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    About to add salt for first time, second guessing my choice....

    After researching past threads, I settled on buying 40lb bags of Diamond Crystal 40-lbs Salt Pellets. Here's the link to the product on the Lowes website:

    http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...-100123420#img

    Right on the website, it says 99.8% pure and I was expecting it to say this on the bag too......but it doesn't and now I'm second guessing myself. And now I'm reading a different thread on here that says I probably bought the wrong stuff. Should have gotten solar salt I guess? Can someone confirm before I start dumping them in and potentially mess everything up? Thanks.
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    Re: About to add salt for first time, second guessing my choice....

    I'd take it back. Those "pellets" are for water softeners. Just get regular ol pool salt. Walmart even has it. Several here use Solar Salt.
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    Re: About to add salt for first time, second guessing my choice....

    The pellets will work, though we don't normally recommend them. Solar salt is just a little better and often a bit less expensive. The only difference is that the pellets dissolve a little more slowly, but that isn't actually a problem.
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    Re: About to add salt for first time, second guessing my choice....

    Well if it's not recommended, I don't want to do it my first time out with an SWG

    So, I should just get this stuff then:

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_15203-62226-...alt&facetInfo=

    Mortons pool salt......I read a couple reviews somewhere talking about their being black stuff in their bags of salt, so I was going to steer clear. Sounds like I should just go with Mortons though.

    Thanks everyone.
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    Re: About to add salt for first time, second guessing my choice....

    If you already have it, the reason why it is not recommended (costs more) is invalid.

    If you are buying more, I would get the solar salt (blue bags), unless pool salt costs the same (it is almost always noticeably more expensive).
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    Re: About to add salt for first time, second guessing my choice....

    +1 w/Jason. If you already have it, just go ahead and use it. It's just a matter of cost and not performance.
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