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Soft water basically is the process of removing calcium and other minerals to "soften" the water or make less "hard". To answer the question NO you should not add soft water to your pool because soft water (under 150 PPM HArdness level) is corrosive and can cause damage to your pool shell and equipment. Soft water also easily foams.

Bob Wormus Simply Certified Commercial Pool/spa Consultants 714-580-2459

We asked our water softener salesman this question and he said you wouldn't want to *fill* a pool with soft water, but to top it off with soft water should be no problem. The water in the pool gets harder and harder as water evaporates and minerals are left behind, so adding a few inches of soft water should not significantly affect the hardnes. Meanwhile, monitor the PH.


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Can you fill a swimming pool with softened water?

Yes but not a good idea.

Do you add salt to the pool water?

There is two types of pools: Chlorinated pools and salt water pools. If you have a salt water pool then yes, you would add salt to the pool.

How do you convert a fresh water pool to a salt water pool?

Add salt

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You add water to the pool

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I use a five gallon bucket add some water then add acid and fill with more water while pool is circulating walk around pool pour in 3 to 4 spots .

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To fix a green salt water pool, add chlorine. Users can also add algae prevention chemicals to keep the pool from turning green.

How much bleach do you add per gallon of water to swimming pool?

The amount of bleach you add per gallon of water to a swimming pool depends on the size of the pool. For a small wading pool that is up to 100 gallons you would add 1/8th of a cup of bleach.

How do you clean murky and green pool water in an easy set pool?

Drain/Backwash the pool, clean the inside, and add fresh water.

Why add hydrochloric acid to swimming pool?

Reduces alkalinity of swimming pool water (softens hard water)

Why do you always have to add water to your pool?

You need to replace the water that evaporates.

What happens when you add chlorine to water?

It disinfects your pool. It keeps germs off of your pool.

Cloudy pool water after shock?

Add clarifier, available at your local pool supply.

Can you add soft water to a swimming pool?

Yes you can, but you must be careful to not let the total hardness of the water get to a level under 150 ppm. While it is not a good idea to fill your pool completely with softened water or hook up a permanent water softener to your pool, there are ways to lower your calcium with water softeners. Water softeners will go bad if they are in contact with highly chlorinated water, so if you are going to run the pool water through a softener than you must first run it through an activated carbon filter to take out the chlorine. There is a company in Arizona who will lower the total hardness hardness in your pool using a similar method. They are called Soft Water Swim and they eliminate the need for you to drain your pool.

Can you add soft water to a saltwater pool?


Why do you test water?

Water needs to be tested for, lets say, a pool, because it is important to know what chemicals to add to your pool.

Can you fill your pool with Potassium Chloride softened water and use the Aqua Rite System?

Work out what size pool you have how much salt is required and purchase the right size system to suit your needs.

How do you reduce the level of cyanuric Acid?

Remove some water in container (10-20%) and add new water. example: pump water high in cyanuric acid out of a swimming pool and the add fresh water to the pool.

Can you add muriatic acid while the pool still has water in it and is it safe to swim in it after?

Yes, you are supposed to add it while there is water in the pool. Add with filter running near a return line. Add it slowly and if possible, brush the pool to help mix the acid. You can swim within 30-60 minutes.

How do you turn a pool to salt water?

You get a salt water chlorinator installed and add the correct amount of salt to the pool advice is available on this from your local pool shop.

Can you fill a pool with hard well water?

Yes you can fill a pool with hard well water. I have an above the ground pool and I have hard water. After you add shock and the rest of your chemicals, the water will turn brown. To get this out you will have to buy a chemical called metal out. It works great. You could probably add the metal out first. On start up of the pool you will have to use a few filters to get all the metal out of your pool water.

How do you change a chlorine pool into a salt water pool?

To change a chlorine pool into a saltwater pill, it is important to drain it. From there, you want to wash the pool to get the chlorine residue off. Then, you want to buy new equipment. Add water, then add the salt, but not until the pH is balanced.

What length of time is necessary to add water to a new tiled salt water pool?

That depends on the size of the pool and how fast the water is running that is filling it.

Should you drink water that has been softened?

Softened water is perfectly pure, wholesome and safe to drink. Some people especially like it because it has a "silkier" texture than hard water. Overly-softened water (unfortunately, rather common) has an unpleasantly "slick" taste and feel. Softened water has a higher sodium content than most plain tap water, but not excessively so, unless it has been excessively softened (as mentioned above). Properly softened water does not jeopardize your sodium intake if you are monitoring that, and your own doctor will verify that.

How do you lower pool acid?

Add potash. See your pool shop with a sample of your water and the size of your pool and he will give you what your pool requires.

Can softened water be used to top off a salt water pool that was originally filled with hard water?

yes it will only make it easier on pool filter A: I would not use the softened water too often as that water can be aggressive or hard on the pool and the equipment. Not sure as to how accurate the above answer would be - -being easier on the pool filter. It seems that you would not be cutting corners or saving $$$ since you would be using more salt to replenish your softener. Additionally, it would also seem that your house would almost always be out of soft water as the softener is depleted. The softener is only good for a few gallons at a time so once you deplete the softner you would be running hard water to the pool and the house. k