Super dumb question. If the SWG is so fantastic because of how the salt makes the skin feel, how come I can't just pour some softener salt in my BBB pool and reap the benefits. (my husband says that you are going to say that salt is not used because of the effect on the skin, it is used because it is cheaper and simpler to maintain clear water.) We are dedicated BBB pool people, but the chlorine is VERY drying to our skin and hair. I am confused because chlorine is chlorine so I am assuming the SWG would still cause the same drying problem. Perhaps it is the salt additive that makes it bearable. Which brings us full circle. Why can't I just pour some softener salt in my pool?