Question on adding salt.

wgregww

Member
Apr 27, 2016
5
Lambertville, mi
Is the only benefit of adding salt to a pool without a SWG to make the water softer? Other question do you have to use a different test kit if salt is present in the pool? How much do you add in a pool 25k without a SWG?
Thanks
 

Patrick_B

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 7, 2011
15,006
Midland TX
Welcome to the Forum,

Salt makes the water "feel softer" but it doesn't actually soften it by doing anything to the hardness. Same kit, and our Pool Math calculator at the top of the page will tell you how much to add. Shoot for about 3500-4000 PPM to get the same effect for feel in a SWG pool.
 

ping

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 24, 2011
3,138
Long Beach, CA
Welcome to TFP!

I'd suggest trying the salt level at around 2000 before going all the way to 3500. You will be adding salt as you chlorinate with other methods other than using a SWG.
 

Saturn94

Well-known member
Mar 11, 2015
1,047
SE Virginia
Pool Size
20000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
I've found my salt pool much easier on my eyes than non-salt pools. :)