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    Show off your test kit!

    There was a thread quite a while back that I thought was pretty fun and gave me some ideas (that I haven't followed through on... yet!). I thought I would get one going again.

    So here's my test kit set up. It's a stock TF-100 case and reagents but I've rearranged so I can fit my SpeedStir in the box along with the K-1000 test block and reagents, sans blue box... and it closes! I also have an extra calibrated cylinder. One dedicated for chlorine testing, the other for the rest of the tests. I didn't like the bump on the bottom of the standard vials when using the magnetic stir bar. I also laminated a chart with CYA/Chlorine levels for reference. When I receive new bottles of reagent, I write the month/date right on the side so I know how old it is.



    I'm sure there are much more extravagant set-ups than mine but thought it was worth seeing what's out there!
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    Re: Show off your test kit!



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    Re: Show off your test kit!

    I found that a tackle box is the perfect format to fit all the tests+extras.

    K2006+Salt+Copper+Iron+Speedstir

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    Re: Show off your test kit!

    I had to take that big CYA bottle out of mine, it seemed to leak when on its side
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    Re: Show off your test kit!

    Pretty much a stock rig for me.

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    Re: Show off your test kit!

    Basic k 2006 and k 1766. Running low on cya and dpd powder of course.

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    Re: Show off your test kit!

    I like the Taylor K-2006C box. It has a built in handle, instructions in the lid, and well divided sections. I bought the TF-100 and use the Taylor box.
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    Re: Show off your test kit!


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    Re: Show off your test kit!

    Quote Originally Posted by pinguy View Post
    I found that a tackle box is the perfect format to fit all the tests+extras.

    K2006+Salt+Copper+Iron+Speedstir

    Hi there, could you provide a link to where you found it... It looks wonderful... 😊

    Starting day 5/25/2015 INTEX AGP 24'x12'x54" 8400 gal, with salt and borax, INTEX 16"sand filter, WM Hayward Skimmer, Intex SWG CG-28669, 1 1/2" hard plumbed PVC, Lil' Shark Vacuum With Leaf Canister, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test
    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

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    Re: Show off your test kit!

    Here's mine. I think Pinguy and I may have the same Tackle Box.
    I have all my refills in there, my Salt Test Kit, Sample Bottle, gasket lube and a couple of rags too!


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    Re: Show off your test kit!

    Found this in Amazon, but I think pinguy tackle box is better

    Amazon.com : Flambeau Tackle XL 3 Tray Tackle Box (Black/Dark Gray(Black/Dark Gray, 20x10.25x10.375-Inch) : Fishing Tackle Boxes : Sports Outdoors

    Starting day 5/25/2015 INTEX AGP 24'x12'x54" 8400 gal, with salt and borax, INTEX 16"sand filter, WM Hayward Skimmer, Intex SWG CG-28669, 1 1/2" hard plumbed PVC, Lil' Shark Vacuum With Leaf Canister, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test
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    Re: Show off your test kit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    Here's mine. I think Pinguy and I may have the same Tackle Box.
    I have all my refills in there, my Salt Test Kit, Sample Bottle, gasket lube and a couple of rags too!



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    Nice, and it matches my Dolphin!
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    Re: Show off your test kit!

    It matches my Dolpin too!


    Quote Originally Posted by simplemind View Post
    Nice, and it matches my Dolphin!
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    Thats the one I have too. Got mine at Walmart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piolin View Post
    Found this in Amazon, but I think pinguy tackle box is better

    Amazon.com : Flambeau Tackle XL 3 Tray Tackle Box (Black/Dark Gray(Black/Dark Gray, 20x10.25x10.375-Inch) : Fishing Tackle Boxes : Sports Outdoors

    Starting day 5/25/2015 INTEX AGP 24'x12'x54" 8400 gal, with salt and borax, INTEX 16"sand filter, WM Hayward Skimmer, Intex SWG CG-28669, 1 1/2" hard plumbed PVC, Lil' Shark Vacuum With Leaf Canister, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test
    Divin Dave,
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    Re: Show off your test kit!

    I'm just going to have to step up my game in the kit department! Would be nice to fit my sample bottle in there... and my ammonia test so I can dazzle folks I occasionally help out in my area with their green pools in the spring. Need to get the dispensing sample bottle too!

    I might have to go for the pink version!
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    Re: Show off your test kit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Piolin View Post
    Hi there, could you provide a link to where you found it... It looks wonderful... 
    Walmart carries the Plano boxes as well!
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    Re: Show off your test kit!

    I might have to go for the pink version!
    Me too but of course the pink version is more expensive
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    Re: Show off your test kit!

    TexasSplash wins! Actually all of the tackle box guys' are awesome. But I love the organization of TxS's. Can you provide specifics on which box that is?
    25 + year pool owner. Current pool (going on 11th year) - 38K gallon in ground Gunite/White Plaster, Spillover Spa, Hayward Cartridge Filter, Hayward 450k BTU NG Heater, Hayward Goldline Aqua Logic control with T-Cell-15 Salt Water Cell, Dolphin Explorer.
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