Common Salt Water Pool Questions
Have you heard of using salt in your pool instead of chlorine? Does this intrigue you? Here is where we answer all of your questions about salt water pools!
How much salt is added to a saltwater pool?
Of course, the size of your pool will determine how much salt you will be adding. However, the ideal range for your salt concentration in a pool is around 2,700-3,200 ppm. That’s approximately .02 lbs of salt in each gallon of water. So, if your pool holds 950 gallons, you will be adding at maximum 21 pounds of salt.
Do I add the entire recommended amount of salt into my pool at one time?
No, add the first half into your pool and let it dissolve and circulate. Then test your salt levels to determine how much salt you still need to add. It is important to take the salt adding process slowly, we can always add salt however, once it is in the water, we cannot take it away.
Where do I add the salt?
You will add the salt directly to your pool, where it will quickly be dissolved, and then circulated, filtered, and converted into chlorine.
Will I be able to taste the salt in my pool?
Seawater contains about 31,000 to 38,000 ppm and as some of us have experienced, that is salty. When comparing those numbers to our recommended 2,700 to 3,200 ppm, the salt concentration in your pool will not be high enough to taste. Consider the fact that you can’t taste the salt in softened water, the salt water system for pools utilizes similar functions.
If you were looking for an explanation of saltwater sanitizing for hot tubs look here: An Introduction to Freshwater Salt Hot Tubs