I will admit part of this would be my fault for being impatient. I read all of pool school a few weeks ago and knew that I needed my own test kit. Decided that instead of waiting for something to come in the mail I would buy the Leslie's one that is listed since I have a Leslie's right up the street. I went with a print out asking for:
After reading the Extended Test Kit thread by Jason I have realized I have purchased:
They told me since I have used a portion of all the reagents they obviously cannot take it back and that they do not sell the one listed at this particular store. They also said they do sell the powder and additional reagents seperately at that location and I can buy them. Not sure if it's even worth it. The other issue I have is that the kit I now have reads to 5ppm for FC/TC and with my CYA at 40ppm (where it is now) my shock level and mustard algae shock level is way higher then this tester can read. Even with the distilled water dillusion (which also increases my not as accurate tester +/- of being correct if I understand properly) I can only get a top end of around 20 FC and my mustard algae on Pool Calculator is listed at 24 ppm.
I guess my question is as I don't really feel like flushing the 60 some dollars down the tube reguardless of the fact that it was partially my fault. Does it make sense for me at this point to just buy the additional reagents or is buying the complete test kit online (the TF-100) worth dropping the additional cash? Also any complete inaccuracies I have said above, please don't hold back from pointing out as I have no problem with being corrected. That's why I'm on this site to begin with, to learn.