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    Permasalt mistake

    I recently bought a 27' above the ground pool with the permanent salt system. I started reading about this after the fact and was freaked out to learn it doesn't sanitize the pool. I have a 2 and 3 year old swimming in my pool. I purchased my pool late in the season and I have been using chlorine in addition to the Permasalt products. The cooper has been high in the pool so i set the box on 2 (recommend 4)but the alkalinity has still been high. I know i need to make a change for next season cause financially it doesn't make sense. I am undecided whether to convert it back to chlorine pool or buy a saltwater generator. I have had a chlorine pool in the past and i understand how it works. But, I really want a saltwater pool however I don't know anything about saltwater hence the reason I ended up with the permanent salt system.

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    Re: Permasalt mistake

    Perma salt adds copper to your pool. You can do a search to find the many stories about it. We can help you help your pool.

    Let us know if you are ready to "fix" your pool and run it the TFP way. Here is a link to help you KNOW what we do here.

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    Re: Permasalt mistake

    Please understand, a salt pool IS a chlorine pool. The salt is converted to chlorine by the Salt Water Chlorine Generator added to the system.
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    Re: Permasalt mistake

    Permasalt does not claim to be a sanitizer, only an Algaecide.

    The Permasalt system requires the bi-weekly use of "Activate", which contains Dichlor, which is stabilized chlorine.

    The Permasalt system also uses "Preperate" at the startup, as well as bi-weekly additions of "Klairate" (a clearifier).

    Thats a whole lot of chemical additions for a system that boasts "a true low maintanence system", as well as being "green".

    Do you and your family a favor by going to a basic chlorine pool, either through manual chlorine additions or a SWG.

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