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    Best Type of Salt For Pool

    Later this week I am switching to a saltwater pool. What is the best kind of salt for my pool and where do I find it at the best price?
    I live in the Albany NY area. The size of my pool is 24,000 gallons. The pool is an In-Ground rectangular Double Roman with a vinyl liner. I am using a Taylor K-2006 water testing kit. I have a DE filter. I have a regular chlorine pool. The pool cleaner is a 2017 Dolphin Premier Robotic In-Ground pool cleaner.

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    Re: Best Type of Salt For Pool

    I get Morton's pool salt at Wal Mart for $6.91 for a 40 lb bag. Academy Sports also has it for around the same price.
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    Re: Best Type of Salt For Pool

    Solar salt from any hardware store is cheaper than pool salt. Pool Salt is just ground up a little more.

    Add the salt when the kids are playing in the pool, and they can get it dissolved ... Diamond Day
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    Re: Best Type of Salt For Pool

    Diamond Crystal Solar Salt from Home Depot, 5.38 a 40lb bag. You can't beat the product or price.
    20X36 IG vinyl (18,000 gal), 3 sheer descents, Max-Flo 1.5hp VS 2300, Aquarite T15 SWG, C3030 filter, 250,000 BTU heater, Sharkvac XL (Hayward equip)

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