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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"

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Q: Is salt water or chlorine a better pool cleaner?
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How long before you can swim in your pool after using the chemical pool clear with no chlorine?

What was the chemical "pool cleaner"? You need chlorine to sanitize the pool water.

Is it better to have a salt water pool than a chlorine pool?

A salt water pool is a chlorine pool. the difference is that in a salt water pool the chlorine is added automatically by a chlorinated that works electronically and with a chlorine pool you have to put the chlorine in your self. Salt water pool are by far the more pleasant to swim in. Chlorine because it will kill germs

Is a salt water or chlorine pool better?

A Salt water pool is a chlorine pool. The difference is that in the case of a saltwater pool there is a chlorinater fited inline that converts the salt into chlorine automaticaly, Meaning that you don't have to purchace any chlorine to keep up chlorine levels.

What are some pool cleaning products for pool maintenance?

Some pool cleaning products are Surface Magic Water Surface Cleaner,Pool Perfect, Polaris pool cleaner,Chlor Brite Granular Chlorine, and Hayward Pool Vac XL.

Salt water pool systems vs chlorine which is better?

A salt water pool is a chlorine pool. The difference is that in a normal fresh water pool you have to add the chlorine as it is required. In the case of the salt water pool salt is added to the pool which is int urn run through 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 water which then dissolves into the water automatically maintaining chlorine levels. The adidion of salt to the water makes it more pleasant to swim in and you are spared having to handle and store chlorine at home. but the problem is you are still swimming in Chlorine and now you are also swimming in sodium.

Is a salt water pool better for eyes than a chlorine pool?

Chloraminated pools are saltwater.

Is the chlorine produced in saltwater pool any different from a health or environmental perspective than chlorine used in chlorine pool?

salt water pools don't use chlorine salts, they are bromine salts. So yes, saltwater pool are better for you.

Which is better for awimming pools- salt water or UV?

A salt water pool is a chlorine pool, part of the salt is converted into chlorine electronically. I have found that regardless of the disinfection system used in a pool that the use of chlorine is the easiest and most reliable. The beauty with salt is the water fees better and you don't have to store and handle chlorine which is corrosive at best and explosive at worst. These day you can even go shopping for the type of salt you wish to use to benefit your health and the gardens around the pool.

What is the difference between a saltwater pool or a chlorine pool?

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!!

How much does it cost to change a salt water pool to a chlorine pool?

It doesn't cost any thing. You don't even have to change the water, Just turn the chlorinator of and start adding chlorine like you do in an ordinary pool. The only difference between a salt water pol and a chlorine pool is that a salt water pool uses a chlorinator to make its own chlorine. a fresh water pool has the chlorine added.

What is the difference when opening and or closing a chlorine pool versus salt water pool?

opening a pool is different then closing a pool because opening the pool is when the pool is all filled up with water an fixed an has chlorine in it and closing the pool is if u don't have no chlorine in it and it is not fixed or don't have no water in it

Which is cleaner pool or beach water?

Beach water is cleaner.

How does saline swimming pool water effect a swimmer's health?

I have a salt water pool. My skin does not feel dried out after drying off like in a regular Chlorine pool. I cannot say scientifically it is better but my skin and hair feel better

What pool is better to have saltopinion water or chlorine?

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Is a chlorine system or a salt water system better for a fiberglass pool?

it doesn't really matter

Does boiling water remove chlorine?

Boiling water does not remove chlorine. If you are trying to remove chlorine from your hair, i recommend Swimmers Shampoo. (Ultra Swim) Some but not all. If you want to wash ALL of it out, I recommend using soap and water, if it is for a pool then pool cleaner, most of them are $10 or less at walmart, target,(etc.) Boiling water does remove the chlorine from it. However it takes a long boil to remove absolutely all of it.

What to do if your kids drank too much pool water and is feeling sick?

If the pool had sufficient chlorine then the sickness may be due to the chlorine and it wiil pass, I would not worry. If there was no chlorine, or pool was dirty, sickness may be due to bacteria and if not better by next day see a doctor.

Is Salt filter better than DE filter for pool?

Salt is not a filter, it is added to pool water to allow a chlorine generator to operate.

What kind of pool is cheapest out of salt water and chlorine?

I have found my salt pool much cheaper than chlorine. If you also factor in the labor with a chlorine pool then you really see a difference.Combine the salt generator with an automatic pool cleaner and the pool is almost maintenence free. Last year I only added a little stabalizer to the pool. that's it. the water tests are always perfect. I live in south Florida. A: both in the above are essentially the same thing. With one you add the chlorine manually. With the other it is manufactured on site in the pool thru the salt system. That same system is how they make liquid chlorine. Please get into your minds that they are not totally two different animals. If you were talking about Baquacil and Chlorine then you do have a difference. Period.

What are the major benefits of salt water pools over chlorinated ones?

Salt water pools are chlorinated pools the difference is that the salt in a salt water pool is run through a salt water chlorinator Which then makes the chlorine as the filtration equipment runs. The salt water pool is only very slightly salty and gives the water a better feeling to swim in. With a fresh water chlorinated pool you have to add chlorine to keep the chlorine levels up.

Is a dog better off drinking from a salt water pool or a chlorine pool?

It doesn't matter, assuming the chlorine level in both pools is the same. A salt water pool still uses chlorine, though it's generated from an inline chlorine generator that generated chlorine from the salt in the pool (which then gets converted back to salt after oxidizing ammonia). Salt water, by itself, is not sanitary -- consider the algae that grows in ocean water! You still need a sanitizer such as chlorine. Generally, a salt pool may have a lower average chlorine level than a regular non-salt pool (since it's automatically maintained), but the level of salt (as answered on the FAQ with other questions) is very low and not harmful. The level of chlorine at 1 ppm in a typical pool is about 5 times the 0.2 ppm minimum amount used in chlorinated drinking water. There is debate about whether chlorine in drinking water causes cancer (or does so through chlorine gas during showers). Obviously, your dog shouldn't drink from the pool right after shocking it with chlorine as the chlorine level will be exceptionally high (5-10 ppm). Also, if you add lots of other chemicals to your pool (enzymes, flocculant, algicide, sequestering agents), then they may have an unhealthy effect on your dog. So, your dog is probably better off not drinking from the pool at all, though there may not be much problem if he does. Certainly the salt vs. regular chlorine pool doesn't matter. If you're the type of person who puts filtered water into your dog's water dish, then you should keep him away from the pool.

Will switching from chlorine chemical system to a salt water system ruin pool?

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.

When chlorine compounds are dissolved in pool water What is pool water?


Does a chlorine generator make the pool a salt water pool?

Yes. A chlorine generator will only work when your pool water has a salinity level of 2700 to 3500 ppm, thereby making it a salt water pool.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of salt water pool systems?

The only disadvantage of a salt system is the initial cost. Other than that they are better in every way than adding chlorine to your pool. The level of chlorine in a typical salt pool is always lower, the water feels nicer. The chlorine that you add has additives (Caustic Soda for example) the salt systems do not. You will no longer have to buy, transport or store chlorine. On the long run a salt system will cost less to maintain than a typical chlorine pool.