My saltwater system will not even chlorinate if the salt level is too high (I think above 4000 PPM). I'm sure the manufacturer designed the system that way for a reason. And I'd think it's not because the cell can't chlorinate at that high a level, but probably because they know the damage high salt levels can cause and don't want you to have a case for suing them.my neighbor across the street also has a pool. He mentioned to me an article in the local newspaper pertaining to using massive amounts of salt in pools to cut down the use of chlorine.
A very large number of people report that adding salt to a non-SWG pool improves the water feel.iggy said:The salt by itself in a regular pool doesn't do a thing except make the water salty.
This varies, depending on the brand of SWG. Some of them are not affected at all, good or bad. Some of them become more efficient. Some of them shut down, and some of them burn out. All of this, of course, depending on just how much higher than the recommended levels you are.iggy said:If the level of salt is higher than most manufactureres recommendations it will not work efficiently.
My level is about 4000ppm per NPS's little electric wand and 3700 per my test strips. I licked the water and it taste icky, very salty, I had a few beers My girlsfriend just shook her head :-D I also tasted it at 2500 in the past, still icky. Now being as tasting the water isn't a normal part of my swimming experiance I don't mind what it taste like. Being as the ease of maintaining the FC and the great $$$ savings, I'm NEVER going back to a non SWG system, I swear by it and all I use is a pair of inexpensive Intex generators.RebelRidin said:I recently switched to SWG and added salt to hit 3200 ppm. I was a bit surprised at how noticeable the salt taste was. It might be useful to come up with a recipe for mixing small batches of salt water on the kitchen counter at common SWG concentrations so folks could try out the taste in advance and avoid buyers regret... Any recipe volunteers?
I am new to pools this year and bought a new/used house with a SWG. My salt levels are at about 3000 ppm. I some times think I can taste a little salt when I am swimming, but not sure. My wife and kids swear they taste salt, but I think they are exaggerating a bit after watching me dump in 6 bags of salt into the water earlier this year LOL!RebelRidin said:I recently switched to SWG and added salt to hit 3200 ppm. I was a bit surprised at how noticeable the salt taste was. ...