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We have had a lot of rain and had to let water out of our above ground pool do we need to add more salt to the pool

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It is quite possible that you do
It seems every one on here doesn't realize that they need to have the salt water test kit that reads #;s not color
If you were to close to minimum then you will need more salt
What you need to do is get the strips and test
you need to be as close to 3000ppm as possible
lower than 2800ppm and you will not be generating enough chlorine
any higher than 3500ppm and you could get cloudy,taste bad, and trigger an alarm for high salt
Bottom line is you can not guess at the salt content!

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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ok, it is time to stop guessing on how much salt to add or take out.
You need to be as close to 3000ppm as you can
anything under 2700 and you will not generate enough chlorine. any thing above 3500 and you can go cloudy, have build up, or just plain taste terrible.

you need a test kit for salt that reads in #'s not color
the color salt kits have too much varience

If you are over, drain 20% of the pool and ad fresh water keep doing this till you get close to 3000ppm

If you are under then ad the amount of salt stated in the test directions.
Once at 3000 clean your cell again.
you should be good to go

Dont forget that once at 3000 you must keep an eye on the level because of rain and adding water for splash out

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A rough estimate is that you have about 10,500 gallons of water depending on how full you have your pool

This translates to about 200-250 pounds of salt

To be certain get a salt test kit ( costs about 11 dollars for 10 tests )
you want to be as close to 3000ppm as possible

Much more and you will taste a lot of salt less than 2500ppm and your unit will not generate enough chlorine

Start with 200 pounds spreading it around the pool. Now brush it around to partially disolve.
Most important now is to filter/circulate the water for 24 hours before checking the ppm

Although it may look disolved after a few hours it is NOT

if after checking if your salt ppm is not where I told you add 15 pounds at a time until it comes up or drain 2-4 inches and add fresh water to bring it down repeat as needed to reach 3000ppm

Now you can start producing chlorine

Remeber though contrary to the directions for intex the total hours of run time depend on # of swimmers how hot it was that day, rain, and sun light. You should start with the average in the book but adjust to what works for your swimming habits and weather

Good luck

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