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Type of Salt to Use with a Salt System

It is imperative that you use only sodium chloride (NaCL) that is 99% pure. This is commonly available at most pool stores or hardware store. Do not use rock salt, salt with more than 1% yellow prussiate of soda, salt with more than 1% anti-caking additives. DO NOT USE IODIZED SALT. 

To add salt turn the swimming pool filter on and add salt directly into the pool. Use a brush to dissolve and disperse salt throughout swimming pool. A pool vacuum will serve the same purposes. Run the pump for at least 24 hours using the main drain for suction. If you don’t have a main drain, use the pool vacuum. Do not add salt through your skimmer; add directly into the swimming pool and brush to dissolve. 

The only way to remove salt is to drain water out of the pool and fill with fresh water.

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  1. james says:

    Never again worry about red irritated eyes, dry itchy skin, bleached bathing suits or green hair! Salts systems will turn salt into chlorine to sanitize your pool and then will revert back into salt. The salt is recycled and never wears out. With only a teaspoon of salt per gallon most systems will produce enough fresh chlorine to maintain a 40,000-gallon pool without the chlorine smell. If you live in a warm weather area I would recommend buying a system that has a gallons rating of at least 120% of your pool size because you need more chlorine in hot weather then cold weather.

  2. Jim says:

    Most salt system manufactory recommend 1 pound of stabilizer for every 50 pounds of salt. Always test salt and stabilizer especially on existing pools and even on new pools. New plaster swimming pools need to have 30 days to cure before adding salt.

  3. MARTIN says:

    What is the best filter system that works better with the Salt and Mineral system? I was looking at getting the Hayward 20″

  4. Johnny says:

    Most any filter system will work with the salt and mineral system. The Hayward 20″ sand filter is very good filter use this link for more info

  5. Shirley says:

    James –

    Thumbs up on the salt system! I put one on my pool last year and I didn’t smell chlorine anymore and the water seems soft.

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