I have been looking into converting my pool to salt water. The only real
advantages that I can see are you no longer need to add Chlorine the system
makes it's own. The other point is the water feels cleaner. So dose any body
have pros and cons (besides the initial cost) on the salt water system..
It will degrade the reinforcing steel in the concrete much faster,
ditto steel pool furniture. You should have an outdoor shower for pool
users to wash the salt off after they swim. I suggest researching the
chlorine/bacteria issue a little more, it doesn't sound right to me. If
you are trying to imitate seawater, it has about 3.5% dissolved
minerals, mostly sodium chloride but also a little sodium sulfate and
potassium and bromine salts, and many trace minerals. Most artificial
ponds just use rock salt, but if you're a purist you can Google "sea
salt" to find a source, just be sure to buy in bulk, or you will pay
alot for the gourmet seasoning.-Jitney
The salt in the pool water is not the sanitizer. An electrically powered
electrolyzer generates chlorine in the circulation line with the salt being
the electrolyte. The generated chlorine then provides the sanitation.
The salt concentration used is nowhere near as salty as sea water.
Technically you would call it brackish.
Exactly... in fact, I was thinking about doing the opposite --
converting the ocean to freshwater (+/- chlorine).
To me sea water feels dirtier than lake water -- and I end up feeling
salty and scummy afterwards until I take a nice long fresh water
Seawater does, but it also has sand, seaweed, plankton, and fish crap
floating around in it. Would a pool feel the same way? I'd shower anyway
after a swim. Even fresh water feels kind of chemically laden.
You still have to add chlorine for occasional superchlorination.
You will have a big electric bill instead of a big pool chemical bill.
Make sure the unit is warranted to deliver an effective ORP in your size
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