Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: fibromyalgia and epsom salt in salt water swimspa

  1. Back To Top    #1

    fibromyalgia and epsom salt in salt water swimspa

    My daughter has fibromyalgia. We are installing a heated fiberglass hydrospa (9x14) that will hold approximately 680 gallons and will be salt water. I'd like to add Epsom Salt for the healing properties. ANyone know if 1) will Epsom harm the salt water system 2) how much epsom salt is needed to attain a therapeutic value in a 700 gal pool?
    21' X 52" Round AGP
    11,663 Gallons
    Vinyl Liner

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ft Lauderdale, Florida
    Posts
    1,455

    Re: fibromyalgia and epsom salt in salt water swimspa

    Epsom Salt, or magnesium sulfate, is not good for salt systems due to the sufates, which can cause premature depletion of the cell. There is a similar application using Magnesium and Potassium Chloride... magnapool.com
    Not sure you'll find a salt chlorine generator manufacturer that would recommend using epsom salt, as it does not contain the sodium or chloride components needed for chlorine generation.
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
    AquaCal Heat Pumps www.aquacal.com
    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators www.autopilot.com

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Re: fibromyalgia and epsom salt in salt water swimspa

    Thanks. Sorry I wasn't specific enough. I plan to use the the standard salt product the SWG is supposed to use. I'd like to add a Epsom Salt as a bath salt for healing. Is the answer the same?
    21' X 52" Round AGP
    11,663 Gallons
    Vinyl Liner

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ft Lauderdale, Florida
    Posts
    1,455

    Re: fibromyalgia and epsom salt in salt water swimspa

    yes, because you're still adding a significant amount of sufates to the water, which is detrimental to the chlorine generator cell.
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
    AquaCal Heat Pumps www.aquacal.com
    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators www.autopilot.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •