Anyone using salt generator? how much do you use?

mayhem69August 10, 2014

Hi, i just purchased a Saltron salt generator that was on sale, this is the one
http://www.hottubworks.com/part-A2370-item-saltron_mini_salt_chlorine_generator.php

anyway, i have a 500 gallon hot tub and wanted to know if anyone else on these boards use this generator, i dont know how much salt to add?
also i was going to use our Morton system saver 2 pellets, i was thinking about just crushing them with a hammer and adding them, i get a 40# bag for 3.50,

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jerseypool

Morton's makes a 40lb bag of pool salt. White and blue bag... usually Walmart carries it for around $5-6. It's granulated...no need to crush anything.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 8:49PM
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mayhem69

I was actually thinking about making some sort of plastic strainer to put the whole pellets in.
Dont know how that will work, guess i will have to experiment a little!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 6:38AM
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jerseypool

Ooooorrrrr.... you could look at my suggestion above.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 11:09PM
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glitter_and_guns

No idea how much to suggest for you to use, but we salted our pool and used water softner pellets by just throwing them in and playing in the pool. Took about half an hour for them to dissolve. Just be sure that your salt source has nothing in it but salt. Some softner salts have other "stuff" in them.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 7:21PM
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mayhem69

wow so far im impressed with the mini saltron unit
last night i measured my ppm in the spa, and it was only 350
i looked on the chart of the manual for how much salt to use, it came out to 8.5 lbs., i added and today my ppm is 2800
instead of using the expensive strips i bought a salt 3000 and love that too!!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 7:24PM
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