I live very close to the beach, and wonder if it's common for those that also live close to the beach to use water in the DT from the ocean? Believe me the logistics are not that simple. There is the actual transporting the 8 or 10 five gallon water drums empty, then loading them in the car, finding access to take the drums down to the beach, filling them, then carefully loading them back in the car and finally getting back up to my apartment.
Performing this on a weekly basis will be back breaking, but if it's worth it, I'll do it.
When I asked my LFS
about it he said it wasn't a good idea, there could be any kind of pollutant in the water and any kind of critter that can be introduced to the DT. But I normally take everything the LFS
says with a grain of salt. After all, they're happy to sell me many bags of synthetic salt on a regular basis.
Believe me its much easier for me to have the water drums delivered to my door on a weekly basis and just buy the salt and mix it. But if there is a benefit I'm willing to try it.