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    What is the best water testing kit?

    What is the best water testing kit? I have been using test strips, but the test strip results don't match the results I get from the water testing results from the pool center/store. Are there home test kits that give actual numbers rather than just colors? Maybe it's my age and I am going a little color blind.

    Thanks for your help.
    Older poured concrete 15K pool; epoxy paint; Hayward DE; 1.5 pump.

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    Re: What is the best water testing kit?

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    Re: What is the best water testing kit?

    The TF-100, from TFTestKits.net, is a better test kit than most pool stores use. In the TF-100, only the PH test requires color matching.
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    Re: What is the best water testing kit?

    Thanks for the information and quick response.
    Older poured concrete 15K pool; epoxy paint; Hayward DE; 1.5 pump.

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