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Yes; they require virtually no cleaning chemicals and are easy to keep clean if properly cared for before and after use.

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Q: Are salt water pools easier to take care of then chlorine pools?
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How do you take care of a seawater swimming pool?

Saltwater pools are not seawater pools. Saltwater pools contain less than 1/3 as salty as seawater. What they use is a chlorine generator to convert salt to chlorine. This eliminates the requirement to add chlorine and other chemicals to your pool. The level of salt is approximate the same as softened water. The good side is you only have to add enough salt to replace what is splashed out as salt unlike chlorine doesn't evaporate.


Pro's and con's of saltwater pools?

Salt water feels better to swim in especially if the salt is made up of magnesium chloride and potassium chloride which is a new approach however the same applies to the pools that use the traditional sodium chloride. If they are setup properly there is no need to handle and or store chlorine as the system produces it automatically. Modern salt water systems are far easier to take care of.


What do you use if chlorine is high in salt water pools?

First if you haven't already turn down the production level on the salt system then turn it completely off. Unless the chlorine level is SUPER high time will take care of it.


Is a salt water pool easier to maintain?

Well to some people it is but others are not very strong. ^ Salt water pools may not be as strong as chlorine. But it depends if you care for your health. Chlorine is a chemical, Salt is a natural mineral. I'd prefer salt. Besides i've heard its easy to maintain because my father had said so. He bought this 6 by 6 in device that he puts in his outground pool and it works perfectly. Rarely we'd have to clean the pool from bugs and stuff but overall its better, You can actually open your eyes underwater. AS for chlorine it causes skin problems and its an eye irritant.


If you have a small pool but big enough to have a filter how do you clean the water and what products will get the appropriate pH levels and chlorine?

The best thing to do in this case is to take a sample of water from the pool to a pool shop where they can test exactly what is required. this is a frre service in pool shops to help client take care of their pools.


How much stabilizer and chlorine should you start with in a new 20 by 40 inground pool with 35000 gallons of water?

No more than 2ppm of chlorine! The stabilizer will be based on how much you use the pool. Finding an altrnative to chlorine such as the HalcyonRx.com UV pool sanitizer would be best. 5.25 lbs of stablizer should take care of your initial boost assuming you don't have any stablizer in the pool at all. The rule of thumb for stablized chlorine type pools is 3 lbs per 20,000 gallons of pool water.


Will chlorine kill bacteria produced by bird droppings in swimming pool?

Chlorine in pools is designed to take care of a normal amount of bird droppings. If you have a higher level of bird droppings than normal in your pool, you need to raise your chlorine level and backwash your filter every couple of days.


What to do if someone pees in your pool?

The chlorine in the water will take care of any germs.


How do you care for an in ground pool if you are not planning on opening it this summer?

I don't know anything about pools, but if I were you I'd put chlorine in it regularly enough to keep it somewhat clean until you are ready to open it.


How do you switch from a chlorine based pool care system to a salt water system in a fiberglass pool following a season that left our pool water in a chlorine demand state?

Check with a pool company. The change involves a change in chemicals as well as with the pump and circulating equipment. The salt water system is much easier to maintain, the salt is cheaper than the other type of chemicals and it is easier on your pool surface. A salt system IS a chlorine system. chlorine is still the sanitizer. You have the salt so a chlorine generator can make chlorine instead of you having to buy it and deal with it. When you add up the costs, a salt system normally is NOT cheaper per year with replacement and initial outlay costs. The cost for a salt system normally runs from $600 to $1200 PLUS installation. The pump and other equipment does NOT have to be changed. Electricity has to be supplied to the new salt control panel and some replumbing to accommodate the salt cell.


Are freshwater or saltwater fish easier to take care of?

fresh water fish


How do saltwater pools compare to baquacil pools?

The salt system is going to create sodium hypochlorite (bleach) from sodium chloride (salt) this system works great! It will make care of the pool very simple. Baquacil or biguinide the generic name is very expensive to use and you have to follow the directions exactly and sometimes exceed the recommendations in order to maintain the pool. If you develop a problem with this type of sanitizer it can take longer than a chlorine pool to recover and it will add big bucks to the cost of using this system. Salt systems a large initial capital outlay but will be cheaper and easier in the long run. The Guru of Pools at Discount Pool Warehouse.com


How do you care for a new swimming pool?

some colleges and jr colleges have a water chemistry certification course that will teach you everything.There is a great website that contains all you need to know about the best way to take care of your pool.Most information about swimming pool care comes from info. concerning public water systems. Now, there's a big difference between water systems and swimming pools. Be sure the info. your getting is about pools, not an off-shoot from public water systems.


