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What are the pros and cons of having a salt water pool vs a chlorine pool?

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A: they are both the same. A salt system feeds chlorine as it is manufactured at the control mechanism. Salt is converted, as at a chlorine making plant, into chlorine. The only other way is to add the chlorine manually. k A2: Technically they work the same, but reality is different. Cost: same but Cl pools in ongoing expense in chemicals, whereas SWG (salt water generator) pool is big replacement every 5/10 years ($500). I have 23K gallon pool and converted to SWG and will never go back. The swim is SO much better. No fading clothes or red eyes to Cl overkill. Its like swimming in a giant water softener. RHM

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What are the cons to having a saltwater pool instead of a regular pool?

1.) - When you add chlorine to the water, it will crystallize, forming the NaCl compound. 2.) - In most cases, the cost to haul saltwater to your pool would be prohibitive.


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 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


Are there health differences between a salt water pool vs a regular chlorine pool?

they are both chlorine pools. the salt pool just keeps u from having to deal with chlorione tablets and chlorine shocks.


What is involved with Maintenance with pool with salt system?

Aside from not having to put chlorine in the water, the same things that you have to do in a fresh water pool.


Why a salt water pool?

Most people believe having a salt water pool is like swimming in the ocean. Nottrue. Salt water pools use the salt to make chlorine. With a salt water pool you will still be using chlorine a toxic chemical to sanitize your 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


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.


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Why is Pool water foggy after adding chlorine?

The chlorine is reacting to minerals in the water.


How many ppm of chlorine is in a salt water pool?

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What are the biggest advantages and disadvantages of a salt water and chlorine pool?

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.


Why swimming pool water have chlorine?

Chlorine is a disinfectant that kills microorganisms in pool water st oping swimmers from getting sick


Do you need to replace the pool water when you convert a chlorine pool to salt water?

No, you only need to put in the salt and fit the salt water chlorinator. Salt water pools are chlorine pools they make it electronically by converting the chloride into chlorine in the pool


How do you lower chlorine level in pool?

You add water to the pool


What does chlorine do to pool water?

It kills most of the germs in 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.


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.


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.


What are bromine chlorine and salt water pool cleaners?

Bromine is an additive that you put in a pool to sanitize the water. Chlorine is an additive that you put in a pool to sanitize the water. Salt is added to some pools to allow it to be converted electronically to chlorine with a salt water chlorinator.


Why does chlorine not poison you when you are in a swimming pool?

theres not enough.... -_- There is probably more chlorine in your drinking water than in your pool.


What are some chlorine substances?

chlorine bleach, tap water, salt, swimming pool water.


Can you water your lawn with water from your pool?

If your pool water has chlorine, then it might kill your grass. If it's a small amount of chlorine, it is unlikely to harm the grass. Even drinking water has some chlorine in it. When it was time to replace the water or simply empty the baby pool, we used to dump the water from ours into our yard; it never harmed the yard. However, we normally added no chlorine and only occasionally added a *small* amount of chlorine to the baby pool.