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Old 06-21-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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I've gotten a few quotes around $40-$50 for weekly chemicals. Seems pretty steep, is this really the going rate? Thanks.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I pay zippo..I maintain it myself!
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Salt Water Chlorination System is what I use..doesn't use all those chemicals. Just add salt..salt cost about $6 for 50lb bag at Wal-Mart/Home Depot (200 lbs is good for the summer $24 total). Water is crystal clear, no burning of eyes, water feels softer on skin, easy to do..system tells you if more/less salt needed. Best bet is to use this system..for a pool like I have not very big 18ft round (above ground)..it cost me $149 for the Salt Water Chlorination System plus $24 in salt last year.

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Old 06-21-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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sounds cool carlo. who needs all those chemicals. What is the "system" exactly?
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:18 PM
 
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sounds cool carlo. who needs all those chemicals. What is the "system" exactly?

Salt water chlorination is the process of water sanitizing that uses chlorine gas produced with ordinary pool water and salt. The process uses electrolysis that breaks down salt into it's basic elements which are the active ingredient in all forms of chlorine. The chlorine gas produced kills algae and bacteria in the water then oxidizes the waste. The chlorine then regenerates back to salt and starts the process again.
Since salt does not evaporate there is no need to add salt all the time or have to handle and store chlorine. Additional benefits of a salt water chlorinator include better free Chlorine residual. The salt water acts as a softening agent, just like a water softener so your skin stays soft instead of dry and brittle.

Plus my pool doesn't taste salty like the ocean..just a trace of the salt taste.
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