I installed a salt water chlorine generator last week. I measured the salt content of my pool water before adding any salt, using newly purchased salt test strips (with an expiration date on the container of 9/2016). The manual for my generator said to add 450 pounds of salt. I added 440 pounds, then measured the salt level and it was way below the recommended 3000 ppm. So I added another 80 pounds of salt about two days ago, and now the test strip says the salt level is even lower -- 1450 ppm.
Here's the kicker: the water tastes quite salty. After one quick dip in the pool, I taste salt on my lips for hours. I could have over-estimated the size of my kidney-shaped pool, but if I added too much salt, I would expect the salt level on the test strips to be higher. Is it possible that the test strips are inaccurate? Is there another way to measure salt level?