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#1 of 4 Old 06-17-2012, 03:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi, we are buying a house that has a pool... will be so nice to have in the California heat, but I'd hate to use standard chlorine.

What affordable/effective alternatives are there?

 

thanks for any thoughts!

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I don't have a pool, but I know a lot of folks who are doing salt? Might be something to research.

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A salt water pool is still chlorinated - it uses the salt to make the chlorine.  But it doesn't have chloramines in it so that it doesn't sting your eyes.  I've swam in them before and they are quite pleasant.


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