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    Water softener effect on a swg pool

    So my wife wants to have out water softener hooked back up ( brought it over from out last house). My question is what kind of effect will this have on my pool?
    The softener can use potassium or salt but we always used potassium.
    At the old house we did not have an auto fill so I would shut the softener valve off before filling.


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    Re: Water softener effect on a swg pool

    Where is your auto fill line plumbed in from? Most are taken outside, at a point before it hits the house plumbing, unless you have it tied into a hose spigot.
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    Re: Water softener effect on a swg pool

    Many members top-off the water from a softener ... it sill just result in adding less calcium to the pool in the refill water.
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    Re: Water softener effect on a swg pool

    You will be fine. Water from a water softener has salt instead of calcium. That often provides enough salt that you won't have to add salt separately, though situations vary. Potassium chloride is fine. We don't recommend it just because it costs more and has no advantages, but it won't hurt anything either.
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    Re: Water softener effect on a swg pool

    Water softener has not been installed yet but the guy who installed it for me last time grabbed the main line before it entered the house. From here he ran a 1" copper pipe on opposite side of wall to softener then back out out to where it went back into the house.
    I believe he would route it the same way at my current house as the main line comes into the house on other side if my garage


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