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    Shelley N's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Denver, Colorado

    Drying water

    Hello All -

    This year I have noticed my skin getting very dried out every time I get out of the pool. I'm wondering if it's just me becoming a delicate flower, or there is something I can do about it. We just added some salt, and I was very hopeful this would fix the problem, but it didn't. Here are the facts:

    CL 4 - 8 usually 5 ppm
    cc 0
    CYA 50
    PH 7.4 (fought high ph last year, now it's just staying put)
    salt - 1,870 new this week!
    alk 80
    cal 90
    temp 82

    11,000gal AGP
    sand filter
    1.5hp pump
    Denver, CO

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    AnnaK's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    Eastern Pennsylvania

    Re: Drying water

    I would increase the TA to 100 which will raise the pH a little, and I'd add another 40# bag of salt.

    If that doesn't do it, it's your delicate flower skin

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    Mar 2008
    Central Alabama

    Re: Drying water

    I added salt this past weekend and all I can say is, "WOW"! I went to 2200 ppm. I also added borates and the combination of the salt and borates made quite a difference in my water. It truly sparkles and all my guests commented on how great their hair and skin felt after swimming. My daughter even swears it help clear a few pimples.

    Perhaps you might want to give borates a try . . .
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: Drying water

    I wonder does Calcium Hardness make a difference?

    That happens to my skin in my SIL's pool but I'm not going to test her water unless she asks me too. I don't want it to appear as tho I'm judging her pool.
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