How accurate are tests for salt?
We have a 24' round pool thats suppose to be 4' deep which comes out to 13500.
The pool people gave us 12- 40lb bags of salt, of which I only used 9 because thats the amount I came up with after reading the instructions for the Aquatrol unit.
The Aquatrol has been showing 3400-3500 ppm of salt on average, sometimes 3300.
While attemting to get the cya and ta in the correct range I decided to measure the pool depth and calculate the gallons more accurately. I found that the depth is more like 3.79 feet deep which lowered the amount of water to about 12800 and thats what I've been using to add stabilizer and acid. My wife took a sample in to the pool place because our Aquatrol cell has devoloped a leak just below the top section and she wanted to show them a picture of it to see what they thought about it and to see about getting it checked out. They ran the sample and came up with 4620ppm of salt. The girl said she ran two different types of tests and averaged them to come up with this number. The way I figure it using the pool calculater I could be in the range of 3350, which aggrees with the Aquatrol reading. The Aquatrol is working fine with no warning lites on and the numbers are all in the correct range as far as the manual states.
Do ya'll think the pool places tests are way off?