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Thread: Salt levels ...... using SALT-3000 meter

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    Salt levels ...... using SALT-3000 meter

    Hi,

    Decided to bite on one of these (search on ebay for salt-3000) ..... seems to work OK, but I haven't confirmed readings yet with strips and my pool shops measurements. The strips cost $1.15 per test now locally tho results seem close (+/- 300ppm?, if fresh) compared with my shops results. But at that price I wouldn't test salt levels every time I pull out the Taylor Kit, even though I would like to.

    They really are just testing for TDS ..... the manufacturer HM Digital states this, and doesn't seem to be aggressively marketing it for pool salt level testing.

    Any one have any experience with these units? Opinions?

    KC
    KC in Ottawa, Ont. Canada........62.5k L(16.5k us gal) IG Vinyl Pool. 18 x 32 Odysee II. Hayward S270T sand filter and 1.5hp pump. Zodiac Duo Clear 130 Salt System(up to 130k L), Raypack Digital Pool Heater.

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    Re: Salt levels ...... using SALT-3000 meter

    No need to test salt very often, only splash out and leaks change it. I check mine at the beginning of the year and correct it and then I don't test it again until near the end of the year, or if I suspect a problem with the swg. I generally use strips (aquacheck) to test mine.
    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: Salt levels ...... using SALT-3000 meter

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    No need to test salt very often, only splash out and leaks change it. I check mine at the beginning of the year and correct it and then I don't test it again until near the end of the year, or if I suspect a problem with the swg. I generally use strips (aquacheck) to test mine.
    Yes, its probably the easiest of all to maintain. Maybe my kids and their friends (6-8 boys sometimes) splash out too much. Caught them one year using various floating lounges etc trying to imitate a tsunami .....lol.

    I usually need to add 2-4 large bags per summer to maintain. My CL generator calls for levels ~4000ppm .... that's higher than other units I've noticed.

    KC
    KC in Ottawa, Ont. Canada........62.5k L(16.5k us gal) IG Vinyl Pool. 18 x 32 Odysee II. Hayward S270T sand filter and 1.5hp pump. Zodiac Duo Clear 130 Salt System(up to 130k L), Raypack Digital Pool Heater.

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