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    New to me house and pool - Thinking of converting to a SWG.

    I just finished moving the family to AZ from CA and have a new to me house and pool. The water is a mess (TA and CYA are off the charts) and will be draining it this week when we have a couple of cooler days. I used 12% liquid chlorine in California and had a shop that carried returnable 4 packs 2 minutes away. I'm still searching to see what my options are here, but wonder if the pool would be a good candidate for salt? The coping is brick and the deck is slate tiles. There is a waterfall and I'm not sure what the stone is. The slate has some minor flaking and my concern is whether the salt will damage it more rapidly. Thanks for any advice.

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    Re: New to me house and pool - Thinking of converting to a SWG.

    Salt effects on stonework seem to center around the softer stones in and around TX, OK, etc.

    Your tiles look harder than that but it's hard to say. Probably would be just fine but that's a guess and I'm not sure anyone could predict the outcome precisely. You could give it a shot and remove the SWG if you started to notice accelerated corrosion.
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    Re: New to me house and pool - Thinking of converting to a SWG.

    Pretty pool!
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    Re: New to me house and pool - Thinking of converting to a SWG.

    Not sure about the salt, but if you want to keep with the bleach, use the locator and start making some calls: http://www.hasapool.com/dealer_locator_hasa.php
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    Re: New to me house and pool - Thinking of converting to a SWG.

    Nothing inside of 500 Miles from here.
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    Re: New to me house and pool - Thinking of converting to a SWG.

    Quote Originally Posted by timerguy View Post
    Nothing inside of 500 Miles from here.
    But there plenty in Phoenix.
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    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
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    Re: New to me house and pool - Thinking of converting to a SWG.

    I converted to salt last summer. Awesome investment. I went with a pool pilot nano+. I think the cell is sized for 40k and with my pool being 17k, I only need to run it at 35% to keep up the chlorine level.

    You can barely tell there is salt in the pool, 3000ppm is more like saline.

    I installed it myself so the cost was minimal.
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    Re: New to me house and pool - Thinking of converting to a SWG.

    That looks like a postcard! Fix'er up!
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    Re: New to me house and pool - Thinking of converting to a SWG.

    Richard, wish I could get my brother to send me some--He lives in Mesa!
    Pool size: 24000gal inground Vinyl-Taylor k-2006 and k-1766 test kits and-speed stir
    Intermatic P1353ME digital timer w/freeze sensor
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    Re: New to me house and pool - Thinking of converting to a SWG.

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    That looks like a postcard! Fix'er up!
    +1. Agreed. Wow, beautiful pool and view!
    24'x40' 25k gal Imperial Mountain Pond IGP, full 28 mil VynAll Ocean Breakers liner. All Hayward system: 140k BTU HeatPro heat pump, 3/4HP single speed TriStar 2" Pump, DE6020 filter, AquaPlus Automation/Salt Chlorination, remote controls, ColorLogic 4.0 lighting. Polaris 280 w/PB4-60 BP. TF100 & K1766 test kits. Rinox Palazzo pavers and Spherik coping. Pool installed 9/2013, project completed 6/16/14.

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