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    Saltwater system still need a pump?

    Hey everyone. I am a TOTAL newbie to owning a pool or knowing anything about them.
    We decided to start looking into pools and as ive googled around, ive figured out that apparently sand filter pumps are the best for total chlorine pools, but a lot of people love saltwater pools even better. They sound like lower maintenance and less expensive. We chose an Intex pool 18' wide and 52" deep with a sand filter but now ive decided I want a saltwater system. Do I still need a pump/filter or does the saltwater system do all that? thanks!

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    Re: Saltwater system still need a pump?

    A salt water chlorine generator is a separate piece of equipment from a pump and a filter which are also separate. A salt pool IS a chlorine pool btw and a sand filter could care less! Welcome.
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    Re: Saltwater system still need a pump?

    Hello, Pool School - Pool School is your friend.
    The basics: Chlorine (liquid (in the form of bleach) or gas (formed in a SWCG)) kills the nasties. The filter catches the dead nasties. The pump moves the water with the dead nasties to the filter, the filter catches the dead nasties, clean water is returned to the pool, and repeat.

    How you add chlorine is pour it in, or generate it in a SWCG (Salt Water Chlorine Generator).

    ALWAYS maintain a proper Chlorine/CYA level. It's best to run your chlorine level a little high then low.
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    Re: Saltwater system still need a pump?

    You just install the SWG after the pump and return the water to the pool simple and effective

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