# Thread: Help figure salt amount

1. ## Help figure salt amount

Originally Posted by chem geek
3000 ppm sodium chloride salt is 0.4 ounces weight of salt per gallon which is about 2 teaspoons per gallon.

50 ppm Borates is 0.059 ounces weight per gallon or 1/3rd teaspoon per gallon of 20 Mule Team Borax plus 0.038 ounces weight of dry acid (about 1/6th teaspoons) to get to neutral pH. For boric acid it's 0.038 ounces weight per gallon or 1/4th teaspoon per gallon.
So If i did this right, I have 2,800 gallons and then I multiply that by 0.4 = 1,120oz and then divide by 16oz I would add 70lb of salt, right?

2. ## Re: Help figure salt amount

It is generally much easier to just use PoolMath to make the calculations for you.

According to it, 70 pounds would add about 3000ppm of salt.

3. ## Re: Help figure salt amount

As mentioned use Pool Math. I would suggest you go easy on the salt. You could always add more if needed. Too much and you will be draining the pool.

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