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    Aug 2008
    Collierville, TN

    test kits

    OK, I have a Taylor K2006. However, with being newb and having high CYA (means more drops to test a higher FC level), I'm almost out of drops for the to test chlorine. Where is the best place to buy reagents?

    Also, I will be moving sometimes in June or July and may not have a pool anymore Would you buy the Taylor reagent or just go to WalMart and pick up something cheap?
    approx. 30000 gallon IG 40x20 vinyl pool w/ cartridge filter

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    Re: test kits

    Get the Taylor reagents. You will not be able to test FC above 5 ppm with a DPD test and you will not be able to test anything but TC (and not above 3-5 ppm) with an OTO test (which is what you will find in a cheap test kit! If you need to test high FC levels because of high CYA then you NEEd the FAS-FPF test in the K-2006!

    You can order the reagents from TFTestkits, see my signature for the link (they use the same reagents!) or you can order the Taylor reagents directly from Taylor (google "Taylor Technologies" for the phone number).

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    May 2007
    Middle Tennessee

    Re: test kits

    I buy my reagents from SPS. Here's a link to their website. Swimming Pool Supply
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
    Intex 8110 SWCG
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    St. Petersburg, Florida

    Re: test kits

    I have the K-2006 as well, which I bought before finding this site, but I get my replacement reagents from TFTestkits. The bottles don't fit in the case, but I just put the refill bottles in the closet and then refill the original (smaller) Taylor bottles as needed. It's easy to pop off the tops and put them back on. Haven't had any trouble this way, and ordering from duraleigh is MUCH easier than ordering from Taylor.
    15,000 gal. IG fiberglass pool w/ 1 hp Hayward Max-Flo and 250 lb. Hayward sand filter
    Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, and enclosed in a birdcage

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    Nov 2008
    SW Indiana

    Re: test kits

    I have a TF-100 and will need some more reagents soon. Was thinking of buying some larger quantity Chlorine and CYA reagents (Taylor) then the kit comes with. Have a couple of questions if I do that:

    1. Are the droplet sizes the same should I buy the 2oz Taylor version?
    2. If I buy a Taylor size that does not have a tip, does the TF-100 dropper come off so I can just refill the bottles I have (want to do this so it will fit in the case)?

    21K Gal, IG, Vinyl, Bleach-Borax-Baking Soda, 3/4HP Hayward pump, Hayward sand filter, 200,000BTU Heater, TF100 Testkit
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: test kits

    Both the Taylor bottles and the TF100 bottles have removable tips, so you can refill them. If you purchase bottles larger then 2 oz from Taylor they don't have dropper tips, so you have to reuse your existing bottles in that case.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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