Being that our pool water comes straight from the well, there has always been a less than perfect feel to it. Soft and or silky have never been adjectives used to describe the water. Although the majority of the pool's chemistry is always great, CH of 310 can't help the feel at all (right?). I've been reading about people adding water softener salt, targeting 1500-1800ppm with good results. Just to comfirm before I add the salt.
1) It's fine to add the salt directly into the skimmer basket, let dissolve and repeat.
2) To achieve 1500ppm, I need 475lbs of salt, for a 38K pool.
3) Would you worry about buying a salt test or just go by the calculated numbers/water feel?