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How do I calculate the amount of salt to put in my pool?

Author: Pencil Case  Date: 11 March 2018

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Making sure that your pool contains the right amount of salt is extremely important. You want to make sure that it stays sanitized at all times and this will help to make sure that the pool water stays clear and clean. To do this you need to check often to make sure that you have the appropriate amount of salt in the pool and also check to make sure that all other levels of the pool are where they should be. Here is how to check using Aqua Chek test strips to make sure that your salt is right on track.

First Use The Test Strip

To use the strip you will need to get a sample of water from the pool. You when the dip the strip into it for the time that is required. Once you have done this and you get a reading on the amount of salt you will be able to begin the process of figuring out if you need to add any salt to the pool.

Check Your Manufacturer Requirements

Now you need to look at the amount of salt that is required for the size pool that you have. This should be found on the book that you got with your pool. If you no longer have the book then you will need to look elsewhere. You can try to use the internet to look up the amount of salt that is needed for the model pool that you have and you should be able to come up with the information. If all else fails you can call the company and ask them about what the level should be for the pool.


Now that you know what the reading is and you know what you should have in the pool you will know the amount that you need to add in order to get your salt back to the level that it needs to be. This should not take a great deal of your time and you should be able to easily calculate the amount that is needed.

Digital Reader

You will also find that there are digital readers for these strips. This can make the reading process much easier for those who are trying to find out the level of salt that they have in their pool. These may add a little extra to your expense but it will be well worth it because it makes checking your level of salt so much easier. It also helps to make sure that you are know the reading exactly by putting it on the screen instead of the need for you to look at the strip and figure out just what the results are. This is an option for those who are looking for an easier way to read the level of salt in their pools when they check them.

Keeping your pool at the right level when it comes to the amount of salt is important. If the level falls too low it can cause problems and make it difficult to keep the pool clean. This means that you should check the salt level often. You should also check levels of the PH in the pool as well as any other levels that are necessary in keeping your pool water in the proper condition for swimming and making sure that it continues to look nice and sparkly all summer long. As long as you keep these things in mind you are sure to find that you are able to get the salt level that is necessary using the Aqua Chek salt test trips for your pool.

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