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    Question about Taylor test kits

    Looking for help from someone that has a kit that tests CYA and CH

    I have a 500 gallon hot tub, and just recently got a starter taylor kit that tests just chlorine, ph, and alkalinity. I'd like to test CYA and calcium hardness as well, so I figured I would buy the necessary reagents and tubes from the taylor website. I was just hoping someone could confirm I found the right parts, and I'm not missing anything.

    The CYA measurement bottle:
    Welcome to Taylor Technologies

    The CYA comparer with the black dot:
    Welcome to Taylor Technologies

    For the 25ml sample tube I have one included with my kit. All the reagents are available on the taylor site.

    Thanks!
    Intex 15'x48" AG metal frame pool (4,440 gal), Krystal Clear (1600) 14" sand filter, Taylor K2006 test kit, Intex Deluxe Maintenance Kit/vacuum (love it!), Intex Deluxe Skimmer, BBB.

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    Re: Question about Taylor test kits

    I suggest that you might want to look at getting a new kit all together as you are missing also the FAS-DPD test. By the time you buy all of those items separately, you might run into more money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    I suggest that you might want to look at getting a new kit all together as you are missing also the FAS-DPD test. By the time you buy all of those items separately, you might run into more money.
    Is there a huge difference in accuracy? Or is it just for the purpose of being able to test levels higher than whats on the color chart?

    Not really looking into purchasing another kit at the moment. Just looking to getting the supplies to test CYA and CH. Could you confirm I found the right parts for those tests? Mainly curious if that is the tube with the black dot needed for the CYA test. Thanks a ton.

    Also just a fyi I have just a hot tub no pool. IDK where my signature came from and it won't let me edit it lol

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    Re: Question about Taylor test kits

    Hi Spanoob - I run my hot tub on bromine - just a thought.

    Also from what I've seen elsewhere here, if you're running chlorine in your hot tub, you might not need to worry too much about CYA. Your hot tub will be covered to protect the chlorine from sunlight (so you might not need as much CYA), and if you're using tabs, you'll dump the water and refill before the CYA gets too high anyway.

    I don't think that's the right tester for CYA. It says it's for PH and FAS-DPD.

    Having said all that - the cost of a decent test kit is small compared to what you'll spend on everything else - might as well get a good one.

    Marc
    Pool: 16,000 gallons, 16x31, 500SqFt gunite pool, White Pebbletec interior, built by Cody Pools. Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050 pump, Pentair Clean & Clear 420 Cartridge Filter, In-line chlor with Ultra UV, PV3 Infloor cleaning, Pentair Easytouch-P4 control. TF-100
    Spa: 525 Gallons, Coast fiberglass spa of unknown vintage and suspect previous care with a 2-speed main pump and a blower motor, both 4HP. 3-step bromine sanitized.

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    Re: Question about Taylor test kits

    Quote Originally Posted by marcgr View Post
    Hi Spanoob - I run my hot tub on bromine - just a thought.

    Also from what I've seen elsewhere here, if you're running chlorine in your hot tub, you might not need to worry too much about CYA. Your hot tub will be covered to protect the chlorine from sunlight (so you might not need as much CYA), and if you're using tabs, you'll dump the water and refill before the CYA gets too high anyway.

    I don't think that's the right tester for CYA. It says it's for PH and FAS-DPD.

    Having said all that - the cost of a decent test kit is small compared to what you'll spend on everything else - might as well get a good one.

    Marc
    Thanks Marc

    I actually found a decently priced CYA kit on amazon. Not sure if I'm getting the CH test yet.

    I like to monitor the CYA every once in a while since I use dichlor then switch over to bleach after a certain point. Could probably live without out it though.
    Intex 15'x48" AG metal frame pool (4,440 gal), Krystal Clear (1600) 14" sand filter, Taylor K2006 test kit, Intex Deluxe Maintenance Kit/vacuum (love it!), Intex Deluxe Skimmer, BBB.

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