How much salt do I need

aqucsai

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Jun 7, 2021
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Melbourne, Florida
Pool Size
11000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
New to this salt system. Question: my salt generator is at 2700 how do I know how much salt I need?
Bought the house used, and know information came with the pool system.
 

Texas Splash

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CircuPool RJ-45 Plus
Welcome! :wave: If there was zero salt in there now, it would take about 250 lbs. However, be cautious because pools that have been used for a while generally have some salt in there already, so you don't want to over-shoot too much. I would recommend getting a Taylor K-1766 salt test kit for that purpose before adding.
 

mknauss

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You are saying the Aquarite is showing a Salt of 2700 ppm? With that system, best to not go above about 3200 ppm.

First add just 20 lbs of plain salt (pool or water softener). Mix it in well and then turn on the SWCG. If still below 3000 ppm, add 20 lbs more.

No more than 40 lbs total before you get a proper test kit as Pat recommended.
 

aqucsai

Member
Jun 7, 2021
12
Melbourne, Florida
Pool Size
11000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
You are saying the Aquarite is showing a Salt of 2700 ppm? With that system, best to not go above about 3200 ppm.

First add just 20 lbs of plain salt (pool or water softener). Mix it in well and then turn on the SWCG. If still below 3000 ppm, add 20 lbs more.

No more than 40 lbs total before you get a proper test kit as Pat recommended.
Ok thank you very much...Test kit on the way..
 
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