11 Best Salt For Swimming Pools

Updated on: November 2020

Best Salt For Swimming Pools in 2020


AQUASALT Aquasalt-40 Swimming Pool and Spa Chlorine Generator Salt-40 lbs. Pound, White

AQUASALT Aquasalt-40 Swimming Pool and Spa Chlorine Generator Salt-40 lbs. Pound, White
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Clorox Pool&Spa Salt High Purity Fast Dissolving Saltwater Chlorinator, 40 lb (18.1 kg)

Clorox Pool&Spa Salt High Purity Fast Dissolving Saltwater Chlorinator, 40 lb (18.1 kg)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

Morton Salt 3460 Pool Salt, 40 lb

Morton Salt 3460 Pool Salt, 40 lb
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • High purity
  • Designed for use with salt water chlorinators
  • Available in a 40lb size

Clorox 81040CLX Pool Salt Bag 40 lb. (Pack of 6), White

Clorox 81040CLX Pool Salt Bag 40 lb. (Pack of 6), White
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • High purity
  • Fast dissolving
  • Made for saltwater chlorinators

AquaSalt Chlorine Generator Salt For Swimming Pools - Qty. 4 (40 Lb. Bag)

AquaSalt Chlorine Generator Salt For Swimming Pools - Qty. 4 (40 Lb. Bag)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • 100% pure, certified USP-Grade salt produced specifically for swimming pool and spa chlorine generators
  • Distribute over the widest water surface area possible for fastest dissolve rate
  • Avoid piling salt on the pool surface and brush as necessary until fully dissolved
  • 40 pound bag size

eSeasonGear SALT-3050 Waterproof IP65 Meter, Digital Salinity PPM Temperature Tester for Salt Water Pool and Koi Fish Pond

eSeasonGear SALT-3050 Waterproof IP65 Meter, Digital Salinity PPM Temperature Tester for Salt Water Pool and Koi Fish Pond
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Precalibrated at 3000 ppm salt (NaCl) at 25°C / 77°F
  • Built-in ATC sensor for automatic temperature compensation
  • Built-in salt (NaCl) conversion factor for meter calibration
  • Salt Range: 0-5000 ppm or 0.0-0.5 %
  • Temperature Range: 0-55 °C or 32-130 °F; Waterproof Rating: IP65

AquaChek 561140A Salt Water Swimming Pool Test Strips - White, 1-Pack

AquaChek 561140A Salt Water Swimming Pool Test Strips - White, 1-Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Includes Water Chemistry Insert With Directions
  • 10 Strips/Bottle
  • Tests For: Salt (As Sodium Chloride)
  • No Assembly Required

Intex 32ft X 16ft X 52in Ultra XTR Rectangular Pool Set with Sand Filter Pump & Saltwater System, Ladder, Ground Cloth, Pool Cover, Maintenance Kit & Volleyball

Intex 32ft X 16ft X 52in Ultra XTR Rectangular Pool Set with Sand Filter Pump & Saltwater System, Ladder, Ground Cloth, Pool Cover, Maintenance Kit & Volleyball
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Uniquely designed frame combines high quality galvanized Steel with Precision engineered locking system, enhancing the overall quality, durability and stability of the pools
  • Rust resistance: encapsulating inner and outer powder coating ensures the ultimate resistance to rust. Pool Height- 48in or higher
  • 2-year manufacturer's Warranty
  • Includes 110-120V sand filter pump & saltwater system with a pump flow Rate of 2, 650 gallons per hour, pool ladder, ground cloth and pool cover
  • Ready for water in 90 minutes. Water capacity (90%): 14, 364 gallons.Ages 6 years and up

LaMotte 1749 Salt/TDS/Temperature TRACER PockeTester, 1.6" W x 7.4" L x 1.6" H

LaMotte 1749 Salt/TDS/Temperature TRACER PockeTester, 1.6
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Auto Power Off After 10 minutes of no button presses
  • 0 to 199.9 µS, 200 to 1999 µS, 2.00 to 19.99 mS Conductivity Range
  • 0 to 99.9 ppm and mg/L, 100 to 999 ppm and mg/L, 1.00 to 9.99 ppt and g/L TDS Range
  • 0 to 99.9 ppm S, 100 to 999 ppm S, 1.00 to 9.99 ppt S Salinity Range

