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What chemicals do you use with a salt chlorinator?

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Answered 2007-08-09 06:48:32

The same as any other pool.

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Can I chlorinate the salt water in my pool after my chlorinator died?

Yes, that is not a problem just pretend you are using fresh water in the pool after all the chlorinator puts chlorine in the pool and if the chlorinator is not working the salt will stil make the water feel better.

Does salt water pool dry skin like chlorine pool?

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

What type of salt is used for salt chlorinator pools?

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What is difference between generator and chlorinator?

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Can a pool run out of salt and can a salt chlorinator show no salt?

Yes, The salt cell which turns salt into chlorine can wear out - usual life span 5 to 7 years, if you are not getting a reading on your chlorinator dial then your salt cell will probably need replacing. A: yes on both parts of question. The salt controller should have that to display when levels get out of tolerance. k

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Most pool shops carry it and some department stores and hardwares

Can you use salt water with a regular filter pump?

There will no issues with the water pump. Most pools don't really use salt water they put salt in the water and have a chlorinator that zaps the salt turning it into Chlorine. Salt is a bit hard on gas heaters though. I like to use heat pumps made out of titanium when I have salt systems in the water.

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preferred after the filter and the heater.

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Its OK as long as you don't dump salt in the intake as this will make the concentration of salt too strong for the equipment

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