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    Jun 2015
    Lexington, SC

    how much salt

    So we took down our pool (intex metal frame 15'x48" so 5000 ish gallons) the end of last summer to have the ground releveled . We just set it back up on Sunday and our saltwater system finally arrived today (7000gallon system, intex). I'm setting it up and looking at instructions and it sure looks like it says to add 110 lbs of salt. Is that right. That sounds like a ton. Especially when it says not to let it sit on the bottom and to sprinkle it around.

    I've looked through pool school and don't see anything about startup for saltwater.

    If it matters (can't remember what my signature says). I have 2800 gph sand filter, intex also.

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    May 2014
    Western Chicago Area, IL

    Re: how much salt

    Your signature looks to be off - nothing there. What is the recommended salt level (xx ppm) from the saltwater system? Also, what are your current salt levels? If you have been using liquid bleach, you will already have some salt in your pool. For instance, my salt level recently tested at 1200 ppm and salt has never been added! Did your system come with any salt test strips? Once you know your current level and your system's required level use PoolMath to find the level needed.

    Per PoolMath, adding 110 lbs of salt to your 5000 gallon pool will raise salt by 2600 ppm.
    16' x 32' (21100 gal), vinyl, 1.5 hp Hayward SuperPump,
    Tagelus TA60/60D Sand Filter, Raypak 399K Digital Heater, TF-100

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    Sep 2010
    Miami, FL

    Re: how much salt

    Salt is the safest chemical that you can add at the pool, you can even be inside of the pool at the same time, use the pool math and enjoy...I use K-1766 Taylor salt test kit
    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

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