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    Just starting with salt.

    I am changing over from chlorine to salt when i take the cover off in a few weeks. Do i go ahead and start putting salt in the pool when i turn the pump on, or do i need to shock and add all the other chemicals first to get everything stabilized before switching completely over to salt?

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    Re: Just starting with salt.

    I would clean, shock if necessary and balance everything out first.
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    Re: Just starting with salt.

    So any newbies don't misread your post......

    A salt pool is a chlorinated pool. The SWG is simply a different way of getting chlorine into your pool than you have been doing
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    Re: Just starting with salt.

    It doesn't really matter when you add the salt. Salt won't really affect anything else. On the other hand, it is a good idea to get everything clean and balanced before you turn on the SWG.
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