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Thread: Add salt to pool using Bleach as sanitizer

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    Add salt to pool using Bleach as sanitizer

    I have a 33,000 gallon pool and have been using the BBB method for 2 seasons and it has worked out great.

    Have read some posts on here about adding salt to a pool that does not have a SWG.

    How much salt would I want to consider adding, and what benefits could I expect?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Add salt to pool using Bleach as sanitizer

    Most non-swcg people add about 2000 ppm. It's suposed to make the water feel better.
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    Re: Add salt to pool using Bleach as sanitizer

    Any idea how much that would be? I guess I better get some way to test for salt before I add any?
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    North Georgia
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    newly installed liner

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    Re: Add salt to pool using Bleach as sanitizer

    Yes you need to have it tested and you can use the Pool Calc to figure how much you need to add.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: Add salt to pool using Bleach as sanitizer

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    Yes you need to have it tested and you can use the Pool Calc to figure how much you need to add.

    Thanks!
    20 X 40 vinyl with 6" radius corners
    Hayward Sand Filter
    Bottom drain
    2 skimmers, 4 returns
    Acrylic Steps
    North Georgia
    18 year old system with
    newly installed liner

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    Re: Add salt to pool using Bleach as sanitizer

    You could add it in stages to see if it's something you're going to like. Perhaps 50 to 100 pounds of salt and then give it some time to see if there is any difference.

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