How do I read salt strips properly?

Calebh2002

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Apr 12, 2015
85
Marietta GA
#3
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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Calebh2002

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Apr 12, 2015
85
Marietta GA
#5
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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JoyfulNoise

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May 23, 2015
14,514
Tucson, AZ
#6
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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Calebh2002

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Apr 12, 2015
85
Marietta GA
#7
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.


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