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    salt water

    hi everyone
    just set up pool 16x32x4 above ground thinking about salt water have everthing for that just need to know how
    mutch salt to start with(15635 gal)

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    Re: salt water

    Go to pool school and read up on swg pool then use the Pool Calc to figure how much salt you need.
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    Re: salt water

    My pool is 18'x33'x42". If memory serves, I bought 8 of the blue bags of water softener salt (40lb I think). I put in 6, ran the pump over night and it tested within spec. That was last year, I added the left over bags this year to get it back within spec.
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    Re: salt water

    pool liner is like ice above ground can't stand up on it ????????

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    Re: salt water

    Post a full set of test results and how you got them.

    Your liner shouldn't be slippery like it's oily.
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    Re: salt water

    ordered test kit should be on fri fed ex salt water 3100

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    Re: salt water

    cl reading and br reading high ph ok salt water 3100

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    Re: salt water

    What kit are you using?
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    Re: salt water

    what test kit would be good for salt water 16x32 4 ft pool supplys has a 8 way test kit for like $20. bucks would this be good
    test kit to test chlorine,bromine,ph,total alkalinty,acid demand,calcium hardness,and stabilize conditioner. is this the coeect kit that i need or do i need the salt water test strips also. thanks

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    Re: salt water

    We recommend getting a fancier kit if you can afford it. More reliable results mean savings on chemicals and fewer problems in the long run. The TFTestKits.net TF100 is the most recommended kit on the forum. The Taylor K-2006 is also good.

    The best of the inexpensive kits seems to be the WalMart six way drop based kit.

    Yes, you will also want to be able to test the salt level.
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    Re: salt water

    thanks for all your help

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