How do you care for an above ground pool?

Your local pool supply company can be of great help. Bioguard (as well as other product companies) has a three step maintance program for chlorine pools. Lookup their website and read about it. It's quite simple and it works.


Can you use a salt water chlorine generator plus ozone?

Yes you can use an Ozone generator and a Chlorine generator together. The Ozone generator will actually extend the life of the cell on the Chlorine generator because the ozone takes care of the bulk of the oxidation workload, thus the Chlorine generator does not need to be run as hard.


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.


Can you put a betta fish in chlorine water?

no they will die they have to be in freshwater 75 degrees to 86 degrees Fahrenheit is what they will live the longest with proper care.


i want to buy an above ground pool.But i have no ideas how good it is how easy or hard it is to take care of?

Above ground pools require level surfaces and access to electricity and water. Most oval and rectangular pools require an extra three feet of clearance surrounding the pool for support structure. Many communities require a building permit for these pools, so check with them before continuing. They're easy to take care of, but you'll want to have a place that has good drainage.


What can you do to keep small pools such as toddler or 2-3 foot pools clean and healthy while in use?

Buy right pool chemicals and refer to its guidelines on how to use it wisely.AnswerI have found small bottles/packages of granulated chlorine labeled "Kiddie Pools" at WalMart in their toys/pool care section. Purchase test strips which will test several things in addition to chlorine levels. Test every other day (or more often if you use it daily or have many children at play) to see if your chlorine level is safe and add chlorine as directed on the "Kiddie Pools" chlorine containter.While the amount of water may seem relatively small, it can add up if you're filling and refilling often. If you're careful to keep the chlorine levels safe, you can avoid changing out the water so often.I suggest an old dish pan at the side of the pool with a few inches of clean water to dip and rinse dirty feet before getting in each time to help avoid grass and mud that little swimmers carry back and forth as they play. Be sure to dump that water after each playtime so mosquitos don't breed there. They won't breed in the chlorinated pool water.AnswerA small wading pool should be kept free of debris. The water should be changed quite often smaller ones after each use. You can also add 1/4 to 1/2 cup household bleach 1 hour before useANSW:: A WORD OF CAUTION HERE. THAT 4TH TO HALF CUP CHLOR SEEMS A BIT TOO MUCH PRIOR TO CHILDREN USING POOL. Best to chlor after use and a 4th cup or less would be more appropriate ~ so that by next day chlor levels will be tolerable.k


How should you open an in ground salt water pool after the winter?

To open an in ground salt water pool after the winter, you should first test the water. It will have to be adjusted to bring the alkalinity and PH to where it should be, as well as the chlorine, and stabilizer. Adjust the alkalinity first, and then the PH. Next take care of the chlorine, and stabilizer. Finally, add your salt to the pool.


What are some good books on swimming pool care?

Some of these books also include ideas for landscaping around your pool. What Color Is Your Swimming Pool? A Homeowner's Guide to Troublefree Pool, Spa & HotTub Maintenance The Ultimate Pool Maintenance Manual: Spas, Pools, Hot Tubs, Rockscapes and Other Water Features, 2nd Edition The Complete Swimming Pool Reference, Second Edition Pool and Spa Maintenance Your Answers to Pool and Spa Care Maintenance Complete Guide to Swimming Pool Care Poolscaping: Gardening and Landscaping Around Your Swimming Pool and Spa Swimming Pool Pools & Spas : Ideas for Planning, Designing, and Landscaping Gardening with Water : How James van Sweden and Wolfgang Oehme Plant Fountains, Lily Pools,Swimming Pools, Ponds...


How many in ground pools are there in the US?

There are more than 3,000,000 inground swimming pools in the U.S. Wow! That's alot of pool care!


What should you do to your pool after it rains?

Nothing in particular. The chlorine in the pool should take care of the rainwater in the pool. But, rain or no rain, be sure to keep checking your pool water for chlorine, acidity, alkalinity, etc.... in order to maintain safe and clean water. The sun does as much damage to pool water as rain. You MUST be didligent in checking the chemistry of your pool. Good luck!


Do saltwater pools have copper?

Any pool can have copper. Source water may have it in it. Some pools have copper plumbing. Most pool heaters have copper heat exchangers. If your pH or Alkalinty levels are lower than recommended, then the copper in the plumbing or heater can be stripped out and stain the pool plaster a bluish-green color. Some allgaecides even use copper which will also stain. You should also take care using copper algaecide in salt water pools as they may cause problems with the chlorinators.


What is easier to take care of a dog or a cat?

It is easier to take care of a dogs because cats they are territorial of there place dogs they are cute and playful