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Thread: After the Flood & have you added salt to your non SWG pool?

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    May 2014
    Houston, TX

    Question After the Flood & have you added salt to your non SWG pool?

    The pool has fully recovered from the 8.5 inch rain. Thanks to finding TFP before the refill the water never turned green just went from brown back to Sparkling Blue.

    I have not used any Tabs or powered shock since refill 6 weeks ago. I did not have to SLAM after the flood I just kept ph 7.5 and CL 4-6.
    I brushed, vaced, & backwashed every day and ran the pool 24hr for 6 days.
    I am very happy with the water now, no chlorine smell at all.

    This morning's test.

    FC 3.5
    CC 0
    PH 7.8
    CH 250
    TA 80
    Salt is below the chart about 300.
    CYA 22-- It was 27 before the rain then 40,33, 28, 25, 22. I think the dirty water was giving false readings.
    I already ran out of R0013 and need to order some more.

    So CH and CYA went down due to draining 8.5 inches out.
    PH TA has improved and PH rise has slowed down.

    The wife loves the Ocean so I thought about adding salt to 1000.
    Pool Math says add 97 pounds, wow that seems like a lot?

    Does salt help prevent algae? Will it rust out my heater?

    Would salt be a mistake if I decided to add borates later?
    TF-100 Test Kit. 25 year old plaster in ground, 16,600 gallons pool & spa, sand filter, the worlds oldest Jet Vac pool cleaner. Pool is surrounded and covered be large live oak trees.

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: After the Flood & have you added salt to your non SWG pool?

    Salt around 2000 ppm will improve the water feel, salt around 1000 is unlikely to make any detectable difference (though some people sense lower levels better than others).

    Salt at these levels has no effect on algae either way. It also has no effect on the heater. Salt needs to be over 5000 before the heater will be affected at all.

    Salt is completely unrelated to borates. They don't interact at all.
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