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Old 08-09-2009, 12:35 PM
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Default public salt water pools

Does anyone know whether San Diego has any public salt water pools?
Thank you.
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Why would anyone want a salt water swimming pool?
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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There's a big giant one called the ocean and it's on the west side of town.
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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Why would anyone want a salt water swimming pool?
Salt water pools is an alternative way to disinfect your swimming pool to chlorine. Taken from wikianswers here are some benefits of salt water pool.

  • Saltwater is an expense when it is installed, but after that you do not have to add chlorine as salt makes chlorine. This saves you $60 for every bucket you buy.

  • Salt is softer on your skin.

  • The new salt systems are great, as they monitor and clean themselves.

  • You also do not have the obnoxious little floater in your pool all the time with salt.

Both systems generate Disinfection By Products (DBP). Both systems are very climate dependent and also vary based on pool usage.
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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And now the disadvantages of salt water swimming pools.

1. Salt
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:35 PM
 
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And now the disadvantages of salt water swimming pools.

1. Salt

The salt content is nowhere near that of say the ocean. You basically don't get nearly the extent of chlorine smell but get the same disinfectant quality. I would also be curious of any public saline solution pools or UV pools in San Diego area.

Thanks
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Salt water pools are big here in Florida. One of the advantages is that it is easier on your skin, it isn't as harsh as chlorinated water. The salt is dumped into the pool and then goes through the chlorinating system. Our system broke a few years ago so we went back to chlorine rather than pay big bucks to fix it.

WikiAnswers - What are the advantages and disadvantages of a saltwater swimming pool
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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We use the salt water system and it's great!
Water is a little salty, but not quite as much as ocean water, just enough to know that there's salt in there.
Your eyes never get red, no need to buy chemicals - you buy the salt once and that's it.
No issues here, very happy with it.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:49 PM
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Default how about one with clean salt water?

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There's a big giant one called the ocean and it's on the west side of town.
That is funny indeed, but I was inquiring about one that has water clean enough to swim in. It has not been my impression that the ocean around San Diego is, unless one gets far enough away from the sewage of Mexico, maybe Carlsbad and up.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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That is funny indeed, but I was inquiring about one that has water clean enough to swim in. It has not been my impression that the ocean around San Diego is, unless one gets far enough away from the sewage of Mexico, maybe Carlsbad and up.
Have you actually tried swimming in the ocean? Imperial Beach is the only place I would avoid swimming in for dirty water, possibly parts of the Strand too. But unless it's raining (which is not often even in winter) and water is running off into the ocean, SD's coastal waters are pretty clean overall.

Pretty much anywhere from Coronado north is fine for swimming, the water is pretty clear and clean at most SD beaches.
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