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Questions & Answers for Morton Salt Morton Salt Pool Salt, 40 Lb Bag

Question

how many times a week do i have to use morton pool salt?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
babs07
 - Ocean Springs, MS
on Morton Salt Pool Salt, 40 Lb Bag
5 answers
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answer 1
After the initial treatment requiring several bags, the filter's instructions will tell you how much to use for the pool size, it's only necessary to add salt if the system signals that the salt level is low. I've had mine for 3 weeks and have not had to add any more salt.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
walmartrocks8879
 - Michigan
answer 2
Once you have reached the required concentration of salt (3000 parts per million) you rarely need to add salt as it doesn't evaporate. You only really need to add salt if you have had to top up your pool with fresh water, and then only from water that has spilled over the side or been carried out on the bathers as they exit the pool. As the water evaporates from the sun, the salt is left behind and doesn't affect the amount of salt in the system. In short only add salt if the 'low salt' alarm goes off, and then add between 20 - 50 lbs depending on the size of your pool. It is easier to add more salt if required, than it is to remove it if the concentration gets too high.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
ExpertCamper
 - Pittsburgh
answer 3
i used 3 bags at 40 lbs and it lasted all summer I pored the whole thing in and never had to add any more all summer and i have a 15x48 metal frame intex pool
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
246maryh
 - Terre Haute, In
answer 4
If you have a chlorine generator & that is why you need the salt, then you only need to add the salt once. It's not like other chemicals that a person would use in a pool w/o a CG where they would have to always be adding them every few days or so. With a CG you add the salt to your water one time, and the CG does the rest of the chemical work for you. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
InjuredCop
 - Missouri
answer 5
You use the salt upon first filling of your pool. Since salt doesn't evaporate or get used up, you only need to replace salt when you add water to your pool due to back-washing, evaporation, spillage or leaking. Wal-Mart sells a Salt Water test kit to let you know how much salt is in your pool. Just keep an eye on Ph levels and you'll be fine.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
mdiorio
 - Schenectady, NY
Question

When using Morton Pool Salt, about how much salt do you put in a pool before starting the salt water system in an Intex 18'x48" above ground pool?

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
1751
on Morton Salt Pool Salt, 40 Lb Bag
5 answers
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answer 1
According to the Intex salt table, a 18' x 48" pool holds 6423 gallons of water. The amount of salt required for start up is 160 lbs to give a concentration of 3000 parts per million. Ensure all the salt has dissolved (run the pump for 24 hrs) before turning on the saltwater system. As long as the low salt alarm doesn't go off you're fine. Remember it's easier to add more salt if required that it is to take it out if there is too much.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
ExpertCamper
 - Pittsburgh
answer 2
I have a 15x48 intex and I pored 120 lbs in and stir the water with the skimmer and turned the punp on for 24 hours then turn on the salt system with the pump on and its ready for the summer never need to add salt. Unhook the salt system every two weeks and soak it in vinagar, then its ready all summer.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
246maryh
 - Terre Haute, In
answer 3
The manual states 135 lbs. I tried to do 3 bags at 120 lbs, but PPM was low. Go with the 135 lbs which is 3 bags plus 15lbs out of the 40 lbs of a 4th bag.

You can keep the extra from 4th bag to add when salt level gets low, which can happen after a lot of rainfall, and you have to drain some of the pool water.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Ocnamor
answer 4
If it's an easy set, then it would be an AVERAGE of 135 lbs, if it is a straight sided, metal framed pool then it would be an average of 160 lbs. (I say average because it could take as little as half of what is called for to as much as one & a half the amount called for. It all depends upon the chemical & mineral make up of the water your pool is starting out with. For instance, our's called for 95-100lbs of salt, yet we only needed 65lbs for our's to run properly & produce the right amount of chemicals for us. And we swim in it everyday for several hours. So to keep our levels correct, we need it to generate more chlorine than most people with pools our size. I say that because we have a very heavy daily use of between anywhere from 2-4 adults & 5-7 kids that use the pool for around 4 to 6 hours of every single day. In addition to that, it also sits in direct sunlight 100% from sunrise to sunset. So, with everything combined, our pool really uses up the chlorine exceptionally quick. However, with us using the Morton brand pool salt combined with the Intex Chlorine Generator, we have had NO chlorine issues whatsoever, and we only have to run the generator 2 hours every evening & we keep consistantly perfect chlorine levels.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
InjuredCop
 - Missouri
answer 5
The salt water system manual should have a chart in it. Just look up the kind & size of your pool and it should tell you how much to put in. I have a 15' X 48' Metal Framed Intex pool (4440 gal.) and it requires 110 lbs. of salt. You may also need to add more as the swimming season goes, it just depends on how much water loss. Hope this helped.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
brpz3107
Question

