Salt Test

markayash

Gold Supporter
Mar 21, 2016
2,398
Marietta Ga
I watched a video because I can’t figure out the test. Mine never turns red from the salmon color. How red does the test turn? Here is mine after 50 drops. It got to the point I knew it wasn’t going to turn red but I kept going to see what it would do.
The video of sliding it around doesn’t work, I did that and thought my salt was way high and then watch a Taylor video shaking it and it was normal
 

Chrissykr

Well-known member
Jun 8, 2014
610
Rogers, AR
Just an update...don’t use the company linked on page one. That was the company I placed my order with and after emailing back and forth all day they wanted me to send the kit back at my expense and pay a 30% restocking fee. I ended up calling Amazon and they refunded my money and I have a new kit coming from TFTestkits.
 

mariane

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May 8, 2012
1,047
Southeast Michigan
. . . . and after emailing back and forth all day they wanted me to send the kit back at my expense and pay a 30% restocking fee. I ended up calling Amazon and they refunded my money and I have a new kit coming from TFTestkits.
I had a similar thing happen with a seller on ebay. He listed and pictured the correct item but sent me a different one and wanted me to pay for shipping it back, sending the correct item and pay for shipping again. Eventually I had to go directly to ebay, file a complaint and get my money back. And he didn't like it when I gave him a low score. :hammer:
 
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Chrissykr

Well-known member
Jun 8, 2014
610
Rogers, AR
Is the SWCG happy? That should be a sufficient salinity level. Mine is normally just under that with no issues.
It must be the time of day I check the equipment because this is the second time in a week I saw the lights flashing. The second time I go back and check on them they are all green. Does it do a check once a day?
 

Kellyp

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Jul 5, 2018
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Acworth ga
It must be the time of day I check the equipment because this is the second time in a week I saw the lights flashing. The second time I go back and check on them they are all green. Does it do a check once a day?
Maybe a silly question, but are you sure the pump was on when you noticed the lights flashing? Mine flash until the pump starts and then its steady green.
 

Chrissykr

Well-known member
Jun 8, 2014
610
Rogers, AR
Maybe a silly question, but are you sure the pump was on when you noticed the lights flashing? Mine flash until the pump starts and then its steady green.
Yes, the pump was on. I walk around the yard in the evenings checking the flowers, equipment etc. I must be getting old and setting a schedule🤣 same time every evening.
 

mknauss

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TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
32,533
Laughlin, NV
At startup, and after 12 hours of continuous operation, the IC SWCG goes through a diagnostic process. The lights flash red/green for a couple minutes. It is checking the salinity of the water during that process.
 

Chrissykr

Well-known member
Jun 8, 2014
610
Rogers, AR
At startup, and after 12 hours of continuous operation, the IC SWCG goes through a diagnostic process. The lights flash red/green for a couple minutes. It is checking the salinity of the water during that process.
I thought I read that in the manual. Ok, thanks we are good.