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    Transitioning to SWG - Testing Differences?

    Greetings,

    I currently have the Taylor K-2006 for testing my chlorine pool... I am in the process of installing a SWG. Can anyone tell me what testing chems/gear I need to supplement the K-2006 for salt? Do I just need the K-1766 kit (or even better, just the two bottles of R-0718 and R-0630 from that kit)? Is there something more?

    Also, I seem to see conflicting info... Will I still test chlorine using the FAS/DPD method, to make sure the chlorine output is where it should be?

    Many thanks for your advice!
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    Re: Transitioning to SWG - Testing Differences?

    Do you have an OTO chlorine test?
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    Re: Transitioning to SWG - Testing Differences?

    It is all the same tests. There are a couple of differences in the recommended levels. Here is the recommended Water Balance for SWG Pools
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    Re: Transitioning to SWG - Testing Differences?

    That K-1766 is all you should need differently.
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    Re: Transitioning to SWG - Testing Differences?

    Thanks, all. @duraleigh - I do not have the OTO test, I've been using FAS/DPD.
    I'll grab the K-1766 lot to supplement what I've got, and will review the SWG water link to get everything readjusted.

    Thank you for the feedback!
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    Re: Transitioning to SWG - Testing Differences?

    You really only need the 2 reagents. Although that test does make a bit of a mess in the vial, so does not hurt to have a dedicated one.
    Not sure how the price of the K-1766 compares to just the reagents.
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