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    Hello from TN

    hello everyone, ive have a 24'x52" round above ground pool with the perma salt system. im on my second season with the pool now and we all love it. i will admit, the perma salt system is far from the low maintenance that was pitched to me, but im not lazy so i work with it.
    the more i read about chlorine and its sanitizing properties, the more i want to convert back to a typical setup.
    i know this isnt the forum for how to's or advice but i would be interested to know how much of a process it would be to ditch the perma salt all together and use the bbb method that i have read so much about.

    Thanks
    14,000 gal 24' AG, EcoKleer 1.5hp pump, 26" EcoKleer sand filter, Perma Salt (FML)

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    Re: Hello from TN

    Hey! Welcome to the forum. Converting would be absolutely no problem. You can search "permasalt" here on the forum and I think you will come up with some folks who may have done so...I can't quite remember.

    Importantly, we will encourage you to get that copper out of your pool.

    That you are willing to learn new ideas and just a little bit of work will make it a chip shot for you.
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    Re: Hello from TN

    Hi, welcome to TFP! Please post a complete set of test results and we can help you get started. After reading up on the components of the perma-salt system it should not be a difficult process to switch to chlorine only.
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    Re: Hello from TN

    Welcome, bellinibean!

    Another Tennessean here (Just south of Nashville). If I can be of any help, don't hesitate to ask!
    -Gordon
    Pool School helps me maintain my 13,500G 24' x 48" ASP with Sand Filtration using a TF100 Test Kit and Pool Calculator.
    Remember, the Shock Process should be followed until : 1. CC is less than 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less and, 3. The water is crystal clear.
    --I didn't buy my pool to swim in it. I bought my pool to watch my wife swim in it. :wink:

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    Re: Hello from TN

    Quote Originally Posted by gboulton
    Welcome, bellinibean!

    Another Tennessean here (Just south of Nashville). If I can be of any help, don't hesitate to ask!
    south of nashville, huh?? i live in smyrna.. just off almaville rd. exit.
    14,000 gal 24' AG, EcoKleer 1.5hp pump, 26" EcoKleer sand filter, Perma Salt (FML)

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    Re: Hello from TN

    Quote Originally Posted by bellinibean
    Quote Originally Posted by gboulton
    Welcome, bellinibean!

    Another Tennessean here (Just south of Nashville). If I can be of any help, don't hesitate to ask!
    south of nashville, huh?? i live in smyrna.. just off almaville rd. exit.
    We're pretty dang close then. I'm in La Vergne, just north of where Sam Ridley meets Murf Road.

    Given your Permasalt system, I'm gonna wager we both bought our pools at the same place. *heh*

    Can't help you with the conversion, but looks like there's some good info here on the site, and it shouldn't be a tough process. I can sure as heck vouch for BBB though...you won't be sorry.

    If I can be of any assistance, maybe testing some water until you get a good test kit or something like that, I'll be happy to help.
    -Gordon
    Pool School helps me maintain my 13,500G 24' x 48" ASP with Sand Filtration using a TF100 Test Kit and Pool Calculator.
    Remember, the Shock Process should be followed until : 1. CC is less than 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less and, 3. The water is crystal clear.
    --I didn't buy my pool to swim in it. I bought my pool to watch my wife swim in it. :wink:

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    Re: Hello from TN

    Welcome to tfp, bellinibean
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Hello from TN

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Importantly, we will encourage you to get that copper out of your pool.
    Dave, for my own education...

    Is removal of the copper the correct choice, or is a sequesterant enough?

    If the former, is there any method of doing so short of draining and refilling?
    -Gordon
    Pool School helps me maintain my 13,500G 24' x 48" ASP with Sand Filtration using a TF100 Test Kit and Pool Calculator.
    Remember, the Shock Process should be followed until : 1. CC is less than 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less and, 3. The water is crystal clear.
    --I didn't buy my pool to swim in it. I bought my pool to watch my wife swim in it. :wink:

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    Re: Hello from TN

    truth is my copper is pretty low, like .1ppm, so switching shouldnt be an issue. one od my main concerns though is the sand filter.. should the sand be completely removed and replaced or could i just roll with a good backwash?
    14,000 gal 24' AG, EcoKleer 1.5hp pump, 26" EcoKleer sand filter, Perma Salt (FML)

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