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    solar salt?

    Is it ok to use the blue bags of diamond solar salt for my swg? It seems to be half the price of pool salt at the pool store but I don't want to stain my plaster or something

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: solar salt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Utahjanitor
    Is it ok to use the blue bags of diamond solar salt for my swg? It seems to be half the price of pool salt at the pool store but I don't want to stain my plaster or something

    Thanks in advance
    I'll let someone else answer that, I do know that my local Walmart sells Morton pool salt at $6 for 40lbs.
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    Re: solar salt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Utahjanitor
    Is it ok to use the blue bags of diamond solar salt for my swg? It seems to be half the price of pool salt at the pool store but I don't want to stain my plaster or something
    That is the only salt I use. The pool store stuf is a rip off. Home Depot usually has the best prices.
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    Re: solar salt?

    The blue bagged solar salt is fine...should say 99+% pure salt. Just make sure it's not the system saver bags with "special" additives or iron out
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    Re: solar salt?

    Yep its the 99% $3.60 a bag at home depot for 40lbs
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    Re: solar salt?

    fyi ......i was a culligan man for years, and solar salt is the top 7 layers out of the huge drying containers at the salt plant, the cleanest salt rises to top drawn up by the sun then dries in layers hence the name "solar salt"
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