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    This isn't really a post asking for suggestions about a brand, but I thought this was probably the best place to ask this. Has anyone or does anyone have a salt-water swimming pool? We're looking to put a pool in this summer and now we have to decide between a traditional chlorine pool and a salt water pool that generates the chlorine. I've looked online for some information, but I was hoping to get a first-hand account of the experiences with either type. Thanks!
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    I just have to ask.... is the salt water that they use for salt water pools the same makeup as ocean water?

    If so, I cannot imagine a salt water pool to be refreshing in the Houston heat. I find ocean water so distasteful that I will not even swim in the ocean any longer due to how it makes my skin subsequently feel in the heat.
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    No, it's not, Broadway. That's what I thought at first too and I was EWWWW! It's actually more like a water softener that you would have in your home. You barely notice the salt and if there is any taste at all it's mild. You just use salt as your chemical instead of chlorine, and it goes through this thing (don't know the technical term) and it zaps it into chlorine. So instead of dumping chlorine into your pool you have a constant stream of chlorine from the salt. I think. The pool guys we've talked to say that everyone is doing salt now-a-days.
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    It makes sense, I guess. We had a chlorine based system with an in-line chlorine feeder that kept it at a constant level - I only had to add extra chemical manually once a week to shock it. I guess if it were me, I'd look to see which one works out to be cheaper over time. What I discovered was if I vacuumed the pool daily to waste - not through the filter as your pool guy will tell you - the pool stayed cleaner longer and needed less chemical. It doesn't do your water bill much good, though.
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    We just returned from Florida where there was a chlorine-salt water treated pool, and you couldn't tell that there was much salt in it. In fact, I prefer pools treated with this combination, because Im highly sensitive to chlorine, and my skin did not react to the pool water at all.
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    The gym I used to belong to switched to salt, and it was much nicer. Less harsh, less stinky. I greatly prefer the salt.
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    Oh, *whew*!! It just sounded disgusting.
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    Re: FORTers' consumer reports

    Quote Originally Posted by burntbrat;2277009;
    This isn't really a post asking for suggestions about a brand, but I thought this was probably the best place to ask this. Has anyone or does anyone have a salt-water swimming pool? We're looking to put a pool in this summer and now we have to decide between a traditional chlorine pool and a salt water pool that generates the chlorine. I've looked online for some information, but I was hoping to get a first-hand account of the experiences with either type. Thanks!
    I just happened to see this now burntbrat, so I don't know if you're still curious, but our neighbors have a salt-water swimming pool, and although I don't know any details about it, I do know they love it. We've had a chlorine pool for 19 years, and it's fine, but I'd certainly look into the salt-water ones if there ever is a next time.

    I came in here to mention the new scented Tide detergents. I've loved Tide's smell for as long as I can remember, but their new commercials for the Simple Pleasures line caught my attention. I broke down and bought the lavendar/vanilla one (the purple bottle)this past weekend, and oh my, the scent is heavenly. Even days later, our sheets still smell wonderful, and as a bonus the laundry room does too.



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    Re: FORTers' consumer reports

    Quote Originally Posted by roseskid;2326308;
    I came in here to mention the new scented Tide detergents. I've loved Tide's smell for as long as I can remember, but their new commercials for the Simple Pleasures line caught my attention. I broke down and bought the lavendar/vanilla one (the purple bottle)this past weekend, and oh my, the scent is heavenly. Even days later, our sheets still smell wonderful, and as a bonus the laundry room does too.



    Indulge Your Simple Pleasures from TideSimplePleasures.com
    I haven't tried the Tide with these scents, but I use the Lavender/Vanilla Downy fabric softner all the time and love it. I also have used the mango one. It's also great. The lavender/vanilla is soothing, the mango is refreshing.

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    Re: FORTers' consumer reports

    I like the new Downy scents they have, Tahitian waterfall smells good.

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