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Thread: Perma salt system.- levels all over the place

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    Perma salt system.- levels all over the place

    we just got an above ground pool installed and were sold the permasalt system. we were told it was easier to maintain the water quality. well we're having problems. there is algae on the sides and bottom of pool (slimy stuff). I checked the levels and we have low chlorine (obviously), high alkalinity, high PH, low stabilizer. if we were using chlorine we would just throw some chlorine pucks in but since we're not, what do we do to get the levels where they are supposed to be?

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    Re: Perma salt system.- levels all over the place

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Sorry, you were sold a bunch of bogus information and a system we do not recommend. Search the forum for "permasalt" and you will find plenty of reading.

    We just do NOT recommend the use of metals in a pool due to the risks of staining and green hair.

    BTW, we would not recommend just throwing in some Trichlor pucks either.

    Have you discovered Pool School yet? Start with these so we are speaking the same language:
    ABCs of Water Chemistry
    Recommended Pool Chemicals
    How to Chlorinate Your Pool

    You still have a chlorine pool ... and the maintenance on that is the same. You just have a bunch of copper in the water also.
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