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    Salt water tests for the SWG

    Hi there, I have been reading about the strips, the drop tests and the electric systems. What salt level tests do you guys use and what has worked out best for you. I dont mind the cost as long as its acurate and easy to use. Thanks a ton
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    Re: Salt water tests for the SWG

    I think the strips are inaccurate. I use the Taylor K-1766 test kit. I also have the Safedip electronic meter but rarely use it. It does not seem to be very accurate because the results varied too much.
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    Re: Salt water tests for the SWG

    Taylor K-1766 test kit here also. I prefer drops to strips.

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    Re: Salt water tests for the SWG

    I always had good luck w/ strips.
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    Re: Salt water tests for the SWG

    Hi we have an Aqua-Trol SWG on our pool. Are you all recommending that we also test the water separately even if the Aqua-Trol give and electronic reading on the diagnostic box? Thanks.

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    Re: Salt water tests for the SWG

    I always test mine manually. My new Jandy Aquapure shows one reading, say 3200 ppm, and a totally different reading, say 3600 ppm the next time I turn on my remote. Not very accurate.
    Gunite/Plaster pool at 13k gallons. All Jandy with CL340 series cartridge filter, 1.5 HP Jandy Stealth pump. Jandy 1400 SWCG and PDA4 controller. Dual waterfalls. Polaris 280. Pool installed August 2012. Southern Louisiana. And lets not forget my trusty TF100 test kit!

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    Re: Salt water tests for the SWG

    Yes. Our aquatrol shows 3200 but the drop test result is 3000.so there is a marginal difference between the two minutes the end it only matters what the generator thinks it actually is. As long as it's reading and your reading are close than you shouldn't have any issues.

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    Re: Salt water tests for the SWG

    Aqua Check Salt Water Strips been happy with them.
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    Re: Salt water tests for the SWG

    Aqua Trol display says 1900, pool store test (I know) says 2300. Doesn't really matter. If the AT says 1900 it will not generate. The testing number is close as I can tell by the tase of the water. My question is how does the AT unit compute the salt level? Is there a sensor in the generator or flow switch that determines the salt level displayed? Will a cell that is going bad give an inaccurate reading? Might be looking at a new cell if this one won't clean up, it looks to be OK but I will clean it again. In the meantime the pool is starting to turn greenish, so let the bleaching begin until I can get an accurate reading on my salt level displayed.
    Trenton, IL (St. Louis Area)
    TF-100 test kit, 18,000 gallon, 18x33 oval Johnny Weismuller, AG, Jacuzzi Lazer sand filter, AquaTrol SWG, 1.5 HP Pentair pump that runs constantly.

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