Salt comes in various forms from solar salt, which is the most common, to pellets and mini cube for high purity applications. Solar salt in the United States is mainly produced at the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Deicing salt includes rock salt and calcium chloride, which is used on sidewalks, parking lots, and driveways. The main difference in deicing salt products is the effective temperature range at which it should be applied. Below, we will go over the different types of salt, how and when to use the various salt products, and how the salt is produced.
Rock salt is perfect for de-icing sidewalks, parking lots, driveways, and roadways. It is effective at melting ice and snow to temperatures down to 5°F.
Calcium Chloride is the most effective deicing salt product on the market. Can it melt snow and ice at temperatures as lows as -25°F.
Solar salt is most commonly used for commercial and residential water softening. At Robert B. Hill Co, we manufacture our own solar salt in 50 and 80 LB bags.
Pellet salt is a higher purity softening salt that solar salt. It reduces the chance that bridging will occur in your brine tank and will keep your system running efficiently.
Mini cube salt has a purity of 99.89%. The main application for this salt is for water treatment and softening in the commercial and industrial industries.
With virtually no impurities, food-grade salt is safe for human consumption. It can be used in pools and in the manufacturing of food. We sell food-grade salt in 50 LB bags.
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