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Thread: Which is better for testing salt content?

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    Which is better for testing salt content?

    Which is better (more consistently accurate) for testing salt content? The Taylor test kit (the one with the 2 reagents and the testing vial) or the AquaCheck test strips?

    I have the test strips right now and my most recent test showed a result in line with what I got from the pool supply stores that use the electronic gadgets. So I know they are good, but I'm just trying to figure out which to get when my strips run out.
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    Re: Which is better for testing salt content?

    The Taylor test is somewhat more difficult to do. When done correctly, it is noticeably more reliable than the test strips.
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    Re: Which is better for testing salt content?

    For what it's worth, I think that most folks here use the strips for salt testing.

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    Re: Which is better for testing salt content?

    After getting two bad tests from test strips that caused all sorts of extra work and confusion, I bought a hand-held pen and never looked back. Well worth the investment (~$75-100, depending on where you get it).
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