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Thread: Testing Salt Level

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    May 2009
    Greenwood, Indiana

    Testing Salt Level

    I have purchased the CircuPool RJ-30 SWG. Looking around the forum, I can't locate the preferred method for testing the salt level. I use the Taylor 2006 kit. Their site has a reagent test but the price is a bit salty. What do you recommend?

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    Re: Testing Salt Level

    A lot of people report good success with the Aqua-chek strips but I prefer the K-1766 drop based kit.
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    West Monroe, La

    Re: Testing Salt Level

    I use the Aqua Chek strips, they work good, and results have been fairly accurate with my panel read out.
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    Roma - Italy

    Re: Testing Salt Level

    Since 3 years I personally use an electronic TDS meter Hanna HI96302 with excellent results.

    From time to time I check his precision by preparing a solution of 3,5 g of salt in a liter of distilled water and checking that the meter shows the expected value, 3500 in my case (sorry for the measure units, We are in Europe) but I never had to tune it up again in this 3 years periods.

    The first time I recommend to test a sample of water to see how many other minerals it contains because the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) measure all the minerals, not only the salt, then I add this value to the wanted salt level, for instance if the fresh water has 50ppm reading, then my target should be 3550.

    So far so good .....
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