Drying water

Shelley N

Well-known member
May 1, 2007
Denver, Colorado
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


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LifeTime Supporter
Jul 15, 2007
Eastern Pennsylvania
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 :)
Mar 22, 2008
Central Alabama
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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In The Industry
May 20, 2007
SWSuburban Chicago, IL
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. :mrgreen: