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    cood60's Avatar
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    I have been trying to find where I can post a question about how to add salt to an SWG pool as I am low on salt.
    1- Is there a preferred method of adding salt? (I looked all over the site for the topic.
    2- I could not find where I can post the new topic, so I came to this place on the site. Do you make it hard for us to do this on purpose? No offense meant, just a question

    Could not find any instructions in the calculator or in the Chemisry School

    Should I just dump it in? Should pump be running? Should SWG chlorinator be off? ETC ETc

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    New Caney, Texas

    Re: Salt

    Add salt, brush it around, run pump at least 24 hours, turn on SWCG.
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    Re: Salt

    George has got you covered! I just walk around my pool as I dump it to attempt to evenly spread it out. My pump is running.

    Quote Originally Posted by cood60
    2- I could not find where I can post the new topic, so I came to this place on the site. Do you make it hard for us to do this on purpose? No offense meant, just a question
    Salt Water Chlorine Generators (SWG)
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Salt

    Recommended Pool Chemicals in Pool School is a good place to look for answers to this kind of question.

    Salt can be just dumped in, after which you want to run the pump for 24 hours and keep the SWG turned off for 24 hours.
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    Re: Salt

    You don't have to purchase "pool salt", water softener salt works fine, it's a little courser and will need a little more time to dissolve depending on water temperature. When I first added salt on my install it took 45 minutes for about 400 lbs to dissolve. Added salt, brushed sides and mixed it in. The salt looked like diamonds on the bottom of the pool for a while, looked pretty cool.
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    Re: Salt

    Look for "solar salt" as that does not have any additives and is cheaper than the pool salt but has the same purity.
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