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    from chlorine to SWG

    we are about to convert our chlorine pool to SWG. i use the poolcalculator and have figured how much salt to add. i am trying to find out the best way to check my salt from now on. i have the lamotte color Q photometer test kit. is there an electronic kit for salt? Or, are test strips good? I don't have a clue which way is going to be the best way to test my salt levels. what does everyone here use?

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    Re: from chlorine to SWG

    I use AquaChek White test strips. Got them from:

    http://www.tftestkits.net/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=3

    They are pretty accurate. Calibrated my Poolpilot salt level to them, all season the two match.
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    Re: from chlorine to SWG

    Most SWGs have a salt tester built in, though many of them just say high or low rather than giving a number.

    If you want to test your salt level, I agree with DaveNJ, get the Aqua Chek salt test strips.
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    Re: from chlorine to SWG

    thanks, i ordered some.



    Quote Originally Posted by DaveNJ
    I use AquaChek White test strips. Got them from:

    http://www.tftestkits.net/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=3

    They are pretty accurate. Calibrated my Poolpilot salt level to them, all season the two match.
    17,000 gallon roman shaped gunite pool-AquaRite goldline SWG

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    Re: from chlorine to SWG

    Quote Originally Posted by teppy
    we are about to convert our chlorine pool to SWG.
    just to clarify, a salt pool IS a chlorine pool. Only the way the chlorine is added has changed. You mgith find this thread handy:
    water-balance-tips-for-a-swg-t3663.html

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