Great forums here, very helpful!! I have seen some topics that have raised more questions, but for now...
My question is this: I have always gone by, if the pool is filled with soft water, you are begging for trouble. I understand water is "thirsty" and will seek things out to balance itself, like for instance, lack of calcium in the water, it will find it elsewhere, like from the plaster? Thus causing damage?
So, if the above is accurate, why not can one fill there pool with soft water in the event that the pool is on a salt/chlorine generating system. Like home water softeners, the calcium molecule is replaced by the sodium or sometimes potassium molecule, so would that make the water not "thirsty" anymore thus resulting in a lack of damage to the plaster? Seems to me logical, but I am no water balance scientist!
This is really bugging me, anyone have any comments or facts about this?