I know and understand that the TF-100 is the preferred and most recommended kit around these parts. But buying one and tossing what I currently have in the garbage seems wasteful. So what I am looking to do is buy individually what my kit doesn't have and what I am currently running low on. I bought a kit from Leslies before I discovered this site. Looking on their site now, it matches nothing I see, but is closest to the K-2005
This is what my kit currently has:
Chlorine: still have plenty of all
R-0014 - Running LOW - Need refill
R-0015 acid demand - Rarely use
R-0016 base demand - NEVER use
Total Alk with test vial that has 5ml, 10ml, 11.5ml, 14.6ml, 20.5ml and 25ml marks (Why I have no idea as the 25ml is the only one used)
Still have plenty of all:
plastic bottle with 7ml and 14ml marks
test vial with black dot
R-0013 - Need refill - completely gone
same vial used for TA test
R-0010 - running low need refill
R-0011L - Have plenty left
R-0012 - already bought a large refill with Lots left
Note that my test vial for Chlorine and pH is one in the same with two square cylinders. The left side is the Cl and tests up to 5.0ppm using shades of PINK after adding 5 drops on R-0001 & 5 drops of R-0002 (unlike the TF-100 which uses something else that turns yellow?) The right side is the pH and uses 5 drops on R-0014 which I believe is same as TF-100
So seeing what I already have the big thing I need (want) is the Chlorine Test (FAS/DPD) which I know I can buy separately.
But the simple (OTO) chlorine test is different too than what I have. Being that I am not running low on my simple chlorine tests AND I can test for CC by adding 5 drops of R-0003 to get TC and then subtract FC from that (which by the way I've never seen it change colors), is it worth it or is their an advantage to get the simple OTO test that is provided in the TF-100?
Get my refills + the FAS/DPD test separately and keep using my TC - FC = CC method for daily testing?
Just buy the TF-100 and toss everything I have in the garbage?
OOF - Sorry for the long post. I hope y'all stuck with me.