Salt = Chlorine?

Chlorinating, maintaining the right chlorine levels,
chlorine problems. Dichlor, trichlor, cal hypo, bleach,
granules, chlorine pucks and chlorine sticks.
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Postby dynamictiger » Tue 06 Feb, 2007 15:46

Hi Mike In Tampa

I have not seen in Australia any product that claims that. There are some chemicals that may achieve this but I have no real world experience with this application.


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Postby Mike in Tampa » Wed 07 Feb, 2007 13:06

here's a link to the website. you being in the pool biz may be able to get more info out of it on it's claims with salt Chlorine generators. There's also a section for "professionals" that you may be able to join to get even more info.

all I know is that they were recommended highly by the "pebble tec" company that did the interior of my pool as well as the manufacturer of my salt chlorine generator.

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turns out I can't post a link to the website becuase the filtering does not like the combination of jacks and magic as one word. just google it as one word and then look for the product link for the "purple" stuff
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Postby Guest » Fri 09 Feb, 2007 17:18

MIKE IN TAMPA, YOU ARE RIGHT. JACKS MAKES A GREAT PRODUCT... WE USE IT EVERYDAY! I THINK WHAT MIGHT BE MISSING HERE IS THE STABILIZER(CYA). HAS THAT BEEN CHECKED???
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Postby Scarlett » Sat 10 Feb, 2007 23:23

nope i havent checked that
how do i do that? its not on the test kit i have......... i presume i need to take a sample to the pool shop?
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Postby dynamictiger » Sun 11 Feb, 2007 16:55

Yes
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Re: Salt = Chlorine?

Postby pooluser » Mon 12 Feb, 2007 13:24

Scarlett wrote:Ok i know this is a stupid question but on the test kits does the chlorine level result reflect the ammount of salt in the pool?

i have a salt water pool with a thing that is supposed to turn the salt to chlorine
when i test it shows low levels of chlorine
but the pool water tastes very salty
i am also having ph problems in that the pool requires frequent acid top ups to maintain the ph
is that normal?

i know stupid questions
but once the pool was finished we had absolutely no hand over on maintainence as they guy was then trying to sell someone coming around each week to do the work


no, they're two different things and you need to measure both. you may have salt in the pool but no chlorine generation. and you may have the cells running at full throttle but producing little chlorine becasue of low salt.

the increase in ph is normal because of the process involved in chlorine production (not so much the production of sodium hydroxide as a side effect but the outgassing during the production of chlorine within the cell). if you don't correct it it will naturally settle in at about 7.8.

if it's a new (inground) pool that's still curing then the ph rise is normal as the new surface releases calcium hydroxide as it cures.
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Postby Scarlettvixen » Wed 14 Feb, 2007 05:25

dynamictiger wrote:Yes


ok i have friday off i will take some to the pool shop and get it tested then
thanks for your help!


am i the only one who cant log in btw? i keep getting mysql errors when i try

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