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Thread: Leslie's Chlorine FAS-DPD Service Test Kit vs. DP Complete

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    Leslie's Chlorine FAS-DPD Service Test Kit vs. DP Complete

    Does anyone know the difference between the Leslie's Chlorine FAS-DPD Service Test Kit, and the Leslie's DPD Complete Chlorine Kit? As far as I can tell they have the same tests...
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    Re: Leslie's Chlorine FAS-DPD Service Test Kit vs. DP Complete

    The DPD complete lacks the FAS DPD test...it's a taylor k2005 and only measures FC up to 10ppm.

    You either want the Leslie's FAS-DPD (rebranded k2006), Taylor k2006 or Tf100 from tftestkits.net.

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    Re: Leslie's Chlorine FAS-DPD Service Test Kit vs. DP Complete

    Sorry for the newbie questions, but what is a FAS-DPD test and how is it different from a (plain) DPD test?
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    Re: Leslie's Chlorine FAS-DPD Service Test Kit vs. DP Complete

    And there's a link to a video on the Taylor site that shows how with FAS-DPD you simply count the drops until the sample turns from pink/red to clear. No color matching against a standard is necessary.
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    Re: Leslie's Chlorine FAS-DPD Service Test Kit vs. DP Complete

    Welcome to TFP Forgot to say that in my original post

    In plain english the FAS-DPD allows you to measure FC and CC up to 50ppm, accurately. As the gentlemen above me stated, there is no guessing what your chlorine level is with this test, you just count the number of drops it takes to turn the water from pink to clear, vs trying to match it up to a color chart.

    Lastly, you'll think, why would I ever need to measure FC above 10ppm when the bottle on my tabs states to keep chlorine around 1-3ppm To answer that, you'll need to read through pool school a few times (button on upper right of this webpage) but in a nutshell it is a necessity when having to shock or when trying to balance a pool with high CYA levels.

    Most of us would recommend the TF100 or TF100XL as we feel it is a better value and the owner of tftestkits.net just happens to be the owner of TFP and why not support the folks that offer such a great pool resource, not to mention Dave's customer service is second to none (Dave, you are welcome for the commercial plug ) . Otherwise the Leslie's FAS-DPD (usually only available online) or the Taylor K2006 will serve you just fine.

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    Re: Leslie's Chlorine FAS-DPD Service Test Kit vs. DP Complete

    Because the level of CYA varies from pool to pool. Testing when at shocking level is important and the CYA level dictates what the proper shocking level is.

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    Re: Leslie's Chlorine FAS-DPD Service Test Kit vs. DP Complete

    Thanks all! Just what I needed.
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