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Thread: Storage of Test Kit

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    Storage of Test Kit

    When I purchased my test kit from the pool store, they told me to keep it stored at room temperature. I had a buddy of mine over to check levels while I was away on vacation for a few days and I forgot to mention to him to put it back in the house; so he stored the kit in my detached garage which is not climate controlled. I assume the reason is the reagents are temperature sensitive. Do I need to buy all new reagents or will I be ok? Was in elevated temperatures 80F-90F for 4 days. I'm finally rid of the algae after my filter crapped out and needed replaced and I really want to get dialed in on balancing but dont want to waste my time if this kit is ruined.

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    Jun 2011
    Midland TX

    Re: Storage of Test Kit

    It's likely just fine. If you have any doubt running new tests, toss and reorder a set of replacements. It's not worth the risk.

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    Re: Storage of Test Kit

    See the Taylor article on Recognizing a Compromised Reagent.
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