When we first installed our Aqua Rite SWG, the salt level on the panel was around 3100-3200 and an Aqua Check salt strip test was 3380. During the past few weeks, we had a sand filter that was leaking approximately 10 gallons a day. The Aqua Rite reads 2800 to 2900 (when it's generating and when I push the diagnostics button to get salinity), and I did a salt strip test last night and it read 3380. Also, I had to go to the pool store yesterday for something else so I had them test my salt level. They came back with 2600 but I don't trust their equipment at all.
My question is during the salt strip test, if you leave the salt strip in the water too long, does the salt value continue to climb? I have a hard time telling when the bar at the top of the strip turns dark. I had the strip in the water a good 4 minutes.
I just find it hard to believe my salt level would still be the same as before my sand filter was leaking.