The traditional way to clean our pools is with chlorine. It cleans the
water, keeps it clear and helps keep algae away. There are many of us
though that get sore blood shot eyes, and skin irritations from
swimming in the chlorinated swimming pools. Our children ingest the
water by accident while swimming or just for fun when they are playing
water games. Chlorine is toxic. These things aside, the cost is also
very high. There are benefits to switching over from chlorinated pools
to salt water.
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I think the OP is talking about sanitizing the pool with a salt generator
system. These systems convert the sodium and chloride molecules and create
chlorine which is the sanitizer. Over time it recombines with the sodium
and continually generates chlorine. I have one of these systems and they
are much easier on the skin and eyes and yes, they are sanitary and much
cheaper to run. You only need to add salt when you open the pool in the
spring, or if you need to top up the pool with fresh water. And the level
of the salt is much less than you have in the ocean. You can barely taste
it changes the PH balance in your throat which kills some bacteria. I
would imagine the science has discovered that the type of bacteria
that gives you a sore throat dies because of gargling. Can't be said
about all bacteria
Yikes -- don't get your medical advice here, folks!
Gargling with salt water treats the symptom, not the disease. Some of
the pain of a sore throat is due to swelling, and gargling with salt
water helps remove water (by osmosis) from the swollen tissue, thereby
reducing the swelling and decreasing the pain. But the swelling and the
pain return as soon as your body gets more water back into the swollen area.
The saltwater doesn't kill any germs or change the pH of anything.
The sore eyes and skin irritations are not from the chlorine but are
usually due to the pH/alkalinity being out of balance.
And the pools with "salt" systems still have chlorine.....it's
generated from the salt (NaCl)
On Fri, 08 Jun 2007 21:06:08 -0700, Too_Many_Tools
It pretty much immediately recombines with the chlorine but during
that time all the water in the generator gets shocked, This is a
constant process cleaning and santizing the water as it flows through
the filter and Cl generator.
Hippie Chick wrote:
Drivel that is not worth reading.
Chickie, here's a hint:
water is toxic
Chlorine kills germs, its supposed to be toxic.
Salt water pools are a festering bacterial soup likely
to kill your kids who ingest the water or get it in cuts and scratches.
: Chlorine kills germs, its supposed to be toxic.
: Salt water pools are a festering bacterial soup likely
: to kill your kids who ingest the water or get it in cuts and scratches.
Co-worker has had a salt water pool for 3 years and neither him, nor
family has had any illnesses related to the pool.
On Wed, 06 Jun 2007 17:50:48 -0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
These days "Salt water pool" really implies a chlorine generator that
sanitizes the water as it passes through the system with chlorine. You
don't hold the residual chlorine in the pool itself, you do in the
circulation system. I would still be shocking the pool periodically if
I had this system but they do seem to work.
The salt level is on the order of 5-6 PPT, similar to contact
solution, where sea water is in the 36-38 range.
In alt.home.repair On Tue, 05 Jun 2007 07:56:17 -0700 Hippie Chick
If it's truly salt water (and not the generator spoken of on this
thread) it will damage any metal it comes into contact with.
A properly balanced clorine treated pool will not make your eyes burn.
And you can use 20 Mule Team Borax to raise pH, and liquid bleach for
shocking to save $$
Read this site. Look at the tips section:
For the past 6 or so years, I have been using a Nature 2 water purifier
in my 18 x 36 inground pool. It has replaced many of the pour in, or
spread in, chemicals. Additionally, I use about a quarter of the
chlorine tablets that I had to use before installing the purifier, i.e.,
a 50 pound can of 3" pellets lasted more than 3 years.
The purifier costs about $250 (cartridge included) and the replacement
cartridges cost between $80 and $100 (depending upon pool size and
retail pricing) and they suggest changing them every two years.
Cartridges are sold by most pool supply houses and on-line.
Company site: http://www.nature2.com/
Below is the old model I have:
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