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    Hilarious article BASHING salt water pools

    I googled, "salt water pools killing vegetation" and this came up:

    http://www.carefreeclearwater.com/saltwaterpools.html

    My favorite is the headline: Turning Your Pool into a Chlorine and Caustic Chemical Factory!




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    Re: Hilarious article BASHING salt water pools

    Interesting read. While they do have a few facts correct in there they gloss over or ignore completely other facts that lead to their conclusions. Typical
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    Re: Hilarious article BASHING salt water pools

    Guess what they sell? Or more importantly what they don't sell?
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    Re: Hilarious article BASHING salt water pools

    Yeah, right. In the first couple of paragraphs it was clear they slanted the story in order to sell their ionizer products.

    Marketers. Gotta love them with their half thruths and almost fibs.

    Of course, the uneducated general public won't take the time to do their own research and learn until they have problems with their pools and/or people are constantly getting sick after swimming.

    Can you say green hair and stains?
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    Re: Hilarious article BASHING salt water pools

    all they missed was a theory linking them to global warming...
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    Re: Hilarious article BASHING salt water pools

    Quote Originally Posted by davelinde
    all they missed was a theory linking them to global warming...
    I think that was implied lol
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    Re: Hilarious article BASHING salt water pools

    wow , wosrse than smoking better tax the s--- out if it it

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    Re: Hilarious article BASHING salt water pools

    This may be a good place for the new guy to ask one of his many questions...

    I'm building a small (less than 2000 gallons) pool for my dogs and will need to backflush as necessary into my yard. Is there actually any affect to vegetation from pool water? What if it's a pool with a SWG? If there are negative side effects to plants from backflushing pool water, would it help if I backflush during rain showers to dilute the pool water?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Hilarious article BASHING salt water pools

    I didn't read much of it, but from what I skimmed.. Let's hope none of the ocean water gets in the ground since salt is so terrible!
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    Re: Hilarious article BASHING salt water pools

    Quote Originally Posted by bob2112
    This may be a good place for the new guy to ask one of his many questions...

    I'm building a small (less than 2000 gallons) pool for my dogs and will need to backflush as necessary into my yard. Is there actually any affect to vegetation from pool water? What if it's a pool with a SWG? If there are negative side effects to plants from backflushing pool water, would it help if I backflush during rain showers to dilute the pool water?

    Thanks!
    I have a DE bump filter. When it's time to change the DE, you bump the handle, open the waste valve and run water out to purge the DE. I run it right out into the yard. I have never had a problem with either the chlorine or the DE. The grass doesn't seem to mind.
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    Re: Hilarious article BASHING salt water pools

    The salt level in a swg pool is about the same as the salt content of human tears. We have not had any reports from anyone stating plants in the yard have died from the salt content of pool water drained into their yard.
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