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    Salty taste.

    I had some people over this past week and a few of them says the water tastes a little salty but didn't think anything about it because they were all a little intoxicated. My wife had a friend of hers over yesterday afternoon and they said the same thing. I can taste it a little but not like what they described. My SWG says salt is at 3100-3200, it changes some days but has been around that since I last added salt 4 weeks ago. Is this normal? I have some salt test strips but I have never used them and from reading don't think they are very accurate.
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    Re: Salty taste.

    I'd check it with the strips. Your cell could be reading incorrectly.

    Some people are more sensitive to the taste as well.
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    Re: Salty taste.

    Perfectly normal.

    "Your pool tastes a little salty, Kyle."

    A couple of responses would work.

    Response #1

    "Yes, I have a saltwater pool. There is salt in the water because of this."

    Response #2

    "Then quit peeing in my pool."


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    Re: Salty taste.

    Normal. Some people are just more sensitive.

    You dumped how many bags of salt in the pool? Of course it's salty!
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    Salty taste.

    Ok thanks. That was my response " Well it is a salt water pool". I just wanted to check after 4 people said it tasted more salty than other salt water pools they have been in. I will check it with the strips to see how far they differ.
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    Re: Salty taste.

    No one ever says my pool taste salty unless I tell them it is a salt water pool. Then the questions start!
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    Re: Salty taste.

    I have had salt levels over 4200 at times and no one ever complained of it tasting salty. But then maybe my friends are smart enough to not drink from the pool.
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    Re: Salty taste.

    You might do a test and see what your levels are.

    I do notice a saltiness to my pool and others don't often comment. I tend to agree that some are more sensitive to it than others.
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    Re: Salty taste.

    I don't think I have ever had our water taste like salt. I don't drink it of course but I am sure I get splashed enough to notice if it were salty. I bet if those people didn't know it was a salt pool they wouldn't have noticed.
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    Re: Salty taste.

    Even non SWCG pools can taste a little salty. Salt is left behind in the water as sodium hypochlorite is consumed in the water.

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