When I got it done it involved dumping about 2/3 of the water in my ordinary salt water pool to reduce the amount of sodium chloride, However if you have a fresh water pool then you need not lose any water at all, Throw the required amount of Magnesium and potassium chloride in the pool, set up the new salt chlorinating unit and that's all that there is to it. I will put a link below to a mob in Australia that flogs the stuff so that you can get more information.
Turn of the chlorinating element and start throwing chlorine in yourself. eventually the salt will come out of the pool as time wears on. or you could just replace the water to get the salt out.
Install the hardware i.e the salt water chlorinator, and timing equipment, throw the right amount of salt into the pool and you may have to re balance the water a little, a pool shop will be able to advise you on this and you are ready to go.
== == Yes, Any pool can be converted to a salt water pool All that is needed to do this is the installation of chlorine generator this is put inline in an appropriate spot on the pools existing filtration system and the installation of the electronic control system. and of course the saltIt must be remembered however that a salt water pool uses the salt in the water to create its own chlorine. The salt used for this is usually sodium chloride but now a system is becoming available tat uses a far healthier and Eco friendly mix of Magnesium chloride and potassium chloride,== == == ==
chlorine atom will first convert to the gaseous chlorine atom which will then add one electron to form chloride ion.
Converting to a salt water pool requires the installation of a chlorine generator, and the salt for the pool water. Salt water pool are in fact chlorine pools the difference lays in the fact that chlorine is produced by running salt water through electrodes that in turn releases chlorine from the salt which is usually Sodium chloride (common salt) It may pay to also look at A new more environmentally friendly and healthier alternative By looking at Magnesium and potassium chloride salts.
To convert the number of chloride atoms to mols of chlorine atoms, simply multiply by Avogadro's number. This number is 6.022E23. Note that chlorine typically exists as a diatomic molecule, consisting of two chlorine atoms.
It would probably be the smart thing to do because if you combine salt and chlorine, your pH level will be extremely low (very acidic) I have to correct the above answer:::: That answ. may be partially right in that changing the water would not hurt especially if it has been more than 5 years since the water has been changed. The latter part of the answ. is what I question. "Salt water pools" have salt added in order to make chlorine. Adding chlor. by hand at a rate of a gallon at a time has a very minute effect on the pH of the pool. If anything it may raise it but seldom lower it. Adding chlor. via the salt system should also have minimal effects since it is added continually and at steady levels. The make up of the water - either acidic or alkaline can effect the chemistry. Plaster pools have a high demand for acid since there is lime in the plaster mix. HTH will have an effect on raising your pH since it is a calcium based product. Tab chlorine on the other hand can lower your pH levels because the pH of a tab is near 2.5 or3.0 --quite on the acid side. k
2NaOH + Cl2 → NaCl + NaOCl + H2O Sodium Hydroxide + Chlorine → Sodium Chloride (salt) + Sodium Hypochlorite + Water
No - chlorine reacts to form chlorides - not bromides
Do you have a system installed at the equipment pad that will convert the salt to chlorine? If not, then NO!.
You first have to convert the pool to a chlorine system As a salt water system is a chlorine system.
That depends on the size of the pool And what sort of system you intend to install.the conversion only involves fitting the element to the filtration system and the electronic controls then putting the required amount of salt in the pool. You have a choice in the type of salt you use 1 sodium chloride or common salt you will find this the easiest to get hold of or 2 Magnesium and potassium chloride available from magnablu which are much better for you and good for your garden. I suggest that you speak to a local pool professional about your options.
It requires much more energy to convert the liquid potassium into a vapor than it does to convert the solid to a liquid.