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    SWG for a leaking pool?

    My pool loses about 200g per day. Is it a good idea to switch to SWG? I have calculated in order to keep the salt level in spec for Pentair SWG, I need to add salt every 3 months, which is fine. My concern is I have a lot of vegetation around the pool (palm trees, shrubs, etc). would a leaky salt water pool kill the plants?
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    Re: SWG for a leaking pool?

    If the leak has not killed any vegetation yet I doubt it will with a bit of salt in it. You get some rain there I would guess that will dilute/wash it away.

    Why not fix the leak?
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    Re: SWG for a leaking pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by mknauss View Post
    If the leak has not killed any vegetation yet I doubt it will with a bit of salt in it. You get some rain there I would guess that will dilute/wash it away.

    Why not fix the leak?
    I have paid a lot of money to several leak detection companies with no avail so I gave up that fight. Garden hose hooked up to a float valve is better for my wallet and my sanity!
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    Re: SWG for a leaking pool?

    Are you on a well? What does 200g a day run you per month?

    Man, is it possible a pvc pipe broke underground ? Do you have any soft or soggy areas? Thatís a lot of water that has to be going somewhere


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    Re: SWG for a leaking pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by todd.brock View Post
    Are you on a well? What does 200g a day run you per month?

    Man, is it possible a pvc pipe broke underground ? Do you have any soft or soggy areas? That’s a lot of water that has to be going somewhere
    about $20-$30 a month. no soft areas. My guess is the surface of the pool is just absorbing the water (old pool)
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