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Thread: Best Test Kit to Buy??

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    Best Test Kit to Buy??

    Hi All,

    Just joined the Forum and despite a couple of searches, was not able to find an answer to my question which is which test kit to purchase. My pool details are as follows:

    Live in Toronto, so the pool is seasonal - has to be opened and closed each year
    In ground vinyl lined pool - 65,000 litres
    Salt-water pool

    I think that's it.

    Appreciate your help


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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Best Test Kit to Buy??

    Since you're in Canada, things get unnecessarily complicated.

    If it were me, I'd call the Leslies Pool in Buffalo and see if they have this kit in stock. If they don't, I'd ask them to order me one, then make a day trip south of the border and pick it up.
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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Best Test Kit to Buy??

    Since you're in Canada your choices are limited. The Taylor K-2006 is the one to get. Whatever you get make sure it has the FAS-DPD chlorine test and not just the DPD test. It makes a difference.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Best Test Kit to Buy??

    Getting a K-2006 is the best thing available in Canada. Piscines Apollo Pools carries it.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Re: Best Test Kit to Buy??

    Getting to Buffalo is no problem - I order parts for my car into there all the time..

    Thanks All

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    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Best Test Kit to Buy??

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Getting a K-2006 is the best thing available in Canada. Piscines Apollo Pools carries it.
    Be prepared to pay a premium not only because Apollo is the only game in Canada, but the Canadian Postal Service is apparently stirking right now. This means that they are shipping everything by UPS and FedEx.
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