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    What's a good salt to buy and where is the best place to buy it?

    I just installed my Jandy Apure35 SWG and I need to buy some salt for it. On my last pool I just picked up some water softener salt from Home Depot, but I was wondering if there was a better alternative.

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    Re: What's a good salt to buy and where is the best place to buy it?

    That will work fine.
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    Re: What's a good salt to buy and where is the best place to buy it?

    That is fine. The only difference with "Pool Salt" is that it dissolves guicker. I can wait an extra ten minutes to save a couple dollars per bag. Just be sure it's pure salt, no additives. Some softener salt has chemical additives.
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    Re: What's a good salt to buy and where is the best place to buy it?

    I think I'm the only one on the forum who regularly uses 25# bags of non iodized granulated salt. It dissolves FAST !! I work for a foodservice distribution company and with my employee discount it's the best value hands down. But without the inside advantage I doubt restaurant depot or SAMs would be comparable on granulated as big box stores are on pool salt.
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    Re: What's a good salt to buy and where is the best place to buy it?

    I buy the solar salt richie mentions above from a local hardware store and they have a card that they stamp from the salt company to buy 9 bags get the 10th free. Ask whoever you buy the salt from if they have those cards.

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    Re: What's a good salt to buy and where is the best place to buy it?

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    Yes, solar salt is fine to use.
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    Re: What's a good salt to buy and where is the best place to buy it?

    Just got back from the Depot and they actually had pool salt for $1 more a bag so I just picked that up. Thanks for the help, I'm sure the question had been asked before but I couldn't find it when searching.

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    Re: What's a good salt to buy and where is the best place to buy it?

    Pool salt is fine to use too.
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    Re: What's a good salt to buy and where is the best place to buy it?

    Quote Originally Posted by richierich View Post
    It's interesting that they list this as 99.6% pure, and this one Bright Salt is listed as 99.8% pure, but yet after putting 4 bags of this over 4 days, I now have a yellow stain on my liner I've used this salt before and it didn't do this. The only difference was I poured it in from the deep end to the shallow end, and it's the deep end that stained.

    Any way to remove the stain? Brushing is not helping.
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    Re: What's a good salt to buy and where is the best place to buy it?

    Now I'm worried to put in my pool. I usually use mortons but as others had mentioned sometimes they have rocks and shells in them.
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    Re: What's a good salt to buy and where is the best place to buy it?

    For the $1.50 a bag extra for the pool salt, it was worth the peace of mind. My salt level is still low so I am headed back for more.

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