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That depends on the amount of bio material in the water. A test it available from pool shops will aid you in determining this.

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Q: What should the chlorine level be in salt water pools?
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Do Swimming Pools Just contain water?

No. Swimming Pools contain water with chlorine

Are salt water pools colder than chlorine pools?


Do salt water pools hurt your eyes more than chlorine pools?

Salt water pools are really saline pools. The salt content is much less than natural sea water. You can barely taste the salt in the pool. Chlorine pools hurt your eyes , while salt water pools do not.

Does chlorine in pools make you sleepy?

Not at the recommended level. If to much is used you may feel sleepy. Chlorine is very dangerous it leaves the water as chlorine gas which can kill you in high enough doses. Always ensure proper ventilation with indoor pools.

Why do you use chlorine to clean pools?

You put chlorine in pools, to kill bugs and to stop mosquitoes from laying eggs in the water.

Can you go swimming in a pool with shock in it?

Shocking should be done in order to kill the chloramines. It depends on your chlorine level. For residential pools it should be 1.5-2.5ppm. For commercial, chlorine should be 3.5-4.5ppm. If you have just shocked, don't go in the water. The chlorine is probably 10-12ppm and will cause itching and burning. Wait until the level drops to a safe level, as stated above.

How does chlorine react with water?

Chlorine atoms do not combine with the water molecules, which, therefore, means that Chlorine doesn't react with water. That is why Chlorine is used in swimming pools.

Chlorine as a disinfectant?

chlorine disinfects water. eg:swimming pools- it makes them cleaner.

What is a chlorine water filter used for?

Chlorine water filters are used to remove chlorine from a source of water. It can be used to remove the taste of chlorine from water and is often used in pools.

How do you get rid of water boatmen and backswimmers in a saltwater pool I have read where BioGuard works wonders for chlorinated pools but does it work for saltwater If not what does?

Salt water pools are in fact chlorine pools part of the salt is turned into chlorine by the salt water chlorinater If it works in a normally chlorinated pool it should also work in a salt water pool. However you should check if there is any metallic ingredient like copper in it as these are not recommended in salt water pools.

Is chlorine water topically use?

chlorine is used every day, in everything from pools and our drinking water.

How do you get rid of black water bugs in pools?


Whats the difference between salt water pools and chlorine pools?

They are both in fact chlorine pools chlorine pools The difference is that in one you add chlorine directly And in the salt water pool there is a chlorine generator that makes chlorine from the salt that that has been added to the pool. Until recently sodium chloride (common salt) was used in these pools and this gave the water a nice feel for the swimmers. Recently however a new system using magnesium and potassium chloride has been introduced making the water healthy to swim in and good to water the garden with if you are inclined to reuse back wash.

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

What are some things that contain chlorine?

Pools use chlorine to keep the water clean.

Is chlorine with water in it explosive?

No. In fact chlorine is added to swimming pools to kill bacteria.

How can you make your pool saline and not chlorine?

There is a common misconception that salt water swimming pools are chlorine free. Salt used in pools is "sodium chloride" When the salt water goes thru the generator the chlorine is released.

Does sharks like chlorine?

No. They are a salt water animal and chlorine is used in fresh water like swimming pools.

What is the difference between liquid chlorine for pools and for drinking water?

beacause chlorine is a chemical used to clean water

Does chlorine dissolve in water?

chlorine is in pools, i don't think that you see the chlorine. it just looks like water, so im guessing that it does.

What are Chlorinators used for?

Chlorinators are often used to maintain the level of chlorine in swimming pools. They put chlorine into the water to kill bacteria. The chlorinator can be regulated so that the amount of chlorine is enough to disinfect the water but not enough to irritate the skin and eyes of swimmers.

Can you add regular chlorine to salt water pools?


What chemical is added to water in pools to keep the water clean?

It's chlorine

Does bottled water have chlorine?

Yes. 7% in each bottle of water is chlorine. +++ Are you sure about that level? Mains water chlorine levels are about 2ppm; swimming-pools use 2 -4 ppm. That's far, far lower than that 7%: you'd be drinking bleach!

Why do swimming pools have clorine?

Swimming pools have chlorine to rid of germs in the water such a ;wee and Bogey...eghhh