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Old 07-22-2010, 06:44 PM
 
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A few questions for those with pools.

If you live there all year do you keep your pool open all year around as well?

Any pros and cons regarding salt water pools? (I have never had one)

For our pool in New York we use something called "EZ-Pool" basically all you need to do is get the PH adjusted right and all you do all season is add one chlorine tablet and 5 scoops (depending on size of the pool) each week of the ez pool. No Shock, No Algaecide, no Clarifier etc. needed. Kind of expensive but it works great. What are folks doing in Florida that are maintaining their own pools?

If you travel back and forth...what do you do about closing pools in Florida then?
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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Salt water pool are fantastic. Can't recommend them enough for a low maintenance pool (not to mention easier on the skin, eyes, hair, etc). Annual supply costs and cleaning needs fell through the floor once we went salt.

HHH
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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Salt water pool are fantastic. Can't recommend them enough for a low maintenance pool (not to mention easier on the skin, eyes, hair, etc). Annual supply costs and cleaning needs fell through the floor once we went salt.

HHH
PLEASE tell me more as I am having a pool built right now and have the chlorine generator ordered for it but keep having second thoughts,but I really want to go with it!
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:33 PM
 
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PLEASE tell me more as I am having a pool built right now and have the chlorine generator ordered for it but keep having second thoughts,but I really want to go with it!
Well, here's what I wrote back in January of this year:

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I've been a saltwater pool advocate for a couple years now since we converted- we don't really do a thing to our pool during the 'off' season when we don't use it, the thing maintains itself (it is under a cage, so no leaves/debris gets in there). After periods of disuse, the pool chemistry hasn't been hard at all to get back to 'perfect'.

About once a month (at most) during the "on" season when we're regularly using it, we take the water to the local pool store for a quick analysis. For 2009, we MIGHT have spent around $10/month when averaged out in chemicals. A few bags of salt, a few gallons of acid here and there, stabilizer, and Jack's Magic... that was about it.

HHH
Hope that helps!

HHH
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:45 AM
 
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Is it easy to convert an existing pool from fresh water to salt water? Any cons to a salt water pool or is it all good?
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:45 AM
 
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How many hours do you have to run the pump to get proper sanitation from the chlorine generator?
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Loved our salt water pool. Still run the filter the same but water stays nice with very little intervention. The biggest benefit for us is the quality of the water. We spend a lot of time in the pool and there was a big benefit to our hair and skin versus the typical chlorine. Best of luck
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Illinois / Gulf Cove
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So if you have a pool that is not a salt pool and you want to convert want is needed?
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: FL
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Guy next door is regreting changing to salt water. His pool has been green twice this year. Our water is always pristine and very low maintainance.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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Guy next door is regreting changing to salt water. His pool has been green twice this year. Our water is always pristine and very low maintainance.
If you dont monitor and test your water regularly any pool can turn green on you when you think everything is fine,trust me I've had pools for several years and they usually decide to do it on the weekend of a big partyGet your neighbor to post on here and let us get his opinions if he will
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