I have studied the various threads on salt v chlorine and would love to use salt, but my PB is basically threatening to withdraw his warranties if I do. It appears that the primary benefits of salt are 1. the feel to the skin 2. convenience - not having to add chlorine daily 3. lack of chlorine smell.
Why do PB seem uniformly against salt and pool users almost uniformly love it?
If I succumb to the pressure of the PB to get a chlorine system, could I balance the negatives by:
1. Using UV lights to eliminate the chlorine smell, and if so, what size lights would I use since my pool is so large? Are the promises of a second level of bacteria protection sufficiently valid to support the cost? Any idea of a rough cost? Hayward's is called HydroRite. Has anyone used it? If I choose a SWG, should I still get UV lights?
2. Does anyone have experience with Hayward's Sense and Dispense product - HLChem - that monitors ORP levels and dispenses chlorine if it is needed. Would this really do away with daily dumping of chlorine in the pool?
3. Still no answer for the dryness feel to the skin of chlorine v silkiness of salt? Any other ideas?
Would love any SWG lovers to give me ammunition for my PB. He keeps saying I could always add SWG later.
Thanks so much.