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What happens when salt is put in a chlorine pool?

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Answered 2008-03-31 12:55:05

The water gets saltier. Salt is added to salt water pools so that a chlorine generator can convert it into chlorine It wont do any harm as amater of act it will make the water feel better.

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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


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.


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


You may as well turn it of as it will not be able to make any chlorine. aside from that nothing.


there is a specified range that salt should be. If too much salt was put in the only way to decrease the ppm reading would be to drain water from the pool and refill.



A salt water pool is nodifferent from a chlorine pool as the salt is put in the pool to make chlorine electronically and no it would make no difference to evaporation. There is a product available that reduces evaporation and heat loss known as heatsavr.


Yes, you can use a combination of salt and chlorine in your pool. Keep in mind that it is still good to shock your pool once per week, or after a rain. Shock is nothing but a high dose of chlorine....


Usually salt is not put into a pool. Usually chlorine is used. Some pools use salt though. It is about 2-3% salt.


yes, a saltwater system is in fact a chlorine system anyway the difference being that salt is added to the pool and a chlorinator is put inline to convert part of the salt electronically into chlorine.


Salt is put in some pools in order for the water to interact with a chlorine generator. a salt water pool produces chlorine automatically while it is running


That would depend on the strength of the chlorine, the size of the pool, and the "Chlorine Demand" of the pool.


First off a "salt" pool is a chlorine pool, they big advantage of salt over using liquid chlorine is you don't have to continually drive to the pool store to get liquid to add to your pool. There has recently been concerns with salt water being put into the sewer systems and some area are implementing by-laws but the long term impact hasn't yet been established.


put salt in it, purchase a 'salt chlorine generating system', usually between 1000 and 1500 dollars, and install it.


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


how much chlorine do I put for a 1,718 gallon pool


You just keep getting them out with a net, and or put chlorine in your pool and wait and see what happens


It can depend on the type of pool. If it is a salt pool that's usually the salt being turned up. If it is a chlorine pool then they may have put a bit more chemicals then necessary. This should not have any negative effects on you.



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.


Yes. Just becasue you are using salt, doesn't mean you are not producing chlorine, so if your chlorine levels are low and you need to bring them up, you can add chlorine for a fster result.


Yes you can add chlorine to a salt generated pool. But if you are using a Calcium Hypochlorite you must turn the salt generator OFF for 24 hours and premix it (1 pound at a time in a five gallon plastic bucket) then pour it in the pool. You should not have to add any chlorine tablets to the pool, however if you do it is best to put it into a feeder after the cell. However if you have to add chlorine tablets to the pool to supplement either your unit is way undersized or there is a problem with the generator.


People use salt, bromine, chlorine, and other assorted chemicals


Salt is put into swimming pools so that the water from the pool can be run through a salt water chlorinator which produces chlorine to disinfect the pools water.


It wouldn't make a great deal of difference aside from making the water feel better to swim in. Salt water pools also have chlorine generators that convert part of the salt in the water into chlorine.



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