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Is the salt or chlorine more abrasive for your skin?

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2009-06-01 14:48:36

Chlorine is more abrasive for your skin. Salt is much more natural and better for you. But if you have a salt system in your pool, you are still producing chlorine.

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Chlorine and salt water pools irritate the skin, especially if you stay in them for a long time. Salt water pools do not irritate the skin more than any other type of water.


You can swim in a pool without chlorine or salt they just keep the pool clean. but if you do it can give you bad skin


Yes, sugar is abrasive. It is slightly more abrasive than baking soda. Sugar is often used in body scrubs to exfoliate dead skin cells.


The abrasive material scarred the exposed skin.


Yes if you are using a chlorinator. salt is sodium chloride and the chlorinator converts it to sodium hypo-chloride which is chlorine.


A salt water pool has 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 which is then dissolved into the water, automatically maintaining chlorine levels. Advantages of salt water pool: Salt water pools are more pleasant to swim in, as the water is softer, and it is less uncomfortable to open your eyes underwater. You are also spared having to handle and store chlorine at home. Salt is also less expensive than chlorine. Disadvantages of salt water pool: Salt water pools are more expensive. The salt attracts calcium buildup on the side of the pool, and it causes corrosion on metal pool surfaces. Also, in order to operate properly, the pump must remain on at all times, and this can increase your utility bill. Advantages of chlorine pool: Chlorine pools are generally less expensive, even with the added cost of chlorine over salt. They don't cause calcium buildup or corrosion. Disadvantages of chlorine pool: When swimming in a chorine pool, the chlorine can irritate your eyes and dry out your skin and hair. It can also require more upkeep as you maintain proper chlorine and pH levels.


Salt water with a chlorine generator generally results in smoother feeling water and smoother skin on exiting, like soft-water bathing. You also do not see or feel residual chlorine when the water dries. If the chlorine generator requires more than 3500 ppm salt content in the water, the water will taste unpleasant if you swallow it by mistake. In addition, the salt could cause things to rust quicker. Chlorine generators also cost more money.


A salt water pool has a chlorine generator on it that turns sodium chloride into chlorine gas. The water in the pool is not like the ocean, you can't taste the salt and it doesn't sting your eyes. The water isn't as harsh on clothing, eyes, skin and hair as chlorine is.


Bromine, but that is hard on your skin. They also have a salt system, where your pool is salt water and the filter cleans the salt, and the water.


Salt is NaCl from which Chlorine gas (also known as mustard gas) is generated. So salt chlorinators are chlorine factories that produce chlorine gas from the salt molecule. Salt has a softening effect so feels smoother on the skin, creating an illusion of health. However, in the end you're still swimming in chlorine which is very unhealthy. Salt chlorinators are also extremely bad for the environment. Back washing salt water to sewerage systems has been banned in many parts of the USA due to damage from salt to natural waterways and wetlands.


no! it also doesn't fade them like chlorine (or your skin, hair ...)


I have and I love it. Chlorine dries out my skin more than it does most people so I couldn't go with a salt system because the salt is just in the water so that it can generate chlorine. The chemical free water is silky and feels really good. We call my pool the fountain of youth now.


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.


Chlorine that is used up or spent usually causes itchy skin and/or a rash. To combat this add more chlorine to burn off the used chlorine, this will also reduce the chlorine smell. Well, the above answer is partially right. What is causing your skin to itch is improper pH balance. It is either too high or too low. It should be in the range of 7.4 ppm. Adding more chlorine will burn off the "chloramines" not the "used chlorine". Once the chlorine is used there is no more chlorine. Adding more chlorine will reduce the smell of chlorine or in proper terms the smell you are getting of chlorine is called chloramines.


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Because chlorine is a harsh chemical, and skin has a delicate balance of oils & minerals, which chlorine messes up.


aside from occasionally having to put salt in it and having to replace the chlorinating element there are no disadvantages, Saline is more pleasant to swim in. it is easier in the skin and eyes and you don't have to muck around with chlorine as this is made automatically.


no, chlorine can makes your skin darker even without exposing it to the sun!


Unless the water is tested, you cannot really assume that it is free from bacteria. When salt water undergo electronic hydrolysis, it turns to chlorine. However it is not as potent or as harsh as chlorine-treated water. Some people choose salt water for their pools because they do not want the smell of chlorine. In addition, it's not harsh on the skin and eyes, as what most children complain from swimming in chlorine-treated swimming pools.


Pools using salt systems have equipment that coverts sodium chloride (salt) in the water to chlorine in a small chamber on the return side of the filtration and heating equipment. The only advantage to adding additional chlorine to the pool would be to rapidly oxidize(shock)impurities like algae from the water by raising the chlorine content markedly. If the salt system is properly set and working this should not be necessary. ANSWER FROM ANOTHER ANGLE Using normal salt sodium chloride in a normal chlorine set up (That is Without a salt water chlorinator) would probably be slightly beneficial to the skin. However using magnesium chloride and potassium chloride besides the advantage of being non toxic and good for the garden makes the skin and muscles feel good.


Not really a way to do that. Chlorine adjusted correctly should not hurt your skin unless you are allergic to chlorine and there is other ways a pool can be treated without using chlorine.


There is a common misconception about "Salt Water" pools. There isn't much difference from that to putting liquid chlorine or tablets in. There is still Chlorine in your pool. The process in a salt pool works like this. As the water passes through the cell electrolysis breaks apart the salt in the water into it's basic components, sodium and chloride. The chlorine gas produced is that does the work of sanitizing the water. During that process the two elements re-bond into salt and the process starts over. Typically there is a lower average level of chlorine but it's still just chlorine. That lower average may help to reduce the harmful effect that chlorine can have but it is still present.


The salt from the Dead Sea contain 27% more salt than from the average sea. Magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides which are in this salt, help to make the skin more healthy and wrinkle free.


The chlorine or salt solution dry your skin out. The skin needs clean oil to be healthy. Take a shower directly after a swim and apply a face and body lotion. This should minimize the problem.


it burns the skin it is what the Germans used in WW1 and WW2 but it was more advanced in WW2



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