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2009-08-08 03:20:51
2009-08-08 03:20:51

If you have a salt water hot tub or pool, you shouldn't need to add any extra chlorine.

I am the pool operator at our local YMCA and we have a salt system with a Chloromatic chlorine generating cell. Rarely do we add any extra chlorine, only in cases of decontamination and/or shocking.

Bromine does do better than chlorine in higher temps.


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You need a secondary sterilant, one that is effective in the pool proper. Chlorine is a poor choice, since ozone permanently removes chlorine from the system. Bromine is a better choice, since ozone reactivates bromine to a state that makes it through the filter, and on to keep the pool safe.

Chlorine specifically or all types of sanitizers. You need to have a sanitizer to keep the water clean. Chlorine and Bromine are the two most popular. There is other less common sanitizers. And remember, using a salt system does not mean you don't have chlorine. A salt system uses the salt to generate chlorine in the water.

Working with chlorine gas is very dangerous, chlorine gas is extremely poisonous. If you need to work with chlorine gas you need to wear protective clothing, work in a fume hood with gloves. do not attempt to produce it yourself.

Although ordering the spa as a "salt water" hot tub when you buy it is easier, as there is some plumbing work required, you can retrofit either a bromine salt generator or chlorine salt generator and create your own "salt water spa".There is a misnomer about salt water hot tubs in that you still have to create the chemical chlorine or bromine in order to sanitize the water. Only with a salt generator this process happens automatically, but you must establish either a bromine salt reserve or a chlorine salt reserve depending on the system you are using.You will save the trip to the store for chlorine or bromine, but you still need to add the salt when you refill the spa or when you top up the water.To convert, the bromine salt cell is plumbed into the water line and the control unit is mounted to the spa. A hot tub tech can do this for you. Sometimes you may save by already having the salt generator and just having someone hook it up and add it to the plumbing.There is no switching. But you do have to install a chlorine generator. The generator makes the chlorine from the salt you add. But why go through all the hassles and expense?A better bet would be to use Bromine, it was developed for use in hot tubs. Besides at high temps. chlorine will vent off in a gas form and probably run you off.

Bromine, from what I can gather, is usually used in spas, since there is less of an odor. I believe that it is possible to use bromine as a sanitiser for an indoor pool. Salt is another alternative. Basically you need a unit called a Salt Cell, which passes an electric current through the water and converts salt into chlorine and back again, hence sanitising your pool. Very, very good alternative - they cost less and are less harsh than chlorine by itself.

Fluorine, chlorine bromine and iodine have seven electrons in their valence shells, and they all need one electron to have stabilized electron configuration. Therefore they are grouped in Group 17 (halogen group) of periodic table.

You need to buy a chlorine-free bottle, to get rid of the chlorine from the water. Since no fish can live inside chlorine. And chlorine is mixed with tap water.

Ozone is rarely used as a primary pool treatment. If ozone is used, bromine is the steriliant of choice, since you only need to add it a few times a year (lower vapor pressure than chlorine). Ozone reactivates the bromine, and is destroyed in the filter. Ozone is hazardous for lungs. Using ozone tends to reduce the THM and HAA that chlorine can form in pool water. It can also reduce the amount of water "blown down", since fewer chemicals need to be used. And fewer chemical deliveries. When you turn power off, ozone is gone. Chlorine stays, and stays hazardous.

The jobs that will need to know about chlorine are jobs that deal with the water flow.

No, you only need to put in the salt and fit the salt water chlorinator. Salt water pools are chlorine pools they make it electronically by converting the chloride into chlorine in the pool

You would need to install a water filtration system that also removes Chlorine from the water. Well water normally does not have chlorine it it so the source of the contamination would need to be determined and removed, or a new well drilled.

"Some of the chemicals that are needed for a hot tub are chlorine, bromine, biguanide, ozone and mineral spa care. You also need to change the water every 60 to 90 days."

Chlorine does not need to evaporate from your water if you have freshwater fish. All you need to do is put water conditioner in it. But if you want to evaporate the chlorine leave it sitting out in an open container for an hour and it will evaporate.

You need to treat it because of the chlorine in the water, to much will kill the fish! Keo depends on the amount of water with chlorine you mix with water that has no chlorine. also sunlight takes chlorine out of water so outdoor ponds don't need it Yes, always treat. You can leave out tap water for the chlorine to evaporate out however, chlorine is not the only additve in tap water that is deadly to fish. Chloramine is just as deadly and does not evaporate.

Yes, after all they are chlorine systems. the chlorine is made from the salt in the water. If you are not getting the correct chlorine level you may need to service or replace the salt water chlorinator.

If you want the water to stay clean and disease-free, than dont NEED to use chlorine tablets. you can use the other kinds of chlorine there are.

Chlorine is almost 100 % effective in preventing the water borne diseases. Chlorine does not kill the ova and cysts of amoeba and worms. So you need filter the water. You can make water filter by using sand and gravel and water tank. Then you can easily make the water germ free by using chlorine. Alternately you can use the chlorine drops to to purify water in your house. This way the water borne diseases can be prevented by chlorine.

Chlorine is not nutrient we need in our body, like other vitamins. Chlorine is needed to keep diseases out of water.

Test and balance the water. If your salt generator is not working your chlorine can be low, at this point you will need to add granular chlorine. Also check your stabilizer or cya, without this is your chlorine will evaporate. If your cya is fine and your chlorine is low it may be because you need to clean the cell.

you'll need a water test kit or dip stick test.

Yes. Just becasue you are using salt, doesn't mean you are not producing chlorine, so if your chlorine levels are low and you need to bring them up, you can add chlorine for a fster result.

You need to use a water conditioner to neutralize chlorine in the tap water first.

Yes, you need cyanuric acid in a salt water pool. It will preserve your chlorine.

It depends on how you are adding the chlorine. As elemental chlorine, you would need around 40000 ounces of water to one of chlorine; as hypochlorite (the main ingredient in chlorine bleaches, which are usually 5%) you might only use 200 ounces of water to one ounce of bleach.

tap water is not that good because of chlorine. So low mineral water in bottles is better for them the chlorine might not be that good for plants, but plants do need the minerals in tap water.

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