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    SWG and copper pool lines

    I was talking to a pool plaster guy yesterday and he mentioned there were salt water generators that worked with copper lines. Anyone here of such a unit? I was wondering if he was confused with one of those mineral and chloine tab dispenser units.

    I am planning on replastering my pool and thinking about changing out the copper pipes with PVC so I can eventually add a SWG unit.
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    1hp Hayward pump and sand filter (size escapes me)
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    Melt In The Sun's Avatar
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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: SWG and copper pool lines

    I could (very easily) be wrong, but I thought the main issue with copper lines was pH (i.e. never below 7.0), not salt.
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: SWG and copper pool lines

    Replacing copper pipe with PVC is always a good idea, SWG or not. Copper is very sensitive to low PH.

    There is no problem using copper pipes with a SWG. Most people don't have copper pipes, but many many people have copper heat exchangers in their pool heaters that are used with SWG pools.
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