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    Salt test kit

    Can someone recommend a good test kit for salt level? Is a Total Dissolved Solids test O.K.?
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    Re: Salt test kit

    Try the AquaChek salt test strips. They are reasonably simple and reliable.

    TDS is not a good measure, there are too many things that contribute to TDS for the result to be useful.
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    Re: Salt test kit

    Okay, I'll forget using a TDS test. Can you recommend a salt test using a reagent?
    19,000 gallons
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    SWG, 2006 Taylor Test Kit

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    Re: Salt test kit

    Taylor has a salt test that uses liquid reagents, but it is very difficult to do correctly. The AquaChek strips are actually a reverse titration, much better than the usual test strip approach, and have proven to be reliable if they don't get damp.
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