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i have an in ground pool, 10,000 gallons capacity. Its a liner pool that has just been replaced. the filter system is all 11 years old now and I am working up to renewing / rebuilding the whole shebang.
I'm interested if anyone has a similar sized pool and has switched to salt water, or even to glass media instead of sand, to give me the benefits of their experience (pros / cons).
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Sounds like a nice sized pool you have there Bob.
Mine is slightly bigger. I don't want to brag but mine holds 643 Quadrillion Gallons and the part that I use has a sand bottom.
And, yes it has salt water too.
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Sounds like a nice sized pool you have there Bob.
Mine is slightly bigger. I don't want to brag but mine holds 643 Quadrillion Gallons and the part that I use has a sand bottom.
And, yes it has salt water too.
Any guesses?

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I would guess the Pacific Ocean. Reason being that you are in Texas and Texas is just a little south of Vancouver, right ?
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Yaeh yeah, if we're into bragging rights if I think the pool is too small I'm 10 minutes from the mediterranean,
But that dont answer the question.
Come on, surely somebody here lives in Florida?
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I'm guessing it has sharks in it too.

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I found this on Wiki. I don't know if it is the only type of salt water pool. My kids are putting in an above ground pool and salt water was mentioned but we have to empty them at the end of summer and disposing of the salt water is a problematic issue. Even getting rid of the chlorinated water may be an issue, I'm not sure how it will affect their lawn with chlorine in that high a concentration. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_water_chlorination

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Doesn't chlorine dissipate over time? My pool is the Pacific, stretches all the way to China and Australia. Kind of trashy in the middle.
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Saltwater systems actually produce their own chlorine so you don't have to add all the chemicals to the pool. You do have to run the filtering system every day for a set number of hours so that it produces enough chlorine to keep the pool clean. The chlorine content is less than if you were adding chemicals. I ran my filter every day before I got the salt system anyway so that did not change. I liked the salt system better than a standard system. When I broke it down at the end of the season the water did not seem to affect the lawn at all, just made the grass grow so I had to mow it again.

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The gym I go to has a salt water pool but iím not familiar with the operation. I do know that a salt water pool is basically a chlorine pool and there can e added maintenance issues based on comments from the club management. Might be worth checking at the commercial club level for ideas or google as a last resort.

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as always, internet advice is split and confusing, thats why I was hoping for first hand experience.
A salt water pool (as i understand it) uses only a tenth of the salt content that the sea has. An electrically operated cylinder produces chlorine from the salt in the water.
it all looks very promising, but i would like to hear from people who have actually experienced the whole thing.
My sand filter needs replacing so thats why I'm thinking of going whole hog, with glass beads as well..
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