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    Test Kit Life

    Morning,

    Today is opening day for me in northern NJ and it looks like it will be a nice sunny one. A very quick couple of questions for you on the life of my test kit and the reagents. I have a Taylor K-2600 which I got last year, about 10 months ago. It has a 12 month warranty, I assume that is the life of the reagents. This will be my second summer of success after cutting the pool store chord last year, thanks to this forum and it's great members.

    Is is that a wrong assumption? How long do they last and does anyone have a good link for replacing individual agents or do people just get new kits? Is running the filter an hour before testing a best practice?

    Thanks,
    DT
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    Re: Test Kit Life

    Hey there congrats on cutting the cord

    They last "about" a year, some will go longer.. I think you meant a K-2006 test kit, if so you can get new reagents here TFTestkits.net
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    Re: Test Kit Life

    You should be good for this summer if the kit was stored in a cool, dry place.
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    Re: Test Kit Life

    The big concern here is how old was the kit when you bought it, Taylor has started printing expiration dates (packing dates?) on their bottles as of about a year ago, so in the future this should not be a problem.

    Ike

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    Re: Test Kit Life

    If any of the clear bottles have discolored, the reagent inside has gone bad. If the FAS-DPD powder has gotten grey and clumpy, just mash it up into powder again. It should still work.
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    Re: Test Kit Life

    Fantastic, thanks for the link and advice. Much appreciated.

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