Become a TFP Supporter Pool School
  • Test Kits Compared

    To effectively practice the TFPC methods, the FAS/DPD chlorine test is essential. All these kits contain that test while very few other kits do. It is very difficult to find these kits locally....internet ordering is your best bet. If you find a kit locally, it is extremely important it contains the FAS/DPD chlorine test (and not the DPD chlorine test found in the Taylor K-2005 which is quite different1).

    Pool store testing and test strips will not be adequate if you want to learn and practice TFPC. We ardently teach that you do your own testing and that you possess the all-important FAS/DPD test.

    Videos showing the tests performed can be found HERE.

    Taylor K-2006 /
    Leslie's 81329
    Taylor K-2006C3 LaMotte 70223
    Chlorine FAS/DPD ~35 tests ~25 tests ~70 tests ~70 tests ~70 tests
    Combined Chloramines ~100 tests ~100 tests ~100 tests ~100 tests ~100 tests
    Chlorine OTO NO NO ~100 tests4 NO NO
    pH Test NO ~100 tests ~100 tests ~100 tests ~144 tests
    Total Alkalinity ~70 tests ~50 tests ~70 tests ~144 tests ~70 tests
    Cyanuric Acid ~3 tests ~8 tests ~16 tests ~8 tests ~100 tests
    Calcium Hardness ~36 tests ~50 tests ~36 tests ~144 tests ~70 tests
    CYA Standard (50ppm) No No ~2 tests4 No No
    Warranty 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months
    Internet Price $45 Roughly $58-65 $70 Roughly $80-100 Roughly $120

    1 If you already purchased a Taylor K-2005 or Leslie's 81330 DPD test kit, the FAS/DPD test can be bought separately to give you the equivalent of the recommended test kits.

    2 The TFTestkits use Taylor reagents....the reagent numbers are interchangeable.

    3 The 2006C and LaMotte are geared towards VERY frequent testing (commercial) and contain more reagent than you will probably need, but you should consider them if you REALLY like to test a lot.

    4 Only the TF-100 contains the very handy OTO chlorine test and the 50ppm CYA Standard. 2014