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    How to add salt to the pool - "Bucket" method.

    Here's my "bucket" method:
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    At the end: no salt going to the floor, everything gets mixed with pool water, no salt on pool deck, no sharp objects cutting salt bags close to the pool (liner).
    Just light pool sweep to make sure no salt sits on the liner.

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    Re: How to add salt to the pool - "Bucket" method.

    Way too much work! Pour the bag in, either aim a jet towards the pile or brush down the sides. There's no issues with the salt hitting the floor. They kinda look like diamonds...
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    Re: How to add salt to the pool - "Bucket" method.

    That is great.

    Of course just dumping an entire bag of salt in at one time is also fine.
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    Re: How to add salt to the pool - "Bucket" method.

    If I had a salt pool, I'd hold Diamond Day, where the bags of salt get poured in and the kids swim through it and scoop it up and throw it around and swim through the shower of crystals.

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    Re: How to add salt to the pool - "Bucket" method.

    I just pour a whole 40 lb bag in a 5 gallon bucket, put it on a step that allows the top of the bucket to be lower than the water level, stick in
    a garden hose and turn it on. Takes about 5 mins to dissolve it all. Except for rain, the only time I need to add salt, I also need to add water,
    so it works for me. Even if you don't "need" to add water, 5 mins of a garden hose doesn't hurt anything.
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    Re: How to add salt to the pool - "Bucket" method.

    I am failing to see why a bucket is needed at all

    Why don't you just dump it in the pool? Is there some misconception that the salt will damage something?

    I walk around my pool dumping 100s of pounds of salt in and it is mostly dissolved by the time I make a lap. A couple minutes with a brush and it is gone ... and that is not even required if I wanted to be lazier.
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    Re: How to add salt to the pool - "Bucket" method.

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    I am failing to see why a bucket is needed at all
    No misconception at all. Just alternative method how to mix solids with water.
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    Re: How to add salt to the pool - "Bucket" method.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ukie View Post
    No misconception at all. Just alternative method how to mix solids with water.
    In context outside of salt, I could see some value in using this method. Although many solid powders can also just be thrown into the pool without worry.

    This contains the methods we recommend adding various chemicals: Recommended Pool Chemicals
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