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    pool store testing question

    ok, I know what you are thinking, haha.

    I have a TF-100 but, I want to check the salt level. is the pool store testing for salt at all reliable? I know the taylor kit is +/- 200ppm and the strips are more...but in reality, the salt doesn't need to be that accurate anyway but I want to get a ballpark. seems like a waste to drop $40 on the taylor kit for something I will use once or twice a year.

    Thoughts?
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    Re: pool store testing question

    I'd go with the cheap option for home testing. TFTestkits.net They're good enough for what you need.
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    Re: pool store testing question

    All the tests are +/-400ppm I think ... I prefer having the Taylor kit myself (which is not $40) so I know the testing in consistent and I can see trends.
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    Re: pool store testing question

    Strips just for Salt are OK, but I'm with Blizzle on this. If it's worth knowing the cost is not a waste at all.

    It's 26.50 at Tftestkits, so not sure where you saw it was
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    Re: pool store testing question

    ok, thanks guys. I saw it $40 on amazon I think. thru TFT kits, looks like $30 after shipping. thanks!
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    Re: pool store testing question

    Even the Aquacheck strips are relatively accurate at $14. They work by capillary action so are not bound to the same color match crud-shoot as other test strips.

    Not to take any sales away from TFT, but you can usually get the same ones locally if the price is right.
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    Re: pool store testing question

    I got the strips and found them for $9 shipped. plus or minus 400 should be fine
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    Re: pool store testing question

    Hope they are not old or near expired
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    Re: pool store testing question

    will find out I guess.
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    Re: pool store testing question

    well...those strips say my salt is at 600ppm...lol. so, back for refund and getting they taylor test
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