Hello, I've just transitioned from an in-ground salt water generated pool to an above ground chlorinated pool. (I sold the house that had the in-ground pool.)
What I really liked about that salt water generated pool was how comfortable the water was, and how clean it felt. I admit I haven't yet gotten into my new above ground pool, but I know from experience (because my first pool in the 90's was similar to what I have now) that this water probably won't feel as comfortable.
The pool store I went to sold me proteam supreme, and I just read one of your stickies, that a nice side effect is that it makes the water feel softer. But I had proteam supreme back in the 90's, and it didn't feel as nice as the salt water pool, in my opinion.
I also read here in this forum that some people have added salt to their chlorine pool, even though they don't have a SWG (salt water generater). That sounds very interesting to me, and if that makes the water feel nicer, I'd like to try that.
Is this okay to do in a vinyl liner pool? I have about 7600 gallons of water. How much salt should I add to that to do this? I think I read here that I should seek a concentration of 2000 ppm, but I don't know what that equates to in terms of pounds of salt. I'm guessing I could go to a pool store and have them tell me what my salt concentration is, once I add the bags.
I also feel kind of bad, because I bought a bucket of chlorine tabs, and now I'm reading on your site that you recommend liquid chlorine bleach. Maybe since I already spent the money, I'll use up the chlorine I've got, and then switch over to bleach when I'm done with it. But the nice thing about the chlorine tabs is that my automatic chlorinator will dispense it gradually. I'm guessing with liquid bleach I'd have to pour it in a lot more often than I have currently have to put chlorine tabs into my chlorinator, but I'm just guessing.