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    Mar 2012
    west central Texas

    SWG Salt test

    We've finished the conversion from baqua to chlorine a little over a week ago! Yeah!! Water looks crystal clear. But now we are having problems testing the salt in the pool. The salt test strips and the SWG readings are different. I did take it to the pool store and it was way different. This is what the numbers are saying:

    FC - 6
    TA - 80
    Ph - 7.8
    CH 280
    CC = 0.5
    CYA - 35
    Salt strip 660

    The SWG says the salt is at 3000. The pool store said 3300. We have done the salt test strips 3 times this morning and we get a range from 460 to 660. The water tastes salty so we don't know which reading to believe. What should we do
    18,500K gal, IG vinyl, sand filter, Swim Pure Plus SWG with a T-Cell-15-SWP, 1.5HP Hayward pump, Built 2008

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: SWG Salt test

    Is the SWG producing chlorine? If you are producing chlorine (and, really, that's all that matters), then believe the SWG.

    The diff between the pool store and SWG is fairly common.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: SWG Salt test

    Your salt test strips are way off. Something must be wrong with them.

    The SWG and the pool store agree within the precision of the test (+-400), so your salt level is certainly around there somewhere.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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