We live an area with hard water, and are exploring the possibility of retrofitting our house with a soft water loop. Since it wasn't added during construction, the entire house, including the pool refill valve, would have to be on soft water. I can keep one outside tap hard, so initial filling of the pool could still have hard water, but all of the evaporation/refill would be soft. We would use NaCL as a softener over KCl. Does anyone have first hand experience with soft water in a pool? I understand that I would need to maintain an acceptable level of calcium to prevent leaching from the pebbletec. I have also read that soft water will increase alkalinity and PH, and we already have frequent acid demand in the summer, so I am not sure what to expect there. With a SWG, would the softened water be likely to drive my salt saturation up quickly, thus rendering my chlorinator ineffective?(Obviously it would depend on specifics and calibration, but I am just seeking out any information/advice/experience to weigh the headache of it all). We do not want to drain/refill every year or hamper our equipment. Less calcium scaling sounds nice, but I do not have a problem with having hard water in our pool If we were to do it, the goal is to get soft water in the house, so we are trying to decide if soft water in the pool is a deal breaker. The system we have was not maintained well by previous owners, so we have already had a great deal of maintenance. The last thing we want to do is damage the pool or pool equipment. Any insight is appreciated!