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    What to buy? Pool and saltwater system?

    Our last pool was a huge blue thing that I paid $50 for on clearance at Target, it is shot after three years. I am looking into a cheapie metal frame pool and getting the saltwater system for it. We can only use it 3 or 4 months a year so I wasn't looking for anything really expensive.

    We have the insulation foam on the ground and it is level so I want to stick to 15'. I'm looking at this 15' by 48" pool by Intex.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Intex-15-x...-Pool/22066743


    With this saltwater thing.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Intex-15-x...-Pool/22066743


    What salt do I buy? Do I need any other chemicals? I'm trying to keep it as simple as possible.

    Thanks
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    Re: What to buy? Pool and saltwater system?

    Looks like you have an awfully nice pool already? Welcome to the forum.
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    Re: What to buy? Pool and saltwater system?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    Looks like you have an awfully nice pool already? Welcome to the forum.
    Huh?

    I am guessing that is not the correct signature

    Welcome to TFP, themothership!!!

    You can just use solar salt that is cheaper than the "pool" salt. You will also need to add stabilizer to the pool.

    How much Pool School have you read? Start with these:
    ABCs of Water Chemistry
    Recommended Pool Chemicals
    How to Chlorinate Your Pool

    It would also be a good idea to invest in one of the Recommended Test Kits to ensure you keep a nice clear pool all summer.
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    Re: What to buy? Pool and saltwater system?

    Thanks!

    So are the choices I made ok? Is there anything better for the price?

    Thanks again.
    14,000 gallon IG DiamondBrite pool with 2 ea. waterfalls and slide, Hayward Tristar 2.0 HP 2-speed pump, Hayward 3/4 HP waterfeature booster pump, Hayward 48sf DE filter, Hayward PS4 wireless controller, 1 skimmer and 4 returns, Polaris 280 pressure cleaner w/booster pump, 7 x 7 spa w/6 jets, TF-100 Test Kit w/speed stir

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    Re: What to buy? Pool and saltwater system?

    The link you provided are the same., so not sure what salt generator you were talking about.

    It is usually better to get the SWG separate from the pump and filter (which I think you are talking about doing). So that if one part goes bad you do not have to replace everything. Also the Intex sand filters are far superior to the little cartridge filters, but you can do that upgrade later if required. I would suggest ordering come Unicel cartridges instead of using the disposable Intex ones.
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    Re: What to buy? Pool and saltwater system?

    This is what I had in my cart, sorry for the double link.


    14,000 gallon IG DiamondBrite pool with 2 ea. waterfalls and slide, Hayward Tristar 2.0 HP 2-speed pump, Hayward 3/4 HP waterfeature booster pump, Hayward 48sf DE filter, Hayward PS4 wireless controller, 1 skimmer and 4 returns, Polaris 280 pressure cleaner w/booster pump, 7 x 7 spa w/6 jets, TF-100 Test Kit w/speed stir

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