I am in the process of determining the proper test kit for me and have a question that maybe someone here can help with.
I am looking for a test kit that can measure chlorine at shock levels. I purchased a DPD deluxe kit last year and found it only registered up to a 5. Yes i know i can mix with distilled water but to me that looses accuracy.
I have been debating between the taylor 2006c and the TF-100 XL.
Could anyone provide a picture of the test block these use and maybe a description of how the testing is done for seeing higher chlorine?
The reason I am asking these questions is that I am a fairly new pool owner. It was just purchased last year. The pool store was getting so expensive we stopped working on it for a month and it turned into a swamp. After spending over 200 in pool chemicals to still have a swamp I found the BBB method and had it sparkling again a week later and closed it for the winter. when i open it my wife informed me I can use whatever method i want but if it does not look as nice as it did when we first got it i have to go back to pool store chemicals which I do not want to do. Therefore I want to get the best kit I can with easy to read charts so that I don't mess it up.
Also what are the differences between an OTO and a DPD test ?
Thank you for your time and patience.