Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "A - O" > Carnival Cruise Lines
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Carnival Cruise Lines
- Read thousands of Carnival Cruise Reviews
- Compare the best Carnival Cruise Deals
- Write a Carnival Review
- Find Your CARNIVAL Roll Call
See posts about:
Carnival Breeze
Carnival Elation
Carnival Glory
Carnival Liberty
Carnival Paradise
Carnival Splendor

Carnival Conquest
Carnival Fantasy
Carnival Imagination
Carnival Magic
Carnival Pride
Carnival Sunshine

Carnival Dream
Carnival Fascination
Carnival Inspiration
Carnival Sensation
Carnival Triumph
Carnival Valor

Carnival Ecstasy
Carnival Freedom
Carnival Legend
Carnival Miracle
Carnival Spirit
Carnival Victory

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old September 22nd, 2009, 11:32 AM
Max Circus Max Circus is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 1,865
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yst347 View Post
The systems don't "produce" chlorine as the chlorine is already present in the salt. The system ionizes some of the chlorine in the salt making it available to sanitize the pool.
Gotcha. The "pool guy" explained this to me and I must have misunderstood. Chemistry wasn't my favorite subject. Salt is NaCl (Sodium Chloride) - so if you take out the salt (Na), all you are left with is the Chloride (Cl). Now if I had only remembered that for my 10th grade final exam.
__________________
Celebrity Reflection 10/12/15
Grand Princess 7/11/15
Celebrity Summit 3/14/15
Celebrity Equinox 12/22/14
RCCL Enchantment of the Seas 10/3/14
Celebrity Summit 4/5/14
Carnival Paradise 1/16/14
Carnival Breeze 12/1/13
NCL Dawn 11/15/13
Celebrity Summit 4/13/13
NCL Sky 2/15/13
Celebrity Constellation 1/19/13
Carnival Ectasy 1/10/13
RCCL Monarch of the Seas 11/30/12
NCL Star 3/23/12
Disney Dream 12/12/11
Carnival Legend 12/12/10
Carnival Inspiration 12/10/09
Carnival Valor 11/16/08
Carnival Inspiration 2/21/08
Carnival Freedom 11/24/07
RCCL Jewel of the Seas 1/14/06
RCCL Navigator of the Seas 11/29/03
RCCL Monarch of the Seas 10/20/96
Reply With Quote

  #22  
Old September 22nd, 2009, 11:50 AM
Kurbanfan's Avatar
Kurbanfan Kurbanfan is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 19,507
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Max Circus View Post
Gotcha. The "pool guy" explained this to me and I must have misunderstood. Chemistry wasn't my favorite subject. Salt is NaCl (Sodium Chloride) - so if you take out the salt (Na), all you are left with is the Chloride (Cl). Now if I had only remembered that for my 10th grade final exam.
LOL! That and the instructions on our salt water chlorinator clearly states........if my salt level is too low the unit will not produce chlorine
__________________
"GOD IS GREAT, BEER IS GOOD AND PEOPLE ARE CRAZY"
Reply With Quote

  #23  
Old September 22nd, 2009, 12:11 PM
CapeCodCruiser's Avatar
CapeCodCruiser CapeCodCruiser is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Where ever my motor home is parked - currently Texas!
Posts: 2,454
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yst347 View Post
The systems don't "produce" chlorine as the chlorine is already present in the salt. The system ionizes some of the chlorine in the salt making it available to sanitize the pool.
Thank you for the science lesson - I knew it was something like that but wasn't exactly sure how it worked. I just know that with this type of system the water is not really strong with chlorine which works best for me as I am very sensitive to chlorine odors.
__________________



Carnival Breeze -13
NCL Epic - 13***1st TA!
Carnival Valor - 12
Carnival Miracle - 10
Carnival Freedom - 09
NCL Sun - 06
Costa Atlantica - 05
Carnival Triumph - 00
Princess Grand Princess - 99
Carnival Tropicale - 95
Reply With Quote

  #24  
Old September 22nd, 2009, 12:36 PM
zqvol's Avatar
zqvol zqvol is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 11,821
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CRUISING71 View Post
Hello,

My daughter asked me this question and I don't know the answer to her questions. Can you help?

She wants to know why all the pools on the ship are salt water? Are the water coming directly from the ocean?

Thank you,
The water is sea water, pumped directly from the ocean. It is neither filtered, not treated with any chemicals. It is replaced on a constant basis, and is really fun to swim in. In the event any accidents occur (including glass being broken) the pools are drained and refilled in a short time.

There is no need to filter the water because the ocean where it is pumped from is very clean with no debris or salt.

Pools are sometimes refilled at night but not every night.
Reply With Quote

  #25  
Old September 22nd, 2009, 12:47 PM
CapeCodCruiser's Avatar
CapeCodCruiser CapeCodCruiser is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Where ever my motor home is parked - currently Texas!
Posts: 2,454
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zqvol View Post
The water is sea water, pumped directly from the ocean. It is neither filtered, not treated with any chemicals. It is replaced on a constant basis, and is really fun to swim in. In the event any accidents occur (including glass being broken) the pools are drained and refilled in a short time.

There is no need to filter the water because the ocean where it is pumped from is very clean with no debris or salt.

Pools are sometimes refilled at night but not every night.
Funny how some people post (esp with some "authority")with reading the entire thread!
__________________



Carnival Breeze -13
NCL Epic - 13***1st TA!
Carnival Valor - 12
Carnival Miracle - 10
Carnival Freedom - 09
NCL Sun - 06
Costa Atlantica - 05
Carnival Triumph - 00
Princess Grand Princess - 99
Carnival Tropicale - 95

Last edited by CapeCodCruiser; September 22nd, 2009 at 12:48 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #26  
Old September 22nd, 2009, 12:53 PM
MrPete's Avatar
MrPete MrPete is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: The EMPIRE State
Posts: 24,705
Default

Salt water pools use Bromine, not chlorine.

Some of RCCL has fresh water pools on the Freedom class ships.

I prefer sea water anyway, just for the waves.
Reply With Quote

  #27  
Old September 22nd, 2009, 01:34 PM
jules815 jules815 is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 4,797
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gill_boo View Post
I think Princess is the only one who uses freshwater. RCL is salt water as well.
The pools on the RC Freedom Class ships are also fresh water.
__________________




RC Freedom of the Seas B2B, (Eastern and Western) 9/14, Carnival Dream "Hurricane Sandy!" (Eastern) 10/12, Carnival Dream (Western) 6/10, Carnival Destiny "Girl's Cruise" (Key West/Cozumel) 3/10,
RC Mariner of the Seas (Mexican Riviera) 7/09, RC Mariner of the Seas (Eastern) 6/08, RC Mariner of the Seas (Western) 6/07, RC Mariner of the Seas (Eastern) 6/06
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:38 PM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.
Cookie ConsentCookie Policy