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    Adding Salt to a non SWG pool

    I would like to improve the feel of my water. It currently feels hard and seems to pucker the skin on hands fairly quick
    How much salt would be suggested ? Or other options

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    Re: Adding Salt to a non SWG pool

    Well, we usually suggest about 2000ppm of slat for the feel. If your 1.8 is the same as 1800ppm, then you are basically already there.

    FYI, for a CYA of 50ppm, your FC is too low. You should never let it drop below 4ppm.
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    Re: Adding Salt to a non SWG pool

    Jason
    Thanks for your reply. I am using aquacheck test strips for salt test. 1.8 was strip reading. = 600 ppm. I usually keep my FC at 8 ppm but i ran out of bleach.
    What about adding Borax ? or would you suggest salt ?
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    Re: Adding Salt to a non SWG pool

    Salt will make a bigger improvement than borate. People are salty and salt in the water makes it feel better to skin and eyes. A saltwater pool has 3500-4000 ppm salt, tears have 9000 ppm salt and the ocean has 35,000 ppm salt.
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    Re: Adding Salt to a non SWG pool

    Thanks, pooldv
    I added pool salt to 2660 ppm. The water feels way better and does not sting eyes.
    Thanks again for all the great advice
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    Re: Adding Salt to a non SWG pool

    Good deal! You're welcome.
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