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Do salt water pools corrode more than chlorine pools?


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2008-08-07 02:19:27
2008-08-07 02:19:27


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.

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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 , while salt water pools do not.

Chlorine and salt water pools irritate the skin, especially if you stay in them for a long time. Salt water pools do not irritate the skin more than any other type of water.

Chlorine is used in swimming pools for a few reasons. The most common are: 1. Chlorine acts as a mild disinfectant, it makes swimming in the water a more sanitary activity. 2. Chlorine also inhibits the growth of algae. Without chlorine, most pools would be green within a few days.

Here is the deal. a "salt water pool" IS a chlorine pool. Only difference is, on a chlorine pool u add chlorine. In a salt pool u add salt and a "Salt Generator" turns the sslt into chlorine... so really both pools use chlorine.... Just saves u the trouble of messing with chlorine and chlorine shocks..

It has litle effect on the pools acidity.

Salt water pools are chlorine pools The salt water goes through a chlorine generator where the chlorine is made using the salt in the water. Both chlorine and ozone are powerful oxidants. To the best of my knowledge Ozone is less irritating to the eyes of the swimmer but is harder on the fitting and equipment in the water. A properly balanced salt water pool is more pleasant to swim in then a fresh water pool. and if you use the new salt water system magnablu, That uses Magnesium and Potassium chloride instead of the standard sodium chloride it is actually good for you.

yes because salt water is not harming any fish or marine life so it is environmentally friendly.

Because we use a tiny amount of it in the pools. The water is a lot more than the chlorine so it could dilute it. To remove any dangers, test the pool water with a pH strip.

Salt water pools are chlorine pools it just that the chlorine is electronically made from the salt. Salt water pools have problems with algae the same as just freshwater chlorine pools. If you are lucky you may be able to nip algae in the but by over chlorinating but more often then not you would be well advised to throw some algaecide in the pool to kill it of. (Always follow the directions on the bottle.)

Salt water pools are becoming more common as people find that they are a little more refreshing to swim in. Also, as chlorine tends to bother some, salt pools might be a good alternative.

It will. There is an actual sensor used in commercial pools, (ORP sensor: Oxidation Reduction Potential) that measure conductivity, the more chlorine the more conductivity.

Any water which has had chlorine added to it. Swimming pools don't go out and buy chlorinated water from someone who has a lake full of the stuff, or anything like that. They use tap water, and add some chlorine. +++ Mains supply water is filtered then chlorinated at the treatment works, but to only about 2ppm. Swimming-pools work at 2 - 4ppm so more chlorine-donor is added to the pool.

Test kits areavailable walmart and others have them for sale to test swimming pools and aquariums

NOT ALL POOLS NEED CHLORINE. Salt Water pools are cleaner and do not harm the environment. I too am allergic to chlorine. It affects more than just my eyes. When I swim in pools with chlorine, I get upper respiratory and bladder infections. I too am having difficulty locating a non-chlorine public alternative. Because chlorine is cheaper than salt and most people aren't allergic to the levels used in public swimming pools; most municipalities choose that option. What I would recommend is that you call the local Parks & Recreations Office and ask them if there are any public salt water pools.

chlorine itself has very little effect on the plaster coating that is used in most pools, if your coating is of a color , chlorine added directly to a spot may cause some discoloration , but unlikely, the pH or alkalinity of the water is of much more concern than the chlorine when it comes to a gunite pool coating.

To answer this question, you must first understand how salt water pools work. The salt in the water is NaCl or Sodium-Chloride. Every salt water pool has a "Chlorine Generator". The Chlorine generator.. you guessed it... generates chlorine and leaves sodium as the bi-product. If someone has a sensitivity to Chlorine even this option wouldn't be best.If I were to have a suggestion it would be to try ozone as a sanitizer. An ozone system only uses oxygen. Oxygen and Water are the bi-product of this process.Another suggestion would be to have a bromine system. This system also is Chlorine free however uses Bromine, a more volatile chemical.

A salt water pool has a chlorine generator that is installed on the pipe leading from the filter to the pool. The chlorine generator electronically separates chlorine gas out of the salt which is then dissolved into the water, automatically maintaining chlorine levels. Advantages of salt water pool: Salt water pools are more pleasant to swim in, as the water is softer, and it is less uncomfortable to open your eyes underwater. You are also spared having to handle and store chlorine at home. Salt is also less expensive than chlorine. Disadvantages of salt water pool: Salt water pools are more expensive. The salt attracts calcium buildup on the side of the pool, and it causes corrosion on metal pool surfaces. Also, in order to operate properly, the pump must remain on at all times, and this can increase your utility bill. Advantages of chlorine pool: Chlorine pools are generally less expensive, even with the added cost of chlorine over salt. They don't cause calcium buildup or corrosion. Disadvantages of chlorine pool: When swimming in a chorine pool, the chlorine can irritate your eyes and dry out your skin and hair. It can also require more upkeep as you maintain proper chlorine and pH levels.

I'm guessing water and chlorine. ________________________ Water predominantly, of course, plus something to act as a disinfectant. Chlorine is most commonly used, but bromine is becoming more popular, because it doesn't have a severe odor like chlorine does. Some pools use an ozone generator, which is more expensive initially but has no odor and works better than halogens like chlorine or bromine.

Salt water does not breakdown into chlorine for a salt water swimming pool unless you have a salt water chlorinator. Other then that many people feel that a salt water pool is a more pleasant feeling environment to swim in. other then that they are both in fact chlorine pools.

What do you mean by "regular chlorine"? You can use chlorine products such as Clorox, but they are not as concentrated as chlorine products for pools. It is more cost effective to use chlorine from a pool store.

== == SALT WATER POOLS ARE CHLORINATED POOLS. The difference is that the chlorine is added or manufactured automatically -- you do not have to physically add chlorine by hand daily or weekly. You also get a more even distribution of that chemical being added. However, you do have to monitor and maintain your equipment and test the chemicals periodically -- at minimum - weekly because of other chemical factors in water balance. k== == Salt water pools are also chlorinated pools. The chlorinator converts the salt into chlorine and keeps the levels at a constant. The benefit is that you don't have to keep adding chemicals like a traditional pool. We installed a salt pool four months ago and love it. Once you get the levels of salt right it is virtually maintenance free.

Because some metals are reactive and corrode in sea water

Salt water with a chlorine generator generally results in smoother feeling water and smoother skin on exiting, like soft-water bathing. You also do not see or feel residual chlorine when the water dries. If the chlorine generator requires more than 3500 ppm salt content in the water, the water will taste unpleasant if you swallow it by mistake. In addition, the salt could cause things to rust quicker. Chlorine generators also cost more money.

Coins show more corrosion when they are in tap water.

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