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Postby ash » Tue 10 Apr, 2007 14:52

where can I purchase salt in 50 lb. bags to use in my 18x33 oval pool and how much do I need?


Postby lunticfringe » Thu 12 Apr, 2007 12:16

most pool distributors and any restaurant supply-maybe even BJ, Costco
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Postby dkemme » Mon 30 Apr, 2007 20:40

Any hints of what to look for or avoid in chosing a salt? I've heard Kosher is better.

Postby chrisinspring » Tue 01 May, 2007 17:29

Go to a pool store. There is a difference in salt ie water softeners & salt systems. So don't go to Lowes or Home Depot.
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Postby howzball » Thu 03 May, 2007 18:00

Use Sodium Chloride not Calcium Chloride.

Water softener pellets can be used but take longer to dissolve.

Postby mjcox » Sat 05 May, 2007 13:24

You can go to Lowes or Home Depot. I bought mine at Lowes for $4.73/40lb bag and it was 99.6% pure salt crystals. Course solar salt is what is needed. You will not get much more pure than 99.6% pure.[/b]

Postby tigerpilot » Mon 06 Aug, 2007 17:26

I think that if you check the bag it says UP TO 99.6% pure.
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Postby Backglass » Mon 06 Aug, 2007 19:00

Repeat after me.

"Chlorine is chlorine...bleach or pucks."

Now repeat after me again.

"Salt is salt...table, kosher or solar."


Just make sure, as mentioned above, it doesn't have any additives (iron out, "system saver", etc) and it's pure salt. (IE: Blue Morton Water softener bag from Home Depot).
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Pool salt vs Soft water salt

Postby gwoolery » Mon 17 Mar, 2008 12:28

Pool salt vs Soft water salt. What is the difference?
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