Switching to Salt- balance all first or wait


New member
Jun 25, 2020
Installed new 15x48 Intex about a week ago, used city water to fill-not 100% yet due to install of sidewall skimmer
Have not been real careful about keeping it completely balanced as I knew I'd be witching to salt and using new sand pump

Should I work at getting it balanced before I switch to salt or just work on that after the switch
Planning to switch likely tomorrow



Well-known member
Jun 16, 2019
Hey WW and welcome !! Balance first, then convert. Not keeping it balanced was irrelevant to the salt and the filter. Don’t get me wrong, I make useless excuses sometimes too. But now you need the water fixed on top of converting. It’s easy enough though.

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