A salt water system is a pool with salt in it that generates it's own chlorine. A cell is plumbed into the system right before the water hits the pool. This cell is attached to a control box which tells the cell to generate chlorine from the salt. The only other consideration is differing metals in the water... which means if you have a metal (stainless steel, aluminum) ladder, you may want to swap it out with a plastic one.
Chlorine is a better system because it kills algie and the salt water atracts it.
No not alll. I had a chlorine system first. We transitioned to a salt system with no problems.
not salt water, but its better for your health! Salt is not a pool cleaner, it is usually there to make chlorine via a "salt system"
yes, a saltwater system is in fact a chlorine system anyway the difference being that salt is added to the pool and a chlorinator is put inline to convert part of the salt electronically into chlorine.
You first have to convert the pool to a chlorine system As a salt water system is a chlorine system.
No A salt water pool is in fact also chlorine pool, the difference being that with a salt water pool a salt water chlorinator converts the salt that is in the water into chlorine gas which is then dissolved into the water while the filter is running. the conversion wont have any adverse effects on the pool.
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.
A salt system makes chlorine, that's what its there for.
A salt system IS a chlorine system. Chlorine is still the sanitizer. The salt system is there so a chlorine generator can make the chlorine from the salt instead of you having to deal with it. There is no such thing as "best", only tradeoffs. A salt system is expensive even if you break it down per year (with initial and replacement costs). However much less maintenance. A salt system IS perfectly safe for a vinyl, or any type, pool.
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.
Raise your stabilizer to 80ppm
A salt water system is a chlorine system. People mistakenly assume that the salt in a salt water system does the work of dis infecting the water, this however is a mistake. in a salt water pool there is what is known as a salt water chlorinator. This is an electronic devise that converts part of the salt (sodium chloride) into chlorine gas and this is in turn immediately dissolved into the pools water, automatically creating the chlorine required whenever the filtration system is operating So in either case the important thing is to see to it that the available chlorine levels along with associated water balance are correct Regular free water analysis done by many pool shops will help in the proper maintenance of your pool. the colour of the bottom of the pool makes litle or no difference in this.
Yes , When you go to a salt water pool you are installing what is called a saltwater chlorinator. These are an electrical device that converts the chloride in the salt into chlorine gas which is subsequently dissolved into the water effectively chlorinating it.
Yes, just install the chlorine generator and add the salt. Your new system will replace the need for residual chlorine.
I have a fresh water pool that I am thinking of converting to a Salt Water system. My neighbors tell me that they have little or no maintenance with their Salt system. The question I have is if I convert to a salt system why do I have to spend $1,000 on a Chlorine Generator.? If I add the salt, to change the softness and control the Algae then instead of purchasing a Chlorine Generator and paying the electricity costs why don't I just use my present automatic chlorinator with Chlorine Tablets? After a process called electrolysis is using the box of electronics breaks down the salt in the salt water In a salt system the electronic box is connected to the electrodes in the "Cell". So my point is that instead of generating chlorine from salt why don't I just add it like I don now with my fresh water system..
Simple just turn of the salt chlorinator and start treating it as a chlorine pool. A salt water pool is in fact a chlorine pool . the salt in the ater is converted into chlorine gass ellectronicaly and then desolved into the water. If you want to convert to the old way of chlorinating, simply keep an eye on chlorine levels and dont run the chlorinator. Ignore the salt it will weaken over time.
it doesn't really matter
Aside from the fact that chlorine is a corrosive substance there is no particular risk involved.
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.
If you have a salt water pool then you have a chlorine generating system. In a salt water pool through an electric process, the sodium turns into Sodium Hypochlorite. (Chlorine / Bleach ) Now to answer your question: With a chlorine generator system the majority of expense is up front with the unit itself and then when you have to replace the cell. A cell will usually last about 5 years. With chlorine you simply pay for the chlorine as needed. I've had some customers (the Lady's say the salt makes there skin feel smoother. I personally don't notice a difference.
Salt water pools are chlorine pools, the difference is that a fresh water pool has chlorineadded by the operator, while a salt water pool has a chlorine generator that electronically creates chlorine while the filtration system is running I does this by separating chlorine gas out of the salt in the water and dissolving it back into the water. most salt water chlorinator pools use common salt or sodium chloride, which is the same as the salt found in sea water, only at a much lower concentration. A new system is available now that that uses magnesium chloride and sodium chloride, the advantage with this is that it is not harmful to use the backwash for watering the garden and it has a therapeutic effect on swimmers.
No, salt water does not evaporate faster than chlorine water. Salt water contains chlorine. Therefore, they both evaporate at about the same rate.
Normally the salt/chlorine generator creates the chlorine as the system is running. This is accomplished by the chlorine unit sending a low voltage charge of electricity into the water as it flows through the inline unit and makes contact with the fins inside. When this occurs a separation takes place of the salt(sodium chloride) and the chlorine is then free to sanitize the water. The sodium is still in the water suspended for awhile and then reconnects with the leftover chlorine to be recycled through the system again and again.
Salt water systems work by electronically converting part of the salt usually Sodium chloride into chlorine as the filtrations system is working this stop you having to buy and handle chlorine.
A salt water pool is a chlorine pool. The difference is that the chlorine is manufactured in the system by the chlorine generator. Otherwise NO DIFFERENCE!!
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