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    Seawater Pools

    Over here in Cyprus we are having a severe freshwater shortage. Does anyone have any experience/knowledge about seawater pools? I know big hotels have seawater pools, but they just suck water out of the sea and let it pour back in again. I'm talking about tankering seawater to inland pools where the system will be a regular pump/filter setup.
    Apart from the corrosion issue, whats to stop me using seawater and just chlorinating it as if it were freshwater?
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    Re: Seawater Pools

    As long as you deal with the corrosion issues then everything else is essentially the same. The higher salt level will change the chemistry just slightly, for example the CSI is noticeably lower, but that only requires minor adjustments.
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    Re: Seawater Pools

    yuck!! Sea water!! When I swim in the ocean in Cancun I feel like Im liking a salt block
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    Re: Seawater Pools

    Here at the Eastern end of the Mediterranean, we have salinties of 39,000ppm!! due to the lack of circulation and low river outflows.
    I like swimming in the sea here as it is very buoyant and requires v.little effort.
    I know some won't like seawater in their pool, but the choice could be that or empty in a few years time.
    At the moment we don't have enough water to wash our cars or water our gardens.
    Vaughan Williams
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    Re: Seawater Pools

    Im sure I have an extreme dislike for sea water that others probably don't share. But if thats all there is then a sea water pool it is. I went on a cruise a couple years ago and jumped into the refreshing water of the ships pool only to find to my surprise it was sea water. I adjusted and did just fine but it was a surprise
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    Re: Seawater Pools

    I just found out that with a modification an Aligator siver/copper oxide system will work on seawater. Anyone any experience of this?
    Vaughan Williams
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    Re: Seawater Pools

    I would stay away from the ionizer. However, the Pool Pilot will work in sea water. It is the only SWG that I know of that will.

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    Re: Seawater Pools

    Hello Vaughan
    Also remember that with evaperation your salt levels will get higher as well, [dead sea everything will float].
    also a few aussie made swg's work with sea water, example Monarch,

    Strannick who spends time here, can help you with this.
    Hope this helps
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