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    XsAllOverIt's Avatar
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    Salt addition to new pool

    Just got salt delivered by PB. He didn't want me to put it in until I started using the SWG. I'm not going to start using the SWG until next week sometime. Is there any harm in putting the salt into the pool now? Is the best method to put it in simply to dump most of it equally in the deep end and brush around? Thoughts/suggestions requested. I do know I shouldn't turn on the SWG until all of the salt is dissolved, but want to make sure this is correct. The only thing that I could see as an issue is if I backwash between now and then and it rains, but that would only mean that I would potentially have to add salt, if needed?
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    Re: Salt addition to new pool

    You shouldn't add salt until 30 days after the plaster was applied. Other than that, you can go ahead and add salt any time.

    You can just dump the salt in just about anywhere, spread it out a little if it all ended up in one big pile, and then run the pump for the next 24 hours. Don't turn on the SWG until after those 24 hours are up.
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    Re: Salt addition to new pool

    Thanks Jason. I'm certainly past the 30 days from last November.
    18 x 36 Inground Gunnite, White Plaster 21K gallon
    18" raised spa, 8' Diameter (620 gallon)
    Triton II Sand filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWG
    Pentair Pump, Max-E-Therm 400 BTU
    Lamotte ColorQ PRO 7-Plus test kit
    TFT-100 test kit

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