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    CYA Reagent "Compatability"

    Hello,

    I have the Pentair-Rainbow reagent kit with the sliding test tube. Is the Taylor R-0013 reagent compatible with the Pentair sliding test tube?

    Pentair uses different part numbers than Taylor and it isn't clear (to me at least) if there is any different in the reagents. I can buy Pentair reagent but seems like Taylor R-0013 may be cheaper.

    Thanks TFP!
    My Pool: In-ground, ~15,000 Gallons, Fresh Water, Plaster/Gunnite or what ever..
    Shape - Roughly like an oblong figure 8 / somewhat oval
    Depth - ~4.5-5 ft

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    Re: CYA Reagent "Compatability"

    I would stick with one supplier across the entire kit. It probably works but why mix and match and have doubt? The majority of this forum is using Taylor products where the vials, test tubes, comparators, and reagents are all meant to work together. You wouldn't use an HTH comparator from Walmart using Taylor reagents, would you? Same applies here.
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    Re: CYA Reagent "Compatability"

    Quote Originally Posted by mikemass View Post
    I would stick with one supplier across the entire kit. It probably works but why mix and match and have doubt?
    Well, that's why I'm asking the question; to remove doubt. Just looking for anyone that might be in the know on this topic. Given the nature of the test it seems reasonable to think that the its the same chemical being used to produce turbidity in the water that will obfuscate the black dot at depth. So again, just looking for anyone that can speak authoritatively on the subject. Easy enough to buy the same stuff but if I could save a buck or two.... All in!
    My Pool: In-ground, ~15,000 Gallons, Fresh Water, Plaster/Gunnite or what ever..
    Shape - Roughly like an oblong figure 8 / somewhat oval
    Depth - ~4.5-5 ft

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    Re: CYA Reagent "Compatability"

    I havent seen each tube side by side. But i have used the Pentair tube with both the Taylor and Pentair reagent and received the same results.

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    Re: CYA Reagent "Compatability"

    Thanks for the feedback 1stand2rd.
    My Pool: In-ground, ~15,000 Gallons, Fresh Water, Plaster/Gunnite or what ever..
    Shape - Roughly like an oblong figure 8 / somewhat oval
    Depth - ~4.5-5 ft

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