I installed the pool 8 days ago. Pool math calculator said to add 217 lb of salt for 8640 gallon (using the manufacturer's stated volume). I added 200 lb of solar salt from HD. I tested the salt yesterday using the Aqua Check Salt Strips from TFTestkits.net. The indicator on the strip was just above 1. Expectation would be around 5. Strip was placed in a clean glass and water sampled elbow deep. I waited 5 minutes, 10 minutes, left in for 30 minutes observing changes.
Not sure if I did the test wrong, I am reading the results wrong, or the strips are bad. The SWG is not complaining about the salt level. My options are to add salt, purchase another test method, or do nothing. Suggestions?
FC - 4
PH - 7.5
CYA - added 3 lb, have not tested yet
TA - 210 (have done one round of lowering with muratic)
CH - 220