What's a good salt to buy and where is the best place to buy it?

Owner/Builder

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Jul 29, 2011
139
Las Vegas, Nevada
#1
I just installed my Jandy Apure35 SWG and I need to buy some salt for it. On my last pool I just picked up some water softener salt from Home Depot, but I was wondering if there was a better alternative.
 

chiefwej

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Jun 12, 2011
3,265
Tucson
#3
That is fine. The only difference with "Pool Salt" is that it dissolves guicker. I can wait an extra ten minutes to save a couple dollars per bag. Just be sure it's pure salt, no additives. Some softener salt has chemical additives.
 

AimeeH

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Apr 2, 2012
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Columbia SC
#5
I think I'm the only one on the forum who regularly uses 25# bags of non iodized granulated salt. It dissolves FAST !! I work for a foodservice distribution company and with my employee discount it's the best value hands down. But without the inside advantage I doubt restaurant depot or SAMs would be comparable on granulated as big box stores are on pool salt.
 

OTPirate

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Oct 2, 2013
1,337
Creedmoor, NC
#6
I buy the solar salt richie mentions above from a local hardware store and they have a card that they stamp from the salt company to buy 9 bags get the 10th free. Ask whoever you buy the salt from if they have those cards.
 
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Owner/Builder

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Jul 29, 2011
139
Las Vegas, Nevada
#8
Just got back from the Depot and they actually had pool salt for $1 more a bag so I just picked that up. Thanks for the help, I'm sure the question had been asked before but I couldn't find it when searching.
 

x2rider

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Jun 19, 2011
212
Bartlesville, OK
#10
It's interesting that they list this as 99.6% pure, and this one Bright Salt is listed as 99.8% pure, but yet after putting 4 bags of this over 4 days, I now have a yellow stain on my liner :( I've used this salt before and it didn't do this. The only difference was I poured it in from the deep end to the shallow end, and it's the deep end that stained.

Any way to remove the stain? Brushing is not helping.