Every swimming pool needs special care to prevent the appearance of algae and bacteria. A swimming pool full of germs will not be good for the health of people who swim in it. Usually, a salt-chlorine generator is used to handle it.
The generator can function as an automatic sanitizing cleaner for the swimming pool. It’s just important for you to maintain the generator. The key lies in the salinity of the generator.
When you don’t pay attention to the amount of salt content and it turns out that the generator is deficient in salt, it will cause the generator not to produce the appropriate amount of chlorine. The pool will turn into an algae pool and filled with bacteria as well.
It is important for pool owners to know how to check the salt level in the pool. You can find out all these methods about how to test the pool salt level below or read this detailed guide on water testing at The Pool Support.
- Test using Salt Test Strips
You can check the salt level manually by using salt test strips. This way of checking is much cheaper than having to buy an AutoPilot Pool which can check salt levels automatically. There are two ways to use this test kit when you need to check the salt level.
The first is to dip the salt test strips and then read the results. When dipping this tool, you need to wait up to 20 seconds to be able to find out the salt level results more accurately.
You can check the results by comparing the color produced from the test kit with the stripes in the bottle where the salt test kit is stored. You can buy this tool online at a very affordable price and people usually use it to measure the salinity level.
2. Test using Liquid Reagent
You can also test the salt level in the swimming pool using a liquid reagent. You can buy these kits online as well and the results are more reliable than the first method. With just a few different prices, you can get more accurate results than salt test strips.
You can add a kit with a sample in the form of pool water. Then, apply the amount of reagent to the kit according to the instructions.
The color of the sample that has joined the reagent will change. You can compare the color with the color description in the instructions section. You will be able to find out the salt level in swimming pool water.
3. Digital Test Strip Reader
Another method that combines test strip and digital is the digital test strip reader. These results can be easier to read for everyone because the results will appear as digital numerals immediately. No longer have to manually match the strip in the instructions section. It’s just that the price you need to pay is much higher, almost about 6 times the price of salt test strips.
4. Electronic Meters
If the swimming pool is related to the business being run, the checking process must be taken more seriously. This will be directly related to the smooth running of the business. Moreover, there could be people with sensitive skin who swim and they are more prone to itching if the amount of bacteria in the water is high enough.
Tools that can measure salinity quickly and accurately are electronic meters. This tool will immediately display the results in digital form. How to use it is also quite easy and users only need to put a small sample of pool water into the reservoir cup. Then press the button to start checking the salt content of the sample. Most of these tools are used by companies to check repeatedly in one day.