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    cant get salt levels with taylor test kit

    so i am attempting to lower my salt level because i believe it to be high.

    i tested it the other day seemed high like 4000. i did the math needed to drop the water level about 2 inchs i dropped it 2.5
    I re-filled it yesterday

    today i go out and attempt to test but it seems to be clumping up a bit. I am using the swirler and not me just shaking the sample. the first test did give me a result looks like still 3800 i waited tested water again and no color change at all. went cloudy and stayed that way.

    could it be to cold?

    attempting to get salt to about 35-3600
    18,000g 27' x 52" AG, Proline cartridge filter, 1.5hp pump, ChlorEase CL02 chlorinator
    pool is a transplant from one location to my location and was just put up 4/5/13
    Location : Delaware its on the EAST COAST and yes its a state LOL!

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    Re: cant get salt levels with taylor test kit

    Looks like the chlorease is fine with a salt level 3400-4000 ppm, so I would not worry about it unless the chlorinator is not working.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: cant get salt levels with taylor test kit

    Which salt test are you using?
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    Re: cant get salt levels with taylor test kit

    Taylor
    18,000g 27' x 52" AG, Proline cartridge filter, 1.5hp pump, ChlorEase CL02 chlorinator
    pool is a transplant from one location to my location and was just put up 4/5/13
    Location : Delaware its on the EAST COAST and yes its a state LOL!

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    Re: cant get salt levels with taylor test kit

    The K-1766?

    Did you throughly clean the vial prior to running the test? The only time I've had it look clabbered in the beginning is if I didn't clean the vial before running the test.
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    Re: cant get salt levels with taylor test kit

    totally clean. tried it 2 more times. first drop clumps up.
    18,000g 27' x 52" AG, Proline cartridge filter, 1.5hp pump, ChlorEase CL02 chlorinator
    pool is a transplant from one location to my location and was just put up 4/5/13
    Location : Delaware its on the EAST COAST and yes its a state LOL!

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    Re: cant get salt levels with taylor test kit

    How old are the reagents?
    If they're not brand new, how were they stored over the winter?
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    Re: cant get salt levels with taylor test kit

    new kit bought last month
    18,000g 27' x 52" AG, Proline cartridge filter, 1.5hp pump, ChlorEase CL02 chlorinator
    pool is a transplant from one location to my location and was just put up 4/5/13
    Location : Delaware its on the EAST COAST and yes its a state LOL!

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