Hardness and Salt system

Total hardness and calcium hardness in pool water.
Scale, calcium buildup, hard water and scaling problems.
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Hardness and Salt system

Postby MIKEGOUGH1 » Sun 24 May, 2009 16:21

Salt softens the water, so what is the effect when you are trying to increase the hardness if you have a salt system. I have been purchasing the water softening salt from Lowes, 40lb bags of 99.9% pure salt. They also sell a pool salt that oddly enough, is not as pure. Does it really matter which one you use? $2 more per bag for the pool salt, I figured it was more simply because is was designated as a pool product. Is it okay to use the softening salt, an is the pool salt going to soften the water also?


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