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Thread: Salt water without a SWCG

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    Salt water without a SWCG

    I didn't know you could have a salt water pool and not have a SWCG...

    I understand the advantage of having a SWCG, but I can't invest in that right now. The Mrs keeps saying she wants a salt water pool cause she wants the "softer" water...

    Your thoughts???

    I don't mind adding my 12oz or so of Chlorine to the pool everyday, but I am interested in softening my water if possible...

    Please to throw me some advise
    Dennis in Central Indiana
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    Re: Salt water without a SWCG

    Adding salt does not really soften the water. It does closer match thr salinity in your eyes and changes the feel some.

    Get your water tested for salt (you could already be 1000+ ppm) and raise it up to about 2000ppm.
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    Re: Salt water without a SWCG

    My SWCG broke for the last time years ago I call it the $1,000 thermometer . But I do keep salt in the pool at about 2500 the water feels better with salt. if the pool has all the correct percentages of chemicals my eyes are fine. The SWCG are great when working the cells last about 3 to 5 years and need to be replaced that cost alone will buy a lot of chlorine.
    In ground 20,000gal - pebble-tec - salt, Intelliflo pump, Sta-Rite filter 450 sq ft ,Hayward 6060 booster pump, non functioning Aqua Rite SWCG, TF 100 test kit.

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    Re: Salt water without a SWCG

    When using liquid chlorine you are introducing salt all the time
    I was surprised at how high my salt was without adding it
    Check your salt content before adding any more or just rely on your liquid chlorine to raise it

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