Main Access Power Ionizer Swimming Pool Water Sanitizer Replacement Chamber

Main Access Power Ionizer Swimming Pool Water Sanitizer Replacement Chamber
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Replacement electrode chamber for Power Ionizer sanitation systems
  • Lasts about 1 swimming season
  • Recommended to replace every year to ensure proper sanitation

BLUE WORKS Pool Chlorine Generator Chlorinator BLH20 | for 15k Gallon Pool | with Flow Switch and Salt Cell (White)

BLUE WORKS Pool Chlorine Generator Chlorinator BLH20 | for 15k Gallon Pool | with Flow Switch and Salt Cell (White)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Compatible replacement for Mineral Springs MS10/MS11, Hayward SwimPure + with controls, H-40, and Goldline Controls AquaRite, AquaRite Pro, Aqua Rite XL, Aqua Plus, Aqua Logic, Pro Logic
  • No need to worry about cleaning the salt cell, using reverse polarity our system cleans the cell for you!
  • Adjustable chlorine output
  • 2 Year Full warranty, Live Customer Support
  • This chlorination system is for pool sizes up to 15,000 gallons.

Preparing a Swimming Pool for Summer: A Do-It-Yourself Money-Saver

At last, it's time to break out the swimming pool for another summer of fun. Obviously, getting the pool ready for the first dip can be a pain, especially if you don't want to spend on professional pool service.

Before tackling the actual swimming pool take a look at the surrounding area of your pool. You will need to clear up anything that could make debris in the pool. So check out your deck area, patio and planted beds.

If there are trees and hedges that have grown over recent months prune them. If you are planting close to the pool area, then plant mess-free shrubs or succulents.

Right, now to the cover

Your pool has been winterized for possible 6-7 months and we all know the horror of the accumulation of leaves and gunk that gather on the pool cover. First messy job, how do we get these off? Will, if the gunk has turned into a liquid then you will be best to use a pump. If you don't have one you should be able to hire one.

Should you be one of the lucky ones and your debris has stayed dry, then the cover can be swept and then hosed.

The cover is clean and it is time to remove it. Try not to do this until you have at least one helper. Start at the shallow end by each taking a corner and depending on the type of cover will depend on the method you should use:

Solid covers should be folded like a fan into 3-5 foot folds.

Mesh covers should have the springs or fasteners removed with a wrench or removal tool and then be fan folded accordion style.

Once you have removed the cover it will need cleaning and then storing. Lay the cover out on a driveway, preferably a sloped driveway for drainage. Sweep the cover and hose it. If the manufacturer recommends that you put on a treatment or use a certain cleaner then follow their instructions.

Let the cover dry completely and then tightly roll or fan-fold it. Strap it tight with rope and store indoors away from moisture, rodents and insects.

Onto the pool

It is now time to check out the pump and filter. Replace any damaged or parts that are worn.

If your pool is concrete or fiberglass make an inspection for cracks.

If there is calcium scale or stains on the tile remove them with a household cleaner or baking soda. If they prove really tough tackle them with a pumice stone.

Now onto your pool equipment. This will include diving boards, ladders, slides, safety rails etc. Before installing give them all a good clean with a chrome cleaner. Be sure to attach them tightly and spray all bolts with a lubricant.

Fill the pool to the middle of the waterline tile and clean out any debris that has accumulated on the bottom of the pool. To do this you can use a floor and wall brush. Finish off by using a pool vacuum.

Almost there

Get the filter running and wait for 12-24 hours so that the old and new water has mixed before you add any chemicals or do any testing.

It is now time to get a pool testing kit and test out your pool for health and safety. You will be checking:

Chlorine content

The ph level

The alkalinity

The hardness of the calcium

Super-chlorinate the pool with chlorine of a shock treatment. This will get rid of any algae and microorganisms.

Wait a further 24- hours, test again, if all looks good it's time to take that well-earned dip.

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