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    Pool Salt Question

    Our pool will hopefully be built in June this year (Toronto).

    Saw bags of pool salt at Costco for $6.89 each. They are Windsor brand and 22.kg each.

    Is that a good deal? How much do people pay for salt? If it is, how many bags would one use per season? Want to load up if it makes sense as items at Costco don't stay for long on the shelf...

    Thanks!!
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    Re: Pool Salt Question

    That is a reasonably good price, but hardly amazing. You can also use solar salt, sold for use with water softeners. It is usually less expensive than pool salt.
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    Re: Pool Salt Question

    Hardware stores have the solar salt for < $5 for the 40 lb bags around here.
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    Re: Pool Salt Question

    Thank you both!!

    How many bags do I need per season?
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    Re: Pool Salt Question

    Depends how much backwashing and splash out you have and how big your pool is. (Add your pool details in your signature: pool-school/read_before_you_post)

    Not really worth stocking up for in my opinion. Just measure it and buy what you need.
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    Re: Pool Salt Question

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    Depends how much backwashing and splash out you have and how big your pool is. (Add your pool details in your signature: pool-school/read_before_you_post)

    Not really worth stocking up for in my opinion. Just measure it and buy what you need.
    Pool will be 34' x 16'. Not built yet. Assuming worst case, what do I need? 10 bags? 20 bags?
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    Re: Pool Salt Question

    Is the pool 3 feet deep or 10 feet deep? What is the volume?

    If I assume an ave depth of 4' then the pool would be around 15k gallons. To go from 0ppm to 3200ppm would be 400 lbs = 10 bags. Then likely each year you may need 1-2 bags to maintain the level.

    Check out poolcalculator.com ... it figures this out for you.

    OOPS: converting for you:
    182 kg = 8.25 bags (since yours weigh more than ours apparently @ 22kg)
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    Re: Pool Salt Question

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    Is the pool 3 feet deep or 10 feet deep? What is the volume?

    If I assume an ave depth of 4' then the pool would be around 15k gallons. To go from 0ppm to 3200ppm would be 400 lbs = 10 bags. Then likely each year you may need 1-2 bags to maintain the level.

    Check out poolcalculator.com ... it figures this out for you.

    OOPS: converting for you:
    182 kg = 8.25 bags (since yours weigh more than ours apparently @ 22kg)

    Great!!! Thanks!!

    I had no idea that we didn't need so many. So "maybe" 10 for starting and just a couple every year... Cool!
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