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What methods are available for measuring salt concentration in a pool?

There are different methods for measuring salt concentration in a pool. 

There are the most frequently used methods:

  • Electronic salt tester: this is a portable device that uses electric probes to measure the conductivity of the water and thus determine salt concentration. The probes are simply dipped into the pool water and the results appear on the screen. 
  • Test strips: the test (or reagent) strips are impregnated with chemicals that react with the salt in the water. Simply dip the strip into the pool water, wait for a few seconds, then compare the colour that appears with the reference scale provided to determine the salt concentration.
  • Colorimetric test kits: these kits use specific chemical reagents that react with salt in the water and produce a colour. You must follow the kit instructions, add reagents to a water sample you have taken, and compare the colour obtained with the reference scale to read the salt concentration. 
  • Automatic salt analyser: this is a more advanced appliance that automatically measures the salt concentration in the pool water. It uses special probes and sensors to perform the analysis and display the results on a screen.

It is important to follow the specific instructions for each measurement method and to ensure that the appliances used are calibrated and in good working order. The salt concentration in the pool should be checked regularly to maintain optimal conditions and enable adjustments to be made if required.

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