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My saltwater system keeps reading that my pool has low salt however I tested my pool and it has way to much salt. Also I have 6way testing strip and I don't know how to read it. I don't know what way is up and which way would be down.

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Just match the colors on the strip
you should at least have a few close ones that would indicate which way to hold it

As for salt, I hope you are using a test kit for salt that reads #'s not colors

you need to be as close to 3000ppm as possible

under 2700ppm and you will not produce enough chlorine and trigger alarms any higher than 3500 and you will trigger alarms, could go cloudy, and also cause corrosion on metal parts like an aluminum ladder

The system can read backwards like if it is high salt showing it could be low or the other way around.
The system only really knows there is a problem

just remeber 3000ppm

If you are over 3500ppm start by draining 20% water and refill and filter only for 6 hours until you get it back to 3000

once in the paramiters I mentioned clean your electro cell and start the system

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