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    salt water

    I have read somewhere others have used salt water without a salt water generator. That some pools with a regular pump can handle salt water. Read the intex pump the pool comes with is all they used. Wondering If anyone here has experience with this?






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    Re: salt water

    Are you referring to adding salt to a chlorine managed pool?
    Some people add pool salt to a regular BBB pool in order to have softer water, I was planning on trying this summer. I believe this is one area where a salt test strip kit is adequate. My understanding is that, done right, it doesn't make the water "salty".
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    Re: salt water

    No chlorine, pool is not up yet so I can start fresh.
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    Re: salt water

    We added salt for "feel" last year. Could tell a difference. Will add it again this year. We used 80lbs for our pool that holds about 5400 gallons. I believe you want to aim for around 2000.
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