AQUASALT is 100% produced using the Evaporated Food Grade Salt Process in the two newest and most technologically advanced salt plants in the U.S.A. This process produces the highest purity salt possible. AQUASALT is so pure it is used in the pharmaceutical industry and is certified as USP Grade. AQUASALT is the purest salt available for swimming pool and spa chlorine generators. The evaporated process is familiar to most people as table salt or food grade salt. Evaporated Food Quality AQUASALT is intended for use in swimming pools with a chlorine generator or salt water sanitizing system and not for human consumption. AQUASALT is greater than 99% sodium chloride or NaCl. The purity and crystal size are designed to produce the fastest dissolve rate in swimming pools and spas with chlorine generators. AQUASALT is packaged solely for use in swimming pools and spas with chlorine generators and is not intended for human consumption. We have put together several package quantities to reduce cost for you and assist you with determining the number of bags you will need for your pool. If you would like to know an accurate estimate of how much salt you need for your pool, please see our Salt Demand Chart in the images above.
Why AQUASALT Instead of Generic Salt?
What type of salt or what form you use is of course your decision. Solar salt can give a pool a coffee colored stain which is difficult to remove. Rock salt, once dissolved, leaves a grey colored sand on the bottom of the pool. AQUASALT is made in the U.S.A. in a Food Grade Salt Plant, so when you add AQUASALT to your pool, the salt used is the highest purity salt available. AQUASALT is made in a salt plant certified kosher by the Orthodox Union or OU. This is like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval to those in the Salt Industry. The salt plants where AQUASALT is produced are government regulated to insure Food Grade Salt standards are met. AQUASALT also employs third party auditors to perform a critical food safety audit to keep quality extra sharp on all details of food safety. The picture above compares AQUASALT (in the background) to solar salt crystals and water softening salt pellets bought at a nearby Big Box retail store.
"But Other Salt is 99% Pure"
A common misconception is the importance of the difference between 99% pure generic salt and the 99.9% pure AQUASALT. That small percentage difference may not seem like much, but it actually is. For example, take a pool that is between 16,000 to 18,000 gallons. Not an especially large pool, but it will still require about 500lbs of salt when starting. Generic salt that is 99% pure has 1% of other contaminates and metals. Now, we all know metal is bad for your pool and that it can cause staining and other problems so you never want excess metal in your pool water. Metal is something many pool owners fight to remove from their pool. If you add 500lbs of 99% pure generic salt, you are adding 5 lbs of metal and contaminates into your pool at the same time. It would be very difficult to use any kind of 'metal-out' or other chemical to remove the metal from your pool. The money you would 'save' by using generic salt as opposed to AQUASALT would be used to purchase all these chemicals to remove the metals and contaminates from your water. Now, you might ask, "what is the level of contaminates and metals I would add to my pool by using AQUASALT?" In the same situation as above, by adding 500 lbs of salt to a pool, but this time using 99.9% pure AQUASALT, you would only be adding 1/2 lb of contaminates and metals to your water. Choose AQUASALT and you won't be constantly fighting your pool to keep out metal and other contaminates.