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    How do I read salt strips properly?

    Here is my salt strip... do I read this as 5.2 or 6.0?


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    Re: How do I read salt strips properly?

    I would read it as 6.2.
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    Re: How do I read salt strips properly?

    Dang, that means the reading on my aquarite is about 1000 off... it shows 1600 on the display. Maybe it will be more accurate in the morning. I just installed it today, I'm sure it needs more than a few hours to adapt.


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    Re: How do I read salt strips properly?

    Looks like 6.4 to me.
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    Re: How do I read salt strips properly?

    I just noticed that someone on my previous thread told me to leave the salt system off for a day or two while everything mixes properly. I think the vast majority of the salt has dissolved based on the test strips and what I could see earlier.

    I turned Wanda (Zodiac MX-6) lose on the new salt earlier today and watched it all dissolve in the leaf canister.


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    Re: How do I read salt strips properly?

    6.4

    Did you submerge the strip in 1" of water only? It matters. Temperature matters too with strips; the water should be room temperature.

    This shows one of the many reasons why strips are inferior to the drop based titration test (K-1766) - it's too easy to misinterpret the results.

    I suggest you get the k-1766.


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    Re: How do I read salt strips properly?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyfulNoise View Post
    6.4

    Did you submerge the strip in 1" of water only? It matters. Temperature matters too with strips; the water should be room temperature.

    This shows one of the many reasons why strips are inferior to the drop based titration test (K-1766) - it's too easy to misinterpret the results.

    I suggest you get the k-1766.


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    I will order the kit.

    I used the PH chamber of my test kit, it had an inch, maybe 1.5 inches.


    Type: IG Vynal
    Size: ~ 22,000 GAL
    Filter: Sand - Hayward S244T Pro Series w/ 1HP Hayward Pump

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    Re: How do I read salt strips properly?

    What cell do you have?

    Is the box set to the correct cell type?
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