Happy 4th for those who enjopy it

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clok1966
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Hope everybody who partakes has a SAFE and happy 4th.

Beej
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I had a fantastic 4th! I

I had a fantastic 4th! I went swimming, ate way too much bbq, and drank a ton. The only downside was the hangover at work this morning.

Bill Loguidice
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I'm no poolologist, but...
Matt Barton wrote:

I don't quite get it. I mean, there's plenty of bad stuff growing in the ocean, right? How could just adding some salt keep the water safe?

Apparently it generates a form of chlorine, just with a different process: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_water_chlorination . Still seems like a superior process overall and from directly dipping myself in such a pool... I can't tell you how badly the girls reek of chlorine after their swim lessons at the Y...

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Matt Barton
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I don't quite get it. I mean,

I don't quite get it. I mean, there's plenty of bad stuff growing in the ocean, right? How could just adding some salt keep the water safe?

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Bill Loguidice
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Salty pools
Matt Barton wrote:

Salt water pool? Sounds interesting. Haven't heard of it before. In what way is it better?

It's apparently a simple conversion process. Basically, instead of needing chlorine and other chemicals to keep the water clean, regular salt is used in its place. It's still the same filter and everything, but instead of being fed chlorine, it's fed salt through a special pump. For a small-ish pool I think it takes 100+ pounds of salt to get started, then it's just small-ish monthly maintenance doses. Obviously pool salt is far cheaper than pool chemicals too. You don't stink like you do with the harsh chemicals either. I suspect most pools, home and commercial will eventually switch where practical. There already seems to be a lot of commercial uptake at various resorts.

The downside if you want to call it that is that the pool water tastes a bit salty, but then having the taste of chlorine is no picnic either. It's nowhere near as salty as the ocean, though.

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Matt Barton
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Salt water pool? Sounds

Salt water pool? Sounds interesting. Haven't heard of it before. In what way is it better?

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Bill Loguidice
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Happy (belated) fourth to

Happy (belated) fourth to you, too. I got to go into my first salt water pool yesterday. Definitely an improvement over chlorinated pools.

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