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    Talking Salt Shower

    Quote Originally Posted by pyratt View Post
    Pyratts know....regular soap won't lather in salt water. Joy or Dawn dish soap will. USCG uses both on oil spills for this reason. Have used JOY soap to bathe with in the ocean in a pinch.

    If your hand soaps lather, you may have higher than normal salts but NOT sea water

    Hope this helps

    p.s.> Dry off quick and the salt won't stick to you....another pyratt trick
    The "Skinny" on salt showers is this.
    Many people (my pool customers) have opted to switch their pools to the salt system created some 40 years ago in Austrailia. I am converting many pools to this system and the big reason is bather comfort. The secondary reason is that your chlorine needs are met, hence no longer needing additional chlorine to add to your pool water.
    Bather comfort is the first reason and it is because it makes the water softer, that some home owners have made the switch. The same thing applies when showering is the topic. Keep in mind, the most popular salt generator has an optimum salt level @ 3200 PPM and the typical sea water is 34,000 PPM (Dead Sea excluded). Less than one tenth of the sea to get the job done. Most people do not crave salt levels of 34,000 PPM. Bottom line is, a shower with some salt, will be softer and it WON'T feel/be stickier, it will simply roll off you skin.
    A previous post claimed 17 PPM ..... You could NEVER taste salt at that level.
    Enjoy your salty (barely) shower!
    Steve


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    Better check your research, salt IS tastable at 17ppm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy B View Post
    Better check your research, salt IS tastable at 17ppm.
    My mistake. My post probably should have read parts per thousand instead of parts per million. Check the link for a description of the salinity of the Atlantic Ocean in the Bahamas and in Long Island Sound area. However using these figures, the 17PPT figure would be about HALF the salinity of the tropical Atlantic and taste level of salt in water would be hundreds of times lower than that.

    Google Answers: Salt in the Oceans

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    Thanks guys! I really appreciate all the effort you have put into answering my question. I'm sure my showers will be great after a long day of exploring, or just lazing around with a few presidentes. Cheers! J

    P.S. Are Joy and Dawn detergents environmentally safe? I'm assuming the Coast Guard wouldn't use them unless they were.
    I'm off to Google.

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    What I can confirm is that the water in the rooms of Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado AND the pools is NOT salty. About the beach showers, I don't know, as I have not taken them.

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    Old thread reopened by spammer.

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