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    pool salt meters

    I have a salt water chlorine generator and think that it's one of the best investments that I have ever made. I'm tired of going to the pool store to have my water's salt level tested. Anyone with any experience/suggestions on a salt water meter that I can buy and do it myself. Do you guys at TFP sell one? Thanks much!
    Bigdog12
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    Re: pool salt meters

    www.tftestkits.net has strips and Taylor's salt test. I have found the strips to work well enough and are more economical.

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    Re: pool salt meters

    Don't know that I would buy a meter due to expense. You don't have to test salt a lot and using strips or the Taylor kit is all you need. I use the Taylor kit and like it. It will get you to within 200 ppm which is as good as you will ever need.
    Carlos
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    Re: pool salt meters

    any opinions or experience on this unit

    am also considering this one, little cheaper

    I do have a cheap (sub 25) test kit from home depot but wanted something more spiffy especially with new pool and all new equipment, SWCG too

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    Re: pool salt meters

    The advantage of the Color Q with digital readout, would be great if you are colorblind or partially colorblind.
    Taylor 2006 is 1/2 the price and has greater accuracy on some tests.

    The TF-100-XL uses the same regents as Taylor and is a better value.
    http://tftestkits.net/TFTestkits-TF-100-XL-p54.html
    poolschoolgrad

    20x40 free-form IG vinyl, 1hp Hayward superpump, Hayward pro grid DE filter, Raypak heatpump, Goldline Aquarite SWCG, Polaris 280 with booster, and tested using a Taylor K2006.

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    Re: pool salt meters

    Leslie's has a cool one for $120 I'm looking at, Just got my chlorine gen. going. It's a digital wand type made by some big brand, can't remember. They just started used them to replace their old wand testers in my local store.
    20,000 gal. 32' x 17' freeform custom pool, 3ft. shallow - 8ft. deep end, Pentair Whisper flow 2.2 HP WF-6, Purex/Triton Nautilus FNS48 DE filter, 2 Intex Chlorine Generators (retired) SR Smith Rouge Rapids curved slide, The Pool Cleaner 4-wheel model w/Hayward large leaf canister. Tightwatt pool timer Spa: Beachport 5 person/350gal. Wishlist: move Neiko Tools pump to slide, solar system, Fountain, Automation. http://www.poolcalculator.com/

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