pool salt

Total hardness and calcium hardness in pool water.
Scale, calcium buildup, hard water and scaling problems.
dengel219

pool salt

Postby dengel219 » Sat 06 Oct, 2007 11:34

Is there any other way to lower salt level in pool other than pumping down and adding fresh water.


pool tech

salt

Postby pool tech » Sat 06 Oct, 2007 14:23

Sorry but that is the only way to lower the salt level. Just drain out a fourth of the water and refill. Keep doing that until your salt levels are where you want them.
Waterbaby

Postby Waterbaby » Tue 27 Jan, 2009 16:52

There is always more than one way to do things.
Turn the salt chlorinator to max and run your pump for longer.
That way your actually using the salt, not pouring your money down the drain.
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Postby chem geek » Tue 27 Jan, 2009 18:02

Running the salt chlorinator longer will NOT lower the salt level. When the saltwater chlorine generator (SWG) produces chlorine, it does convert chloride to chlorine, BUT when the chlorine gets used up it converts back to chloride so the net effect is no change in salt level.
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Postby lonestar » Wed 28 Jan, 2009 11:20

Just to be certain its clear: chemgeek is 100% correct. Salt pool owners add salt occasionally because of water loss through splashout, leaks and backwash.

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