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    Adding salt to chlorine pool.....

    HI All,
    I'm happy with my Liquidator chlorine system but was wondering if adding some salt would soften the water a bit. Any benefits or drawbacks to this? What concentration would be ideal?
    Thanks,
    Joe
    15,500 gal, inground gunite pool with 7 ft spa, 2 speed pump 2hp/.33hp, 3/4 hp booster pump, Intermatic P1353 timer, AutoPilot SC-48, Sand filter with ZeoBest, Heater, that I never use . . .

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    I have had 1800 ppm in my non-SWG chlorine pool for the past two seasons.

    Absolutely love it. The water feels so good, it's kind of indescribable. I know adding salt doesn't make it soft, but it sure feels that way.

    At our levels, I can't taste it, and have never had anyone comment that they can either.

    As for testimonials, the other day a friend of my youngest daughter told me, while in the pool, that she loved our pool, it was so "crisp and refreshing". She has a pool at home, and has swam in several others as well.

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    I also have a non SWG saltwater pool. This is my second pool in which I've added salt (2400 ppm). Another real advantage and noticeable difference is in the eyes. They feel better and I swim a lot under water with my eyes open. As far as disadvantages, they have been discussed at great length on both this forum and at the Pool Forum. Though they are real, I do not believe they are any great concern unless you have natural stone coping or other stone features as it has been reported that some of the softer stone may show pitting over time. As far as corrosiveness, I personally have not noticed any in several years. One universal recommendation is to rinse off furniture and other areas exposed to the saltwater during periods of little rain. I will always have a saltwater pool.

    Dave

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    Thanks a lot for the info. Any links to the discussions?
    15,500 gal, inground gunite pool with 7 ft spa, 2 speed pump 2hp/.33hp, 3/4 hp booster pump, Intermatic P1353 timer, AutoPilot SC-48, Sand filter with ZeoBest, Heater, that I never use . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzmisl
    Thanks a lot for the info. Any links to the discussions?
    Here you go http://www.troublefreepool.com/viewtopic.php?t=1192

    and there is a link to the poolforum discussion given by Rangeball in that thread
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    I've also got 1,110ppm of salt in my non-saltwater pool. It feels much better on our eyes, skin and hair...it's very welcomed addition

    At 1,110ppm I could taste it in our pool, but it's really not a very big deal. Others have also tasted it too, some had inquired why our water tasted a little salty, I never told them anything about the pool other than to jump in. They knew nothing about the added salt. But again...it's no big deal.

    dan
    33' Aqua-Leader AGP
    Hayward cartridge filter and IntelliFlo VS pump.
    Solar Heat coming ; used to own Aqua-Cal HeatWave 100k (HeatPump)
    Aqua-Rite t-15 SWG

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    We also had it for some years before going to a SWCG and loved it.
    18x33x52 Buttressfree Seaspray (Wilbar) AGP - 1.5hp Pentair Maxim w/22" Pentair Meteor Sand Filter, Aqua Rite SWG System, Biltmore Walk In Steps - 2/4x20 Solar Panel Setup - Doheny Jet Drive (RIP -Pool Rover Jr) - finally hard plumbed the whole darned thing -
    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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