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Why a salt water pool?


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Answered 2013-03-31 01:58:17

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.

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Will switching from chlorine chemical system to a salt water system ruin pool?

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How do you turn a pool to salt water?

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How do you change to salt water?

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Apart from Salt and a Pump what else do you need to run a salt pool?

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