I just finished adding 600lbs of salt to my pool in preparation for hooking up my SWG. I calculated I would need around 720lbs to get my pool up to the 3500ppm salt level needed for the SWG. I used an accutest strip to test the salt level after the salt had disolved into the water and got a result of 4.6 which equalls 1480ppm. give the amount of salt and my estimated pool volume of 25k gallons I was expecting a number about twice that. The salt I used was 10 bags of blue bag water softener salt from Home Depot and 5 white bags of pool salt from Home Depot. All bags were 40lbs for a total fo 600lbs. My readings as of Friday (7/22) evening are:
CYA has been hovering around 50 and I have not had to add much water so I expect it hasn't changed much. These numbers are a little off from the pool schooll ideal numbers so I was wondering if they can affect the test strip reading. Or can these test strips have inaccurate results?