool water, don't be. The ocean's salinity is 35,000 ppm; a pool is 3,500, or 10% of that of the ocean.
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.
You are not actually stabilizing the pool, but stabilizing the chlorine in the pool. Chlorine is a gas that naturally wants to escape into the air rather than stay in the water. Stabilizer binds to the chlorine and keeps it in the pool so it can do its job of sanitizing. The chemical used to stabili…ze is called cyanuric acid. It is also called stabilizer or conditioner. (MORE)
Yes, a salt water pool has just enough salt in it that will transmit trace amounts of energy and will cause corrosion to metals in your pool. You really must have a zinc anode in your system to help alleviate this issue.
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.
Why not both? Many gardening websites suggest a mixture of salt and boiling vinegar as the most effective natural herbicide. Just make sure to avoid pouring the mixture near any plants you wish to keep, as the salt can make the soil impossible to grow in.
the salt content in the water when mixes with the soil or when it deposits on the foliage it will not allow the plant to get enough breathing gas(co2),thus the plants are killed. only few plants which can tolerate the saline soil can survive in coastal regions.
Most people believe having a salt water pool is like swimming in the ocean. Not true. Salt water pools use the salt to make chlorine. With a salt water pool you will still be using chlorine a toxic chemical to sanitize your pool.