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Thread: Is it ok to buy a test kit at end of the season??

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    Is it ok to buy a test kit at end of the season??

    Hi There,
    We just completed our inground pool - just in time to close it for the winter!
    I want to get a test kit so we can test our own chemicals, but I understand that the chemicals have a shelf life. Given that we are going to close the pool within a couple of weeks, I'm wondering if we should hold off on buying the kit until the spring (and have the water tested by a local pool store in the meantime) or will the kit chemicals last long enough for us to be able to use them next season? Looking at the TFP-100 or Taylor K-2006 kits.
    Thanks!
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    Re: Is it ok to buy a test kit at end of the season??

    tftestkits guarantees their chemicals for 18 months but I've seen them last much longer than that given proper storage in a cool dark location.

    And of course the TF 100 is the better deal
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    Re: Is it ok to buy a test kit at end of the season??

    The TF-100 is the way to go. Better deal and most members use this, giving you quicker responses to any questions you may have.

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