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Jan 18, 2015
To Convert To Salt Should You Empty The Pool?
by: Anonymous

I just converted to salt water, and the pool place told me I did not have to empty my pool. I previously had chlorine. I am wondering if that was ok. Some people tell they emptied their pool first.

My pool looks beautiful but I don't feel the water is that soft on your skin or hair. I take my water to be tested and the only thing I had to add was calcium for hardness twice. It looks great.

Thanks for the question

The answer is no, you don't need to empty your pool and start over. The main areas to know are the salt level that your salt water generator (SWG) needs to run at and to test the salinity 1 - 2 times per week.

Salt Water Swimming Pools

Chlorine Generator

Here are some other posts to look over:

Saltwater Pool Upkeep

Is Converting To Saltwater Pool Cheaper And Better?

Salt Water Above Ground Pool Start Up Treatment

Really study those pages, especially the main salt pool and chlorine generator pages. There's also much info. on the pool Q&A page in the salt water pool category:

Swimming Pool Questions and Answers

Be sure you're using a Taylor FAS-DPD K-2006 pool test kit:

Pool Water Testing

Water Testing Kit

The links above will give you more than enough information to get your salt pool up and running and keep it perfect all season long. And I'm always ready to answer questions. Hope this helps and have a great Summer.


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