I have a 16X32 pool with 20,000gal. How much salt do i need

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Morton Salt Pool Salt, 40 Lb Bag
5 answers
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answer 1
you should get an accurate salt reading first then that will help you determine how much to add .it also depend on what type of chlorine generator you have some call for 3000 ppm other call for 4500 to 5000ppm.i use a digital salt meter to test this
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
oldsboy72
answer 2
You do not add all the salt at one time. A professional pool dealer can tell you why and exactly HOW much to add at one time. Or, you can try to ask a Wal-Mart associate.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
misslucy0909
 - Iowa
answer 3
i have a 15x48 and I used 3 bags at 40lbs each and it lasted all summer
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
246maryh
 - Terre Haute, In
answer 4
25 pound per 1,000 gal.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
seadragon31450
answer 5
My 16x32x52" pool contains 1,4364 gallons of water and required 365 pounds of salt to start up
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
louisandsteph
Question

How much salt for a 15 x 42 metal fram pool. 3862 gallons

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Morton Salt Pool Salt, 40 Lb Bag
4 answers
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answer 1
According to the Intex salt table, your size pool requires 100 lbs for start up, to give a salt concentration of 3000 Parts Per Million. Make sure the salt is all dissolved before running the saltwater system (I leave 24 hrs with the pump running, and stir up and piles on the bottom of the pool with a brush) before turning on the chlorine generator.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
ExpertCamper
 - Pittsburgh
answer 2
I have a 15x48 metal frame intex pool and it took 3 bags at 40 lbs each and it lasted all summer
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
246maryh
 - Terre Haute, In
answer 3
90 to 100lbs
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Ocnamor
answer 4
The amount of salt that your going to need is going to depend alot upon the mineral content of the water you used to fill up your pool. They include the average salt amount guidlines for nearly every size pool's start-up in the instruction booklet that comes with all chlorine generators. Looking at my booklet for your size of pool, it calls for 100 lbs of salt even. (which is what our's also called for, however we only needed 65 lbs {which is just over 1 and a half bags} to get our's to the correct chemical levels.) My advice is to anyone is to start out with around 1/2 to 3/4 of the amount thats called for & then only increase it IF it's needed, or until you get it to the proper chem levels. Remember they only give the AVERAGE amounts of salt that's needed as a guideline & NOT a definate. Which means some pools will need more, while others will need less. Our's just happened to need much less than it called for. It's also MUCH easier to add more salt if you need it than it is to drain your pool just so you can add more fresh water to it (to dilute the salt concentration) if you accidentially added too much salt to begin with. The main thing to remember when staring to use a chlorine generator & setting it up is that you can always add more salt if needed, but once you have added it you can't take it away, you can ONLY dilute it by adding more water. So, if your pool is already full, then the only way of doing that is to drain your pool by at LEAST 25 to 50 percent & start filling it back up all over again. I hope this has helped to answer your question, and explain a bit more of the initial set up to you. As well as to anyone else 'new' to using a chlorine generator.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
InjuredCop
 - Missouri
Question

I have a 26' x 4.3' pool that holds 14,667 gallons of water. How much pool salt do I need for it?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grant, Oklahoma
on Morton Salt Pool Salt, 40 Lb Bag
4 answers
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answer 1
you should use a pool calculator to determine that
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Anna211999
answer 2
For the Intex saltwater generator you should have a salt density of 3000 ppm (parts per million). For your size pool, and starting with zero salt in the water, you will need about 360 lbs of salt. Let the salt dissolve for 24 hrs with the pump running and then turn on the chlorine generator. Provided you don't get a low salt warning you should be fine.
Remember it is easier to add more salt than it is to take it out if you have too much. The only way to remove salt is to drain some of the pool water (about 20%) and replace with fresh water. So go low and add more if required, rather than adding too much initially.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
ExpertCamper
 - Pittsburgh
answer 3
You'll start with 9 ags and then after a week the Salt water unit will tell you if you need more. Maybe one more bag for the entiresummer
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Crazydave
 - Olympia
answer 4
It all depends on how much is already in your water... you'll have to test for that first... or have your pool supply store do it.
Our pool is 16,000 gallons and I bought 6 bags to last the swim season. It will all depend on number of swimmers and the weather as to how much we'll use during the year.

