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    pool salt levels compared to ocean....

    Ok, so I am a reef keeper and a pool owner....

    Just thinking here....
    My reef aquarium salt level is 1.026 density which is the same as 35ppt.....Typical avg ocean reef environment..

    35ppt is the same as 35,000ppm....
    In a salt pool the aim is about 3500ppm.....So the concentration is 1/10 that of the ocean?
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    Re: pool salt levels compared to ocean....

    That is correct!
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    Re: pool salt levels compared to ocean....

    thanks for the confirmation! Maybe I should use my aquarium salt to add to the pool! and go broke
    Or make the pool my 24k gal reef!

    Hahaha...not!!
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    Re: pool salt levels compared to ocean....

    Also is there a way to make a small test sample to see how the salt tastes?
    at say 2000pppm? Like so many tablespoons salt per gallon of water? etc...???
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    Re: pool salt levels compared to ocean....

    You need 6 grams of salt to raise the ppm salt by 2000 (1995 actually) in a gallon of water. 1 teaspoon is roughly (very roughly) 6 grams.

    Keep in mind that very rarely does water start off with zero ppm salt.
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    Re: pool salt levels compared to ocean....

    Thanks, but gives me a starting point!
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