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Salt water pool is not producing chlorine what can be done?


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Answered 2009-08-29 22:54:59

You may have to get the chlorinator element checked out. in the mean time just add chlorine to keep up the disinfection of the water.

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If you have a salt water pool then the chlorine generator is there to convert the salt into chlorine to keep up the chlorine content of the pool. However if you don't have one of these or it is broken down you can always add chlorine directly to make up the shortfall until the necessary repairs are done.


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.


If you have a normal chlorine pool and you want to convet to a salt water pool all you have to do is get a conversion kit which involves fiting a salt water indoctrinator along the the line fitting the electronics and puting salt in the pool. you dont have to do anything to the water in the pool other then put the salt in it.It is not a difficult job and does not require you to change your filtration system. The whole jog can be done in about 2 housr if everything is easily accessible.


A chlorine pool is a pool that one puts chlorine in as it is required.A salt water pool is still a chlorine pool, however salt is added to the water of the pool and as the water is filtered it is also drawn through a chlorine generator that converts a part of the salt in the water into chlorine.Until recently the salt used in all saltwater pools was sodium Chloride or common salt, Many people say that the water feels nicer to swim in then straight fresh water. a slight draw back is the taste of the water and the fact that the salt in the water is not good for the ground around the pool. and back wash has to go to waste rather then being reused for the gardens etc. Most pool shops will be able to guide you in you choice of this type of saltwater chlorine generator.A new concept in salt water pools is the use of salts that can improve the environment rather then detract from it. This is being done with the use of Magnesium and Potassium Chloride, these salt are very pleasant to swim in having a softening and relaxing effect on the skin. When it comes time to backwash using it for watering the garden benefits it as these chlorides are in short supply naturally. This system is quite new to Australia and to date I only know of 1 distributor, Magnablu by poolrite.


You test a salt water pool the same as an ordinary pool where it comes to testing the chemical balance of the water. Most importantly check for free chlorine regularly. testing for salt can be done less often as the only thing that causes los of salt is backwashing water being splashed out of the pool and overflowing of the pool in the case of rain.



Really hard but can be done at home.


This cannot be done, the chlorine ions are so reactive that they combine with the water molecules forming hydrochloric acid before they could combine to form chlorine and leave the salt water.The chlorine can only be physically separated by molten salt electrolysis (in the total absence of water, in the presence of water it can only be chemically exchanged for another element and the chlorine will remain in another compound still dissolved in the water).The question as worded asked about separation (perhaps the wording was unintentionally ambiguous).


SALTWATER# Relating to, consisting of, or containing salt water: # Inhabiting or occurring in seawater or salt water: # Done or used in salt water REGULAR WATERsimply the water you are drinking...Salt water contains salt. - Axxo


You do have CHLORINE! My word are these things misunderstood. You are making chlorine from the salt! I may add:: Find and read the instructions for the salt system. -- obviously you did not do that -- READ or have it read for you and educate yourself as to the parameters of pool maintenance and maintenance of the equipment that you have had installed. YOU DO HAVE A CHLORINE/SALT POOL..... If you added the salt system because you did not want chlorine in the pool then you have absolutely done the wrong thing. How were you planning on sanitizing the water? While you are at it -- familiarize yourself with the rest of the pool equipment because it is going to be in your yard for some time to come. You are now committed to daily or weekly pool maintenance from here on out. Salt is not the only thing that you have to add to the water in order to maintain it. Do some homework and fine out what it takes to have a pool -- SOON. Otherwise your $30 to $80,000 investment will be nothing but a horrible smelly pit. If you do not have a salt system - adding salt to the pool does not make it a salt system pool. You have to have the equipment to change the salt to chlorine.


Honestly, the best thing to do is drain the pool and start from scratch with the chlorine. Been there, done that.



Get over it. He made a mistake. You may point it out to him nicely of course. BTW it does not hurt or he may have felt that the pool needed it. BTW there is a mode in the salt system to shock the pool thru the system. precipitation


Rock salt works just fine in mine. That is the cheapest salt you can buy for water softeners.Another viewUsing the wrong type salt - use pool salt - can cause you to loose your salt generator prematurely or have expensive repairs to be done to it. What you save in the difference of the cost of salt will be offest by the early repair of your pool equipment. NOT A GOOD IDEA.


Easy peasy. Boil off the water. This is best done very gently so there is no splashing.


A salt system connected into the plumbing of the pool produces chlorine from the salt that is added to the pool. One system is done manually the other is somewhat automatic. You have to add the salt and test and monitor pretty much the same as in the manual add system.


Try puting in stabiliser, Cyanuric Acid, which, when present in concentrations of 25-50 ppms, will effectively screen the suns rays to protect the chlorine. This results in reduced chlorine consumption,if you have not already done so. otherwise have the clorinator ellement checked out.


Chlorine surrounds biological materials such as bacteria etc and kills it However it doesn't keep water pure, that is done by the filter which removes impurity's.


Rock salt, or halite, will eventually dissolve in water. Salt is an ionic compound, and therefore polar, and so is water. Like dissolves like, so the water can get it done.


The answer is... YES! It does! I have done this science project many many times and have proved that water does evaporate faster with salt.


The most common method is the distillation.


The chemical reaction that combines sodium and chlorine to form salt has the effect of making their individual electrons inaccessible to further chemical reactions. They are in effect locked into a crystal structure which is the most stable form. When salt is dissolved in water, the ions become a conductor, but otherwise energy must be added to the salt to split the salt into the elements again. It is not taking chlorine and adding some sodium to it to make salt, it is making something completely new by chemical reaction (not to be done in insecure circumstances, but the product is harmless table salt). When a new compound (NaCl) is made, it can have completely different proerties. It is not a mixture of its elements, but now has properties of table salt.


It can be done by both natural and mechanical evaporation. Remove the water, collect the salt although there are more steps involved depending on what the salt is to be used for.


Yes. Chlorine is an addition to drinking water supplies to help kill bacteria. It is not necessary for the water to be drinkable but the chlorine stops many diseases from spreading and so for general public healt it is common practice. There have been a great many studies done about whether or not the addition of chlorine to drinking water causes birth defects or other health-related problems.


Salt water effects the animals cells by causing the water to diffuse out of the cells. Once that has done, the cell will be left shriveled up.



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