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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.

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Q: What is better Salt water or Chlorine pool system?
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Is a chlorine system or a salt water system better for sanitizing swimming pools?

Chlorine is a better system because it kills algie and the salt water atracts it.


Is salt water or chlorine a better pool cleaner?

not salt water, but its better for your health! Salt is not a pool cleaner, it is usually there to make chlorine via a "salt system"


What better salt system or chlorine?

A salt system makes chlorine, that's what its there for.


Is a chlorine system or a salt water system better for a fiberglass pool?

it doesn't really matter


Is a chlorine system or a salt water system better for a black bottom pool?

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.


Which is better for awimming pools- salt water or UV?

A salt water pool is a chlorine pool, part of the salt is converted into chlorine electronically. I have found that regardless of the disinfection system used in a pool that the use of chlorine is the easiest and most reliable. The beauty with salt is the water fees better and you don't have to store and handle chlorine which is corrosive at best and explosive at worst. These day you can even go shopping for the type of salt you wish to use to benefit your health and the gardens around the pool.


Is salt water swimming pool better than chlorine?

Please do your research on swimming pools with salt systems! A salt system is simply a chlorine generator. The only difference is that the chlorine (sodium hypochlorite) is made fresh on site.


Do you have to drain a chlorine pool before converting to salt water?

No not alll. I had a chlorine system first. We transitioned to a salt system with no problems.


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.


What is better chlorine or salt for a swimming pool?

Salt water pools are chlorine pools, the difference is that a fresh water pool has chlorineadded by the operator, while a salt water pool has a chlorine generator that electronically creates chlorine while the filtration system is running I does this by separating chlorine gas out of the salt in the water and dissolving it back into the water. most salt water chlorinator pools use common salt or sodium chloride, which is the same as the salt found in sea water, only at a much lower concentration. A new system is available now that that uses magnesium chloride and sodium chloride, the advantage with this is that it is not harmful to use the backwash for watering the garden and it has a therapeutic effect on swimmers.


What are the advantages and disadvantages of salt water pool systems?

The only disadvantage of a salt system is the initial cost. Other than that they are better in every way than adding chlorine to your pool. The level of chlorine in a typical salt pool is always lower, the water feels nicer. The chlorine that you add has additives (Caustic Soda for example) the salt systems do not. You will no longer have to buy, transport or store chlorine. On the long run a salt system will cost less to maintain than a typical chlorine pool.


You currently have an above ground pool using a Baquacil not chlorine based system Can you convert this system to salt without problems?

You first have to convert the pool to a chlorine system As a salt water system is a chlorine system.


Is a chlorine system or a salt water system better for a pool with an automatic cover?

It should not make any difference one way or another.


Is filter ionization better than salt or chlorine?

Ionization is much better than salt system and about the chlorine you only need to put about 5 to 10% of the chlorine. With the ionization you will only have about 0.2 or 0.3 of chlorine and no more chemicals. Tha water gets very clear and shiny. No bacterias found in normal testing. Se www.carefreeclearwater.com. I have no problems and the water is great!!!!


Is the salt or chlorine more abrasive for your skin?

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.


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


Is a chlorine system or a salt water system the best for a lined pool?

A salt system IS a chlorine system. Chlorine is still the sanitizer. The salt system is there so a chlorine generator can make the chlorine from the salt instead of you having to deal with it. There is no such thing as "best", only tradeoffs. A salt system is expensive even if you break it down per year (with initial and replacement costs). However much less maintenance. A salt system IS perfectly safe for a vinyl, or any type, pool.


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.


Is salt water better than chlorine?

yes it is


How can you tell if the system is salt water or chlorine?

taste it


Fresh water pool that you are thinking of converting to a Salt Water system your neighbors tell you that they have little or no maintenance with their Salt system?

I have a fresh water pool that I am thinking of converting to a Salt Water system. My neighbors tell me that they have little or no maintenance with their Salt system. The question I have is if I convert to a salt system why do I have to spend $1,000 on a Chlorine Generator.? If I add the salt, to change the softness and control the Algae then instead of purchasing a Chlorine Generator and paying the electricity costs why don't I just use my present automatic chlorinator with Chlorine Tablets? After a process called electrolysis is using the box of electronics breaks down the salt in the salt water In a salt system the electronic box is connected to the electrodes in the "Cell". So my point is that instead of generating chlorine from salt why don't I just add it like I don now with my fresh water system..


Can you add chlorine to a saltwater pool system?

Yes, after all they are chlorine systems. the chlorine is made from the salt in the water. If you are not getting the correct chlorine level you may need to service or replace the salt water chlorinator.


How do you switch a chlorine system to salt water system?

A salt water system is a pool with salt in it that generates it's own chlorine. A cell is plumbed into the system right before the water hits the pool. This cell is attached to a control box which tells the cell to generate chlorine from the salt. The only other consideration is differing metals in the water... which means if you have a metal (stainless steel, aluminum) ladder, you may want to swap it out with a plastic one.


What happens when salt is put in a chlorine pool?

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.


Does a salt water spa really need chlorine or bromine?

If you have a salt water hot tub or pool, you shouldn't need to add any extra chlorine. I am the pool operator at our local YMCA and we have a salt system with a Chloromatic chlorine generating cell. Rarely do we add any extra chlorine, only in cases of decontamination and/or shocking. Bromine does do better than chlorine in higher temps.