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Thread: Re-Filling after Renovation: Chlorine vs Salt

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    Jul 2013
    Puerto Rico

    Re-Filling after Renovation: Chlorine vs Salt


    I am completing a pool renovation (re-plastering, water line, etc.). I changed my pool to salt over a year ago (and love it) but the Pool Contractor recommends that (when re-filling the pool) I run the system on Chlorine for a couple of weeks before switching to Salt again (no specific reason beyond "That's what I've always seen & done).

    I have a Hayward Aqua Plus system.

    Please feed back.


    Pool: 6,500gal Plaster (Pool & Spa), Capsule Shape, 25ft x 8ft, 3ft to 5ft depth
    Spa: 6ft diameter, 3ft deep
    Equipment: Hayward DE3620 Filter, EcoStar VS Pump, Aqua Plus Controls & SWG

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    Divin Dave's Avatar
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    Oct 2013
    Longview, Texas

    Re: Re-Filling after Renovation: Chlorine vs Salt

    your contractor is telling you the truth. Adding salt to a newly plaster pool isnt good for the plaster.
    To be on the safe side, you should probably wait 1 month before adding salt.

    Here is a link to what happens by OnBalance.
    When Should Salt be Added?
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge. Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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