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    New SWG convert - adding salt

    I just switched my pool over to SWG. Dumped my first bag of salt in the little end and brushed it around. I used morton solar salt and it didn't dissolve as fast as I thought it would. Took about 1/2 hour to get most of it to dissolve. I had 18 more bags to go...
    What I did was, place a folding table flat on the side of the pool. Please two unopened bags on the table as a counter weight. Then used a screw driver and punched holes from about 1/2 way down to the bottom of a new bag. I tied a bungee cord from the bag to the table and placed in the pool over the side of the table. Took about 30 minutes to empty the bag. you could actually see the salt cloud coming out of the bags, under the water.

    Don't know if this helps anyone, but this site has helped me out a lot in the last few weeks with opening my pool and wanted to give back a little bit.

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    Brian
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    Re: New SWG convert - adding salt

    Welcome to TFP.

    Sounds like a good idea.
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    Re: New SWG convert - adding salt

    I put all my salt in at once, and by the next day it was all gone. That was a 1400 lb addition.
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    Re: New SWG convert - adding salt

    RobbieH - I also read that it was not a good idea to have the salt lay on the pool liner which is what I have....
    thanks,
    Brian
    25,000 gallon, in-ground, vinyl liner
    Hayward S244T sand filter
    Hayward super-pump 1.5 Horse
    Hayward Aquarite SWG
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    Re: New SWG convert - adding salt

    Ah, good point. I didn't know you had a vinyl liner.
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    Re: New SWG convert - adding salt

    There is no harm from salt on the liner. It will dissolve in half an hour or so with the pump running, and in the mean time won't cause any problems.
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