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How often should you be using the chlorine booster in a saltwater pool system?

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Answered 2008-03-30 22:15:42

If you look at it from the point of view of economy then its a matter of weighing out the difference in the expense of running the chlorine generator long enough to produce the required chlorine. or the cost of the extra chlorine. Often when saltwater chlorinators are installed they are under size to make the sale easier. so a third option is to install a larger chlorine generator. Theoretically you shouldn't have to boost the chlorine at all.

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Sure, you CAN, but why would you want to? The purpose of the salt in a saltwater system equipped pool is to provide the chlorine the saltwater system generates. It would be the same as having a saltwater system pool that the saltwater system went bad and you just installed an inline chlorinator in the plumbing instead of replacing the saltwater chlorine generator system so you could add chlorine with the tablets.

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.

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!!

Yes you still need a pump and filter. The saltwater system generates chlorine and eliminates the need for chlorine tabs. You will still need to keep the water balanced and continue normal pool maintenance.

Many people are choosing to remodel their swimming pool systems to add saltwater chlorination. With a saltwater pool system, a chlorine generator is added to the pool's filtration system. The water circulates through the chlorinator, where salt produces a chlorine gas that dissolves into the water. That chlorine in turn, breaks down and turns into salt, cycling the process all over again.

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.

No you do not.The only chlorine you will use in a salt system is a shock.But even then you should use only a NON-Chlorine shock.And by the way Chlorine in your skimmer is a very bad Idea, The high concentration of chlorine going straight to your equipment (pump,heater,filter)will shorten it's life considerably. Kenny Kummer Brody Chemical

Salt and a saltwater chlorine generator which is put in-line after the filtration system. Most saltwater chlorinaters work with sodium chloride but there is one type that works with magnesium and potassium chloride which is better for the swimmer and the environment,

yes running the filter while swimming helps the filtration process. Also if the pool is saltwater then the system will replace chlorine being used while bathing.

Hi,We've got a 15 foot above ground KD pool that we use with a Chlorease system. We have some issues with the chlorine getting too high when the solar cover stays on. We solved this by running the system on a timer--but overall it works great.BizA saltwater pool is a still a chlorine pool these pools are set with an electronic system that converts part of the salt usually sodium chloride into chlorine. Magnesium chloridewith potassium chloride is used in a similar system.

That would mean a saltwater pool. With a salt water pool the water is run through a electronic chlorinater this is a device that separates chlorine from the salt turns it into chlorine gas which is then simultaneously dissolved into the water. you never have to add chlorine.

All salt water systems work the same salt is added to the waterwhich is run through a chlorine generator which creates chlorine gas and mixes it into the water.

There are different types of well systems, but none of them should need a booster pump at all.

A salt water system creates its own chlorine. however at times it may be beneficial to ad some chlorine when there is an algae problem. Perhaps it may pay to check if your system is making enough chlorine or if the element needs replacing. in any Case your pool shop should be able to test your water to see what is required to set things right. if extra chlorine does not help try throwing some algaecide into it. Most saltwater chlorinators don't like metal based algaecides so use one that is not metal based.

Absolutely. Even Intex the supplier to Walmart and toy stores sell a chlorine generator. Pool & Spa

No. There are no saltwater rivers, but some river deltasare saltwater systems where they meet the ocean (or other saltwater body).

You can attach saltwater system to non-Intex pro series pool.

Same as for any other pool. Ph = 7.6; alk. = 80-120; cyan. = 50 to 75. Why are you using bromine with a chlorine salt system?

No, a saltwater pool does not need to be covered.

You should not need a booster fan on a furnace. If the duct system is properly designed there will be no need for the booster fan. If the system is not designed properly, you would be better off replacing it with a properly designed system. Actually, this doesn't answer the question. There is no way to know if he/she needs a booster fan without looking at the system. You can get very clear directions with photos at the following site:,,DIY_13894_2274829,00.htm

A salt system makes chlorine, that's what its there for.

A chlorine generator, also known as a salt generator, is an addition to a pool pump and filter system that converts salt to chlorine. It is another method of adding chlorine to a swimming pool. You will still need a filter, like sand, to filter dirt and debris from the swimming pool.

Is a sand filter system or a saltwater filter system for above ground pools?

No the system is dearer because of the extra electronic equipment. however after the initial expense you never need to pay for chlorine and the system is more reliable which makes it more economical to run.

The free chlorine in the pool should be maintained at 0.1 to 3.0 mg/l the Ideal is 2.0 MG/L

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