Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Adding salt for first time.

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Ok ok
    Posts
    811

    Adding salt for first time.

    I went ahead and plumbed in my AQR 15 SWG today. Overall no problems. I now want to add the salt, and was wondering does a guy need to pre-dissolve it or just can I dump it in? It's not wired up yet, but I want to have it all installed and the salt dissolved and then hire somebody to do the wiring, this way it will be all ready. Definitely feeling better about my pool with the Pentair Intelliflo and now the SWG. Any suggestions on how to add the salt will be greatly appreciated. If it matters, my plaster should be fully cured I would think. Thanks everybody, as usual your help is very much appreciated.


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Adding salt for first time.

    Leave the SWG turned off. Do you have a salt water test? If so do it, and dump in the required salt ( I use solar salt from the hardware store). Spread it around the pool (let the kids play with it if you have any and the water is warm enough) It will be dissolved in less than an hour. After 24 hours you can turn on the SWG and see what salt level it is reading.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Ok ok
    Posts
    811

    Re: Adding salt for first time.

    I ordered the K1776 test kit which should be here probably tomorrow or the next day. It may be a week or better before I have the SWG wired up, but I wanted to salt in prior. That way it will be all plumbed in in the salt level will be ready when they hook it up. So by the sounds of things I am safe just dumping the salt in the water, no need to dissolve it prior?


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Adding salt for first time.

    Just dump it in
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Ok ok
    Posts
    811

    Re: Adding salt for first time.

    10-4, thanks for confirming jblizzle


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

  6. Back To Top    #6
    Mod Squad pooldv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    DFW, TX
    Posts
    23,994

    Re: Adding salt for first time.

    Brushing it a little will help it dissolve faster.
    TFP Moderator
    If TFP helped you or saved you money - Become a TFP Supporter! <--Click here
    2012 build and pics, 20k gal gunite, black onyx pebblesheen, OK flagstone, IntellifoVS, cart filter w/Pleatco, IC40 SWG, Solartouch, 5 12'x4' solar panels, HP50HA heat pump, 8mil solar cover, borates, TF-100 test kit, SONOS, Doheny's Discovery Robot, hot tub on bleach

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Ok ok
    Posts
    811

    Re: Adding salt for first time.

    Thanks pooldv, my biggest concern that the salt sitting on my new plaster may be harmful. Apparently there are no worries there.


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

  8. Back To Top    #8
    Captain 776's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Thailand
    Posts
    146

    Re: Adding salt for first time.

    Also helps to add slowly dumping it in front of return jet
    8M x 4M X 2M no slope IG CONCRETE w/ceramic glass tile
    17,000 Gal EMAUX SWG JAZZI FILTER W/1-3 mm glass media, Jazzi Multi-port valve with
    T-750 filter w/ glass media
    1 main drain sump -3 returns - 1 skimmer
    Kokido digital salinity tester, Kokida drops for CL Hanna digital PH meter, Taylor K-2006

  9. Back To Top    #9

    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Ok ok
    Posts
    811

    Re: Adding salt for first time.

    All that fretting for nothing. I added eight bags of salt, swept it around for five minutes and it is gone. I will let it sit for a day or so and check my salt level, hopefully I can get my SWG wired in soon.


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •