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    Where is my salt?

    So two days ago I dumped and brushed 240lb of Leslies pool salt into my pool. Saltron Retro still showing low. Yesterday I dumped 80 lb Morton pool salt. Still showing low and I used a aquachek salt test strip and it is only showing at around 440 ppm salt. What the **** is going on? my filter is on and the water has been circulating. The retro seems to be producing chlorine because it is bubbling but my FC is still only around 1 to 2. 11k gallon approx in my pool. 320 lb of salt should be plenty to raise my salt to over 3000 ppm...but it's not showing. Could the leslies salt have been ...something else?
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    Re: Where is my salt?

    My water temperature is around 70 btw
    Sharkline 54 matrix 15 x 26
    Pentair Clean & Clear 150SF Filter with 1-1/2 hp 2 speed Optiflow Pump

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    Re: Where is my salt?

    Nevermind. .after all that I mixed everything up manually. ..with the brush a bit more and the saltron is showing adequate salt levels. ..guess it just needed a bit of elbow grease..gonna check the with a new strip in a bit
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    Re: Where is my salt?

    Hopefully that is it. I was researching on the site and saw many possible explanations, but if you found it .... perfect.
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    Re: Where is my salt?

    Actually. .my salt sticks still show only 380ppm...so if anyone had any ideas why this could be.? ..now I have used 3 salt test sticks
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    Re: Where is my salt?

    It is probably the strips.. You can test it better with the taylor salt test kit..

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    Re: Where is my salt?

    Thanks cowboy. ..looks like amazon is getting a return on those asap
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    Re: Where is my salt?

    It takes 24 hours or so for salt to fully dissolve in the pool.
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