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    Conflicting test results

    I bought the test kit last a year and half ago. Historically, my results and Leslie's have matched or been very close. Now they are significantly different which has me wondering who is accurate as I am using a good bit of acid for my 10,700 gallon salt play pool.

    TA me= 45. Leslie's = 90
    CH me = 675. Leslie's = 320
    Cya me = 60. Leslie's = 30

    I am most worried about the calcium hardness and total alkalinity.

    Any suggestions? Is my regent perhaps bad?

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    Re: Conflicting test results

    Which test kit are you using? I don't see it in your signature.
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    Re: Conflicting test results

    Tft 100

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    Re: Conflicting test results

    Most definitely go with yours! No doubt. Just rely on the instructions and testing in a standardized fashion. Take your time during drops and counting, etc. Your TF-100 is far more accurate and reliable. If you ever have a question about a particular test though, just ask away.

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    The fact that some results matched previously with the store was probably just a coincidence. Different employees, methods, lighting, etc, all tend to skew their results.
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    Re: Conflicting test results

    Hello, I would think if you are using either the TF100 or the K2006 test kit your test would be the most accurate of the 2.

    Please fill out you Signature Information by going to Forum Actions above, then clicking General Settings then look on the left side for the Bold print section My Settings, then click Edit Signature.

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    This way we can determine if you have a vinyl liner , what type of pool you have, etc. So we can give you better advice on your concerns of TA and CH, and where you need to adjust too etc. Have a wonderful day
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    Re: Conflicting test results

    Mobile now so will do that later. TF100 in a 10,700 quartz pool with swg. Cartridge filter.

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    Re: Conflicting test results

    Quote Originally Posted by Jase1125 View Post
    I bought the test kit last a year and half ago. ...................
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    Any suggestions? Is my regent perhaps bad?
    I'll defer to others with more knowledge as I'm too much of a newbie to say for sure, but If you bought the kit 18+ months ago it's conceivable that the regents are past their life?
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    Re: Conflicting test results

    There have indeed been numerous discussions on the service life of reagents. The general consensus is that many of those reagents have been known to be quite reliable for more than one season as long as they have been in a controlled environment. I myself still have some drops that are going on season #3. But they are kept in our air conditioned laundry room.
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    Re: Conflicting test results

    Same place I store mine. In the laundry room

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