Hot tubs and spas

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I am hoping to converse with someone that owns an "endless pool"... Their website is located here: http://www.endlesspools.com/main.html My wife and I are presently building an additional 2 car garage. The garage will be 24 ft x30 ft. with a bay for a vehicle. My concern is the chlorine and the possible rust it may cause. I have had an indoor hot tub for the past 10 years and never had a moisture problem or had any chlorine smells anywhere in the house as I have always kept it well ventilated. I also have had zero corrosion of anything in or near that room. So in getting back to the Endless pool they say they keep chlorine at a minimum. I will be installing a humidistat in the shop to set a fan off in the event of too much humidity. Again this pool will be well ventilated. The pool needs aproximately 8 feet X 16 feet of space...and beside the pool will be a weight work out area and a treadmill etc... The question is this... I have a very valuable vintage corvette that I want to put in the other bay beside that area..I would like to lay black and white checkered floor tile and put it on display there. I would like to converse with anyone that has experience with this type of workout pool....and what environment have you used it in.............Thanks...Jim
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Depending on your climate, some kind of a ERV or HRV may be better than an exhaust fan.

So you're going to display your vintage Corvette next to your endless pool?
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Why not get a salt system for your pool instead of using chlorine? Almost all new pools being installed are using salt systems. You never need chlorine. All they use is salt. Much nicer on the body and cheaper to operate also. Only time you need to add salt is when you loose water due to evaporation or splash out.
We are planning on converting our bromine pool to salt next summer.
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how does the salt leave when the water evaporates?
hint: it doesn't.

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Good point. However, that is a moot point since it is all electronically controlled and will tell you when and how much salt to add. You can also set the controller to shock the pool.
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Shock it... with chlorine, right? I thought those systems separate the sodium ions from the chlorine ions and use the chlorine to chlorinate the pool. Aren't you still chlorinating with this setup?
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olaf wrote:

Maybe we're getting off the subject but it's a direction in which I have some interest. I stated renting a house 10 months ago that has one of these salt water pool setups. Yes, the water is chlorinated but I don't think it's nearly as much as a normal pool. I don't know why one wouldn't need as much chlorine in the water. (Maybe the chlorine and salt have a combined effect?) This is the first time I've even had a pool so I can't compare it to what one would normally have in their home setup but I can say the level of chlorination isn't nearly what it is in my father's spa. We do have to resupply salt from time to time (about 600kg per year). True, salt doesn't evaporate with the water, but there must be enough loss when backwashing the filters to merit the additional salt. Sounds like a lot of salt loss - doesn't it? Maybe the pool guy is backwashing too much? :-0 Also, some salt has to leave as it is converted to chlorine and sodium. I can't even begin to speculate how much salt that eats up. By the way, the salt level is somewhat lower than sea water too.
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olaf wrote:

Maybe we're getting off the subject but it's a direction in which I have some interest. I stated renting a house 10 months ago that has one of these salt water pool setups. Yes, the water is chlorinated but I don't think it's nearly as much as a normal pool. I don't know why one wouldn't need as much chlorine in the water. (Maybe the chlorine and salt have a combined effect?) This is the first time I've even had a pool so I can't compare it to what one would normally have in their home setup but I can say the level of chlorination isn't nearly what it is in my father's spa. We do have to resupply salt from time to time (about 600kg per year). True, salt doesn't evaporate with the water, but there must be enough loss when backwashing the filters to merit the additional salt. Sounds like a lot of salt loss - doesn't it? Maybe the pool guy is backwashing too much? :-0 Also, some salt has to leave as it is converted to chlorine and sodium. I can't even begin to speculate how much salt that eats up. By the way, the salt level is somewhat lower than sea water too.
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The salt system uses about 4-6 PPT salt. (about the same as contact lens solution). The principle is they have a chlorine generator in line with the pump that creates instant chlorine from the salt but it quickly goes back into salt. In that short time the water is purified as it goes through. You still shock the pool occasionally with regular chlorine to keep things clear. We had a demonstration at one of our inspector meetings a while ago. The generator really foams up the water with microbubbles of pure chlorine.
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Our pool guy told us that we did not need to buy any chlorine to shock the pool. Simply turn up the level on the generator to 'shock level' for 12 hours or so.
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