4 Bags of Salt for a new 20,000 Gallon Pool


Bronze Supporter
May 13, 2020
Tampa, FL (Specifically Apollo Beach)
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
So my PB is making the switch over to Salt finally, after 3 months. It took a little longer due to a leak. Pool guy comes by and said he's gonna put 4 bags in. Yes 4 bags of salt to a new pool that has never had salt added. Said he'll be back tomorrow to connect the SWG and if it needed he will add another bag or two. I said are you sure, because everywhere I looked it said I'd need 14 bags. But of course they are the professionals. :rolleyes: I have a feeling he's going to be disappointed tomorrow when he test's the water. FYI my pool is 20,000 gallons.


Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jun 16, 2019
Maybe they are used to doing ~10k gallon pools and weren’t realizing that yours was much larger. But hey !! At least they are under shooting and not over shooting. It’s a bit extreme on the under shooting but still a better problem than the other way. :)