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    How much salt to add to pool? Does pool math do this?

    Hey,
    I am having a SWG installed today. The Zodiac Auqapure EI. I believe the manual says to get the salt to an optimal 4000ppm. What does this mean? How much salt is that?

    I have a 16x34 pool, approx 22,000 gallons.

    How do I use pool math to figure this out? Thanks,
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    Re: How much salt to add to pool? Does pool math do this?

    Yes, the Poolmath Calculator can help with that. First I enter your pool size (gallons) at the top, then on the salt row, if I enter "0" for (NOW) and 4000 (TARGET) it tells me that equates to 736 pounds.
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    Re: How much salt to add to pool? Does pool math do this?

    It''s the last choice in the dropdown for Effects of Adding Chemicals.
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    Re: How much salt to add to pool? Does pool math do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    Yes, the Poolmath Calculator can help with that. First I enter your pool size (gallons) at the top, then on the salt row, if I enter "0" for (NOW) and 4000 (TARGET) it tells me that equates to 736 pounds.
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    736 pounds??? jesus...Very family friendly forum here

    I got that too, just thought it was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    Yes, the Poolmath Calculator can help with that. First I enter your pool size (gallons) at the top, then on the salt row, if I enter "0" for (NOW) and 4000 (TARGET) it tells me that equates to 736 pounds.
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    Also, this is just fresh water from the hose, is there any salt in it already? I have the taylor k-2006, but that cant test salt right?

    Are the aqua pure stripes any good?
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    Re: How much salt to add to pool? Does pool math do this?

    I would not assume that your salt level is zero right now. But it is not likely over 500 ppm. I would probably go ahead and add about 3000 ppm and see what that SWG reports after that
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    Re: How much salt to add to pool? Does pool math do this?

    Just an FYI, using the AquaChek strips my salt measured ~1300 ppm without ever having been directly added (at least for the 2 years I have owned).
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    Re: How much salt to add to pool? Does pool math do this?

    Does your SWG tell you what the salt level is?

    Test strips are not considered accurate.
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    Re: How much salt to add to pool? Does pool math do this?

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