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    collect water sample for testing while in the pool

    I can't kneel at the pool side to reach in the water to get a sample to test. Would getting into the water to collect my water sample effect the test results?
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    Re: collect water sample for testing while in the pool

    Use a long piece of PVC as a pipet to draw water from a few feet down.
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    Re: collect water sample for testing while in the pool

    I never thought of that jbliizle. I thought about a stick but couldn't figure how to put the tester vials in upside down until I reached the proper depth. Your idea is a good one. Now I ask my wife to collect a squirt bottle full to test and rinse out the test vials.
    I still wonder though if being in the water while gathering a sample would effect the results.
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    Re: collect water sample for testing while in the pool

    Nope! I ask my husband to get the water when he is in all of the time. Have not seen a difference at all.

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    Re: collect water sample for testing while in the pool

    My husband bought a pool toy that sucks up water and shoots it out in a stream for $.98 at Walmart. Actually bought it to shoot water at squirrels climbing on the screening. I looked at it and said this would be great for getting a pool sample. Basically it's a long syringe! Just have to make sure to rinse it. Also have trouble kneeling and had taped a cup on the end of a pole, but obviously can't invert it to get confirmed deeper sample. Just an idea.
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