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Old 06-27-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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Salt Water Pool?

When the FW pool was redone was it changed to a salt water pool or is it still Chlorine?
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it is very much a fresh water, extremely chlorinated pool
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:52 PM   #3
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When the FW pool was redone was it changed to a salt water pool or is it still Chlorine?
You're kidding, right?
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:38 PM   #4
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It is actually kind of silly if they didn't upgrade to salt water. The savings from not having to buy all those chemicals pays for the upgrade within a few years, and the water quality is so much better. Daily maintenance requirements are reduced greatly as well. My neighborhood pool upgraded during this past off-season and the pool is much nicer on the skin, and ongoing maintenance easier on the HOA's budget.
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:51 PM   #5
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it is very much a fresh water, extremely chlorinated pool
"extremely" chlorinated? Does that mean you can smell the chlorine? Or does it burn your eyes?
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"extremely" chlorinated? Does that mean you can smell the chlorine? Or does it burn your eyes?
it means you can't smell the pee
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:42 PM   #7
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Saltwater...ewww...I wouldn't set foot in the pool if that's the way it was.

Like most "public" pools, it seems to have a higher chlorine content than the average home pool. If you've ever been in a busy pool you'll understand. Nothing out of the ordinary and not a problem for the hour I spent in it with my son.

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Old 06-27-2009, 11:33 PM   #8
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Saltwater pools are the best! The initial investment is more but no shock no chemicals to store just bags of salt like you use in a drinking water purification system its better for your skin, hair, and there is no salt taste or feel. Dont knock it till you try one and dont let the word salt fool you its not salty ocean water
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I don't know what they are using know, but a few years ago I know it was bromine, not chlorine. Most can't tell the difference between the 2.
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Whatever it takes to kill the germs in that giant toilet they call a pool.
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Whatever it takes to kill the germs in that giant toilet they call a pool.
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Ditto............
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Scotch!
That doesn't kill the germs-it just makes them drunk

I know a lot of the resorts pools use bromide, so I was surprised to hear they were using chlorine in this pool. I was just wondering how strong the chlorine smell was at the Fort pool.

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If you "smell" chlorine - you are actually smelling Combined Chloramines, by products of the sanitizing process. It means the water is not properly balanced, allowing CC to form. If you smell it, it usually means there isn't/hasn't been ENOUGH chlorine to do the job effectively.

Saltwater pools ARE chlorine pools. Chlorine is generated from salt by a "Saltwater Chlorine Generator" and the salt is converted into chlorine.

Bromine is not usually recommended in an outdoor pool because it there is no way to protect it from UV destruction like you can with chlorine via the use of stabilizer/CYA which cuts chlorine loss to the sun by 50%. CYA and Bromine aren't compatible....it makes a bromine pool very expensive to operate.

SWCG pools are not chemical free- And you still might need to shock a SWCG pool - if the FC levels haven't been maintained, allowing CC or algae to take hold. SWCGs are not cheap, but they are convenient and the salt does feel "softer" to the skin. You still might need PH/TA balancers and Cyanuric Acid, but other than that an SWCG is a relatively simple system to operate.
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If you "smell" chlorine - you are actually smelling Combined Chloramines, by products of the sanitizing process. It means the water is not properly balanced, allowing CC to form. If you smell it, it usually means there isn't/hasn't been ENOUGH chlorine to do the job effectively.

Saltwater pools ARE chlorine pools. Chlorine is generated from salt by a "Saltwater Chlorine Generator" and the salt is converted into chlorine.

Bromine is not usually recommended in an outdoor pool because it there is no way to protect it from UV destruction like you can with chlorine via the use of stabilizer/CYA which cuts chlorine loss to the sun by 50%. CYA and Bromine aren't compatible....it makes a bromine pool very expensive to operate.

SWCG pools are not chemical free- And you still might need to shock a SWCG pool - if the FC levels haven't been maintained, allowing CC or algae to take hold. SWCGs are not cheap, but they are convenient and the salt does feel "softer" to the skin. You still might need PH/TA balancers and Cyanuric Acid, but other than that an SWCG is a relatively simple system to operate.
And if I hadn't already gotten into the scotch that would have made sense to me!
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