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Pool Salt

Postby lrs2 » Sun 10 Jun, 2007 13:28

I am a new pool user...Bought an Intex 24" round pool..Also wanted to go with a salt system...got the system, can't find anyone who sells the salt! Called Morton Salt co. they have the pool salt, said HomeDepot has it...tried 5 stores, none have it. Help would be appreciated


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Postby Buggsw » Sun 10 Jun, 2007 16:09

Check with your manufacturer. Some say you can use water softener salt pellets.
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Postby Guest » Sun 17 Jun, 2007 22:46

try costco
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Postby Walter » Mon 18 Jun, 2007 15:53

Lowes sells the salt also, you can use food quality salt for the pool.
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Postby Backglass » Mon 18 Jun, 2007 20:40

Use plain water softener salt. The blue bag (Morton)...not the green, yellow or white as they have additives.

The blue bag of Morton water softener salt is just that...99.5% salt. Get it at Home Depot, Lowes, Same, Walmart, etc.
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Postby Litoq » Tue 17 Jul, 2007 12:53

What is the best way of introducing the salt to the pool? I was thinking about pouring the salt into a bucket a little at a time, diluting it with water then dumping it into the pool but with a 27' pool, that's a lot of diluting and time.

I too had the same problem about finding the salt but I did see the Morton water softener salt at Home Depot yesterday for about $8 plus change for an 80lb bag. I figure I would need about 7-8 bags. That's' a lot of salt!!

Is there a big difference between the Morton Pool salt and the Morton Water Softener salt? Should I just try to find the Pool salt instead?
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Postby Backglass » Wed 18 Jul, 2007 08:29

Litoq wrote:What is the best way of introducing the salt to the pool? I was thinking about pouring the salt into a bucket a little at a time, diluting it with water then dumping it into the pool but with a 27' pool, that's a lot of diluting and time.

I too had the same problem about finding the salt but I did see the Morton water softener salt at Home Depot yesterday for about $8 plus change for an 80lb bag. I figure I would need about 7-8 bags. That's' a lot of salt!!

Is there a big difference between the Morton Pool salt and the Morton Water Softener salt? Should I just try to find the Pool salt instead?


Just toss it into your skimmer. It will dissolve rapidly. The pool salt and blue bag water softener salt are the same thing...Salt.

One you get at Home Depot, and one you get at the pool store for double the price.

Your choice. ;)
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Postby Litoq » Thu 19 Jul, 2007 09:13

Hey Backglass...I don't mean to doubt your infinite pool wisdom since you have definitely helped me out alot with my pool but according to the directions for the saltwater clorinator, it states to distribute throughout the pool and not to put the salt in the skimmer. If you say that it is fine, then I'll go with your opinion. Many times while setting up this pool have the instructions been less then accurate. I'd rather go with someone who has experience.
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Postby Backglass » Thu 19 Jul, 2007 09:51

Litoq wrote:Hey Backglass...I don't mean to doubt your infinite pool wisdom since you have definitely helped me out alot with my pool but according to the directions for the saltwater clorinator, it states to distribute throughout the pool and not to put the salt in the skimmer. If you say that it is fine, then I'll go with your opinion. Many times while setting up this pool have the instructions been less then accurate. I'd rather go with someone who has experience.


Keep in mind that I do not have a salt pool, but I don't really think it matters as long as you dont overload the skimmer with hundreds of pounds of salt!

Distributing it through the pool certainly won't hurt anything but will take longer.
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Postby Guest » Wed 28 May, 2008 18:00

I think the idea of distribution vs the skimmer method is that with distribution you don't introduce enormous amounts of salt through your heater plumbing.

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