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Thread: I'm finding Salt testers on Ebay. 0 - 9999 PPM Any experience here?

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    I'm finding Salt testers on Ebay. 0 - 9999 PPM Any experience here?

    They are cheap ~ $10, and PPM's are always a moving target it seems.

    Has anyone tried one of these out?
    SWG: CircuPool (May 2014) SI30+Plus; 3000ppm seems ideal;
    My Ideal Specs:
    FC 5; PH 7.4-7.6; TA 90; CH 350; CYA 75; = SI ~ 0.19
    14,000 gal, in ground, plaster, Cartridge filter, Borates
    TAYLOR K - 2006

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    Re: I'm finding Salt testers on Ebay. 0 - 9999 PPM Any experience here?

    Yes, I have used a TDS meter for salt measurements but I had to calibrate it for the salt range of the pool. You can do this with either calibration solutions or using a Taylor salt test kit to get the actual salt level of the pool and then adjusting the meter to read the same level.

    But in reality, a meter should not be required because it really doesn't matter what the actual salt level is, only what the SWG unit thinks it is. As long as the SWG unit produces chlorine, that is all that matters. The only time a secondary measurement is useful is when you are trying to determine if a SWG cell is nearing end of life.
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    Re: I'm finding Salt testers on Ebay. 0 - 9999 PPM Any experience here?

    True on SWG reading. It seems to never fail that I over salt my pool.

    Thanks
    SWG: CircuPool (May 2014) SI30+Plus; 3000ppm seems ideal;
    My Ideal Specs:
    FC 5; PH 7.4-7.6; TA 90; CH 350; CYA 75; = SI ~ 0.19
    14,000 gal, in ground, plaster, Cartridge filter, Borates
    TAYLOR K - 2006

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