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Customer reviews for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt

Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt

The Diamond Crystal Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt consists of up to 99.6% pure salt with low insoluble content for use with most water softeners.
Overall rating:
4.3 / 5
4.3
 / 
5
(20 reviews) 20
Open Ratings Snapshot
94%of customersrecommend this product16 of 17reviews
Rating Breakdown 20 reviews
4.3 out of 5.0
5
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4.6 out of 5
94%of customersrecommend this product16 of 17reviews
Customer reviews for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt
Review 1 for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt
from Roy, WA
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Water softening salt

PostedJune 28, 2014
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4 out of 5
If you have a water treatment system you need salt. To me salt is salt. I buy this brand because it has the lowest cost I can find anywhere and I can advance order online. It is well packaged with a carry handle built into the plastic bag. I originally thought the handle wouldn't be strong enough to not tear out when carrying the 40 pound bag. I've had the water treatment system since 2009 and use an average two bags a week. I cut the bag half way across below the handle and hold the bag by the handle and bottom when pouring the salt into the reservoir. I've never had a handle tear out even with the bag cut below the handle.
Pros: Easy to Use, Convenient, handle built in
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt
from San Diego
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Best price around. Forget Culligan - shop Home Depot

PostedJuly 11, 2014
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5 out of 5
You really can't go wrong. My major concern with something like this is the bag bursting as I load or unload it from the car. No worries here. The top handle is sturdy and there is a quick tear perforated edge that makes loading my water softener a breeze.
Buy with confidence.
Pros: Portable, Easy to Use, Convenient, Nice Design
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0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt
from Silver Spring, MD, USA
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

completely satisfies my needs

PostedSeptember 5, 2013
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4 out of 5
The 40 lb. Solar Salt Crystals satisfies my whole-house water softening requirement. The 40 Lb. weight is manageable from Auto to Furnace Room; 80 Lb. bags are simply too heavy, even for a 6'8", 275 guy (true many years before reaching current age of 72). The product size and quality 'works for me'.
Pros: Good Size & Weight
Cons: 40 lb. bags becoming heavy for 72+ year old.
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+1point
2out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt
from Shady Side, MD, USA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great value.

PostedJuly 9, 2013
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5 out of 5
Not only did they have a great inventory of the product that I needed, it was at the best price, too. When I arrived, the staff had already loaded my cart. They even offered to help me get my purchase into my car to take home. With a convenient store located on my commute, a simple trip to the service desk got me in and out in minutes! Online ordering with store pickup is great...
Pros: Good Size & Weight
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt
from Kansas, USA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Overall good

PostedMay 8, 2014
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4 out of 5
Works great in our water softener. Would recommend to anyone with a water softener.
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0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt
from Plymouth Township, MI, USA
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Works great to melt snow

PostedApril 15, 2014
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5.0 out of 5.0
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4 out of 5
I purchased this to use as rock salt at the facility I maintain, when the snowfall this winter caused a shortage in rock salt in the Metro Detroit area.
I have not used this product in a water softener.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
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0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt

It does what it is supposed to do.

PostedDecember 31, 2013
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4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
Much easier to order online for in store pick up and the store was nice enough to load it into my truck for me.
Pros: Convenient
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt
from Williamsville, NY, USA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Best price around!

PostedAugust 13, 2013
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This salt was recommended for my water softener as was purchasing through Home Depot. I checked prices locally and Home Depot was the best. Ordering online for store pickup was also very convenient.
Pros: Convenient
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt

Cheaper than Culligan

PostedJanuary 25, 2014
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5 out of 5
I do my own water system maintenance and having this product available for p/u at the local HD makes my life a lot easier. Now if I could just get it to load itself into the tank....
Pros: cheaper than culligan
Cons: Heavy
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1out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt

Worked great in the pool

PostedJune 15, 2013
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5 out of 5
Purchased to use in a saltwater pool. Had heard there could be coral and trash in it. Found 6 dime sized pieces in 25 bags. Worked great.
Pros: cost less than pool salt
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt
from Hillsboro, OR, USA
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Salt water filter system

PostedMay 25, 2012
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Works great, I use it every year in my pool, I never have any issues at all
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt
from Commerce City, CO, USA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Fast and easy

PostedApril 30, 2013
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4 out of 5
Ordered online and easy pick at store ....will do it again and recommend to friends and family.
Pros: Convenient
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt
from Gilbert, AZ, USA
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Product contaminated with dirt.

PostedDecember 23, 2012
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1.0 out of 5.0
1 out of 5
No, I do not recommend this product.
After adding it to my water softener's brine tank the brine water became cloudy with a lot of bubbles on the surface. The sides of the tank had what I can only call brown slime. I couldn't scoop out the contamination so wound up completely emptying the brine tank and scrubbing it out.
Have used Morton crystals in the past with no problems.
Cons: contaminated
-2points
4out of 10found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt

Saltwater Pool

PostedAugust 21, 2012
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4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
I recently got a saltwater converter for my smallish above ground pool. This was by far the best/cheapest solution for converting 5k gallons of fresh water to salt water. Beats buying multiple 5lb boxes of table salt from Costco...
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
+1point
2out of 3found this review helpful.
Ratings-only reviews for Solar Salt 40 lb. Extra-Coarse Water Softening Salt
Based on the average of (6) ratings-only reviews
Overall rating 
4.2 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5
5 out of 5 recommend this product