It's salt, it's in plastic bags, just stick it somewhere out of the way in the garage or shed.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
MaggeeB
Question

I have a 18" x 48' intex ultra frame pool, I bought he Krystal Clear saltwater system to go with it how many bags of this salt for startup will I need

asked 4 months ago
By
Suz4TX
on Morton Salt Pool Salt, 40 Lb Bag
4 answers
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answer 1
Why not refer to the chart in the instruction book that comes with your Krystal Clear saltwater system? It gives all the info about how much you need once you locate the type of pool you have on the chart. It varies by type, size and depth.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
GEORGIAOUTDOORSGIRL
answer 2
I am confused. I am purchasing the same pool and saltwater pump, but I am unsure as to how many bags of salt we will need for the pool? The pool 7,000 gallon pool?
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
MekiaS
answer 3
27 - 30 bags
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Animahl
answer 4
160 lbs needed so would be 4 bags.
answered 4 months ago
By
GreenTree
Question

how many 40 pound bags do i need for a 15000 gallon above ground pool

asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
missy
on Morton Salt Pool Salt, 40 Lb Bag
4 answers
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answer 1
It is recommended you use a forty pound bag for every 1000 gallons of water.
answered 1 month ago
By
oldmanowar
answer 2
depends on the demand of your SWG.. mine calls for 160 pounds for a 6500 gallon pool.. so you'd need around 15 or so..
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
avemaria92
answer 3
I use 8
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
kelly81
answer 4
Probably around 11 bags.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CinAndy
Question

Model # 3460 Walmart # 001691946 How much salt does it take for a 18'x48" intex above ground pool?

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Morton Salt Pool Salt, 40 Lb Bag
3 answers
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answer 1
I own a 15x48 metal frame intex and we used 3 bags at 40 lbs and it lasted all summer
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
246maryh
 - Terre Haute, In
answer 2
The amount of salt depends on if you have a metal frame or easy set pool. For metal frame, 160 pounds. For the easy set, 135 pounds. The difference comes from the capacity percentage, 80% for easy set and 90% for metal frame.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
mdiorio
 - Schenectady, NY
answer 3
About four bags...
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Laura1234lajdofie
Question

I have a 24' x 4' round pool #aprox. 15000 gal.# how much salt will i need to start up my pool

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
1crazedkat
 - Boiling Springs, SC
on Morton Salt Pool Salt, 40 Lb Bag
3 answers
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answer 1
According to the Intex salt guide a 24 foot round pool, at 48 inches deep holds 11483 gallons. and requires 290 lbs of salt for start up. This should give you a salt value of 3000 ppm (parts per million). Let the salt dissolve (with the pump running) for 24 hrs (I found it helpful to sweep the bottom of the pool with a brush to aid the dissolving process). Then turn on the saltwater generator.
If the salt level is too low you will get a 'low salt' warning, so then add another 50 lb bag. It is easier to add salt than it is to take it out (which requires draining 20% of the pool water and replacing it with fresh water). As long as you don't get a low salt warning, you're fine.
These values are for the Intex saltwater chlorine generator, if you are using a different make, there should be a guide in the instruction manual or possibly on the manufacturers web site.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
ExpertCamper
 - Pittsburgh
answer 2
Actually, according to that measurement, that is an 11,483 gallon pool, assuming it is an above-ground pool.
According to my table, you need 290 lbs. of salt for that. HOWEVER, please be aware that this is NOT the correct salt for all saltwater systems. It is not pure enough for some and can cause major problems. Check your saltwater system manufacturer's instructions.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
DaveMR
 - Texas
answer 3
count of five bags to start up and have 1 extra to add in a week or two and you shouldn't have to add any moore all summer.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Crazydave
 - Olympia
Question

We are opening our inground salt water pool and have a lot of algea this year. Do we have to shock the water to clear up before adding all the salt?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
bird8835
on Morton Salt Pool Salt, 40 Lb Bag
3 answers
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answer 1
We did. We cleaned it well w a shock treatment, then poured in the salt, going all the way around the pool. I was in the water at the time, stirring it up, as the salt was being poured in. It's been great!!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
ijklmnop
 - farmington, nm
answer 2
We had a slight problem with what our pool supplier called 'Chlorine lock'. This was to do with the chlorine having bound to ammonia in the pool, giving a high chlorine value, but a low (non-existent) 'free' chlorine level. I used 3 bags of shock and that freed the chlorine and after that the free chlorine levels were correct and the overall chlorine level dropped to within range. It's counter intuitive, but totally worked for us. Ensure the ph and alkalinity levels are correct, and run the copper 'boost' function, and your pool should clear up in a couple of days or so.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
ExpertCamper
 - Pittsburgh
answer 3
The first thing you should do is check your chemical levels (salt, pH, etc.) before you add anything. Otherwise, how would you know what to do? If you do not have test strips or a kit for this, a local pool supply company should be able to test a sample of water taken to them.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
DaveMR
 - Texas
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