# How much salt does a 18x48 pool need?

Author: Jadon Kertzmann DDS  |  Last update: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

A pool that is 18x48 and 4 feet deep is about 26,000 gallons and would take 750 lbs. of salt to get the salt level up to 3400 ppm...

## How many gallons is my Intex 18x48 pool?

Water capacity is 6,423 gallons (90%) and it is ready for water in 60 minutes.

## How many bags of salt do I need for my pool?

To reach the initial salt level recommended by the salt system manufacturer (usually 2400-3200 ppm), you will need to add about 200 lbs of pure pool grade salt (NaCl), per 10,000 gallons of water. Salt stays in the water, you only need annual boosters, to replace salt lost to backwashing or splashout.

## What is the ideal salt level for a pool?

The ideal salt level is between 2700-3400 ppm (parts per million) with 3200 ppm being optimal. Before adding salt to your pool, test the water to check your salt level. If the level is low, determine the number of gallons in the pool and add salt according to the chart below.

## Is 3800 ppm salt too high?

3400 is the recomended high limit, but the readings on the panel are notoriously inaccurate. Generally it's better to have the level on the high side than low, so 3800 should be fine.

## What happens if I put too much salt in my pool?

Bottom Line. A little bit of extra salt in your pool doesn't generally result in any concerning issues. However, putting in excessive amounts of salt, resulting in salt levels 5000 ppm or more, can lead to corrosion of your metal pool equipment. Not to mention, having too much salt will also make the pool saltier.

## How many gallons is a 18ft 4ft pool?

For example, for an 18 ft. pool 4 ft. high you would multiply 18 x 18 = 324. Then 324 x 4 = 1,296.

6 (40 Lb. Bag)

## How much salt do I put in a 20000 gallon pool?

Therefore, if you have a 20,000 gallon pool and want to determine how much salt you'll need to buy, you would use the formula “30/1,000 x 20,000”, which equals 600. Meaning, the pool would require approximately 600 lb of salt.

## Why does my salt water pool look cloudy?

Just like a chlorine-based pool, saltwater pools turn cloudy when chemicals are not balanced. You need to ensure that all chemicals are balanced all the time to avoid cloudy water and growth of algae. The major causes of cloudiness are chlorine, pH, Salinity, total alkalinity, cyanuric acid, and calcium hardness.

## How soon can you swim after adding salt?

It's recommended to wait at least 20 minutes to swim after adding salt to your pool. If you're adding calcium chloride to your pool water, it's recommended to wait two to four hours before swimming again.

## Are saltwater pools better?

Pros of Saltwater Pools

There's less chlorine and less of the heavy chemical scent and content. They're gentler on the skin, with less irritation to the eyes, hair and swimsuits. The water has a softer, silkier feel to it compared to chlorine water. They have lower maintenance costs than chlorine pools.

## How much salt do I put in my Intex pool?

The ideal salt level in the pool water is between 2500-3500 ppm (parts per million) with 3000 ppm being optimal. A too low salt level will reduce the efficiency of the Saltwater System and result in low chlorine production.

## How do I calculate the gallons in my pool?

Length times width gives the surface area of the pool. Multiplying that by the depth gives the volume in cubic meters. If you'd like to find the pool volume in gallons, multiply your results by 7.5, as there are 7.5 gallons for each cubic foot.

## How much shock do I add to my pool?

Light Green or Teal Pool Water:

In this case, you should double shock your swimming pool water. To double shock, you will need to add 2 pounds for every 10,000 gallons of water. For instance, if you pool is 20,000 gallons, you will add 4 pounds of shock.

## How long does it take to fill a 18x48 pool?

It takes nine hours to fill a 5,000-gallon pool at 540 gallons per hour.

## How many gallons is Coleman 18ft pool?

Your family will love spending the day in this Power Steel pool! Coleman Power Steel Frame 18 x 48 Round Above Ground Pool Set. (5.49 m x 1.22 m). Water Capacity (90%): 6,092 gal.

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