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Salt Water Pool Pumps

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Pinky, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Does anyone have a saltwater pool pump or filter? I wanted to find out if they work before I buy one and I have some questions.
    1. I heard they keep your pool cleaner and algae free. Is this true?

    2. Is it more expensive to maintain than a normal pool filter?

    3. Would I have to change the salt out or add more salt?

    I think thats all. Thanks if anyone can help [​IMG]
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Love ours! You do have to add salt after adding water to the pool, lots of rain, that kind of thing to keep it at a level where it will generate chlorine, but a 50 lb bag of salt is very reasonably priced compared to chlorine. You also do need to shock them sometimes.
    It is absolutely cheaper to maintain a salt pool than a chlorine pool, but you still have to test the water to make sure everything is in balance.
    I can assure you, you buy FAR fewer chemicals with a salt water pool than a chlorine pool.
     
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    That sounds great! Last year I spent way too much on my pool, and I used it maybe 2 times a week. I hate draining it and refilling.
     

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