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    Adding salt to a non salt water pool

    If I was interested in doing this, what is the best way to go about doing it. Dump in filter, in front of a jet, etc? Also how often do you have to add the salt to keep it up or can it just be a one time thing?

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    Re: Adding salt to a non salt water pool

    When adding salt for feel, 2,000 ppm is a good level to aim for. It is best to get an initial salt reading, since salt will never start at zero and there is no point in adding too much.

    You usually only need to add more salt once per season. The level will go down very slowly due to splash out and winterizing.

    You can simply dump the salt into the pool and then run the pump for 24 hours.
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    Re: Adding salt to a non salt water pool

    When I said filter I meant skimmer sorry. Is the pool store a good tester for salt levels or do I need to get my own test?

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    Re: Adding salt to a non salt water pool

    Nope...no skimmer. I just get the blue mortons water softner salt bags (99% pure salt) and walk around the pool while pouring it in. If I recall your pool is pretty new and the pool store would be just fine for what you are looking to achieve, given there is no huge risk if you over shoot it by 500ppm.
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    Re: Adding salt to a non salt water pool

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    Nope...no skimmer. I just get the blue mortons water softner salt bags (99% pure salt) and walk around the pool while pouring it in. If I recall your pool is pretty new and the pool store would be just fine for what you are looking to achieve, given there is no huge risk if you over shoot it by 500ppm.
    Actually I am not sure what the age is on my pool. I may give it a try.
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    Re: Adding salt to a non salt water pool

    WE just slice the bag and let it sit on the steps. It is gone by the next day. We have a vinyl pool.
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