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    Salt for non-SWG pool - What to buy?

    Hi. I'm looking to add salt to my non-SWG pool, but I'm just not sure what to buy.

    Is there a specific type of salt product I should be buying for this? I've never owned a water softener at home, but I've seen that there are several types of salt products used for them.

    Which type of product should I be using? Should I go to the pool store to buy it, or can I just pick this up at Home Depot / Walmart?

    I haven't tested yet for existing salt content in my water, but I own the Taylor Salt Water Test Kit, and will be ready to buy and add salt this weekend. Any help greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Salt for non-SWG pool - What to buy?

    Any solar salt, usually in a white or blue bag, is pure enough and has no additives. The granules are just a little bigger than the "pool" salt so it dissolves in 5 minutes instead of 1 and is a good bit cheaper
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    Re: Salt for non-SWG pool - What to buy?

    Great. Thanks jblizzle!
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    Re: Salt for non-SWG pool - What to buy?

    BTW, search the forum for "diamond day" if you have kids.
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    Re: Salt for non-SWG pool - What to buy?

    Aww, too bad. My kids missed out. I dumped in the salt when no one was home. Definitely next year, if I need to add.

    That answers my next question of how long to wait to swim after adding 280 lbs of salt to 25k gals of water.
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    Re: Salt for non-SWG pool - What to buy?

    I would say you don't need to wait, the salt concentration is only a fraction of ocean water which is ok to swim in
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    Re: Salt for non-SWG pool - What to buy?

    I was pouring salt onto the kids at a birthday party ... Some of the parents were puzzled
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