Hey all ---
I've been trying to learn as much as possible here before posting, but I still have a question.
I have a chlorine pool... my general routine is get PH down with Acid, add chlorine with Chlor-Brite from Leslies. Also, we use the 3" pucks in a floater (I know, I know --- I'm learning to get away from all that stuff! )
But I want to add Salt to my pool, to get that softer water feel... so I went to Lowes and got a salt test kit (strips) and a couple 40lb bags of Solar Salt.
When I got home and tested the pool (before adding the salt), I was very surprised.... the strips show I have roughly 1,000ppm of salt already! I've been in the house for 1.5 yrs and have never added salt before, and I have a sand filter, so I do a lot of backwashing/refilling.
The strips took a lot longer to finish their results then indicated in the directions... and I'm not sure how much to trust them. They say they test for salt as 'sodium chloride' which is salt, as far as I know.
Any reason why I would have that much salt in the pool already? If I really do have 1,000ppm of salt in the pool, would it be bad to add a 40lb bag anyway? I have a 12,000 gallon pool.
Thanks for the advice!