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Thread: Correct reagents? and extra tests

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    Aug 2010
    Lake Jackson, TX

    Correct reagents? and extra tests

    Hi all,

    Successfully opened pool to nice clear water this past weekend. In running my startup tests I found I was low on some reagents. I have been buying through Amato Industries online. My question is, is there a difference between the reagents marked Taylor and the bottles that aren't. i.e. there is a .75 oz bottle of R-0003 for $2 and a Taylor R-0003 for $3.40. What sources are there for reliable reagent refills.

    Also, I'm thinking of using the borates to improve the water feel. I have also read that adding salt improves feel. Is this true? I do not have a way to test for borates or salt. I found a test kit, Taylot K-1766, for salt for ~$19, is this worth bothering with?

    I have not found a kit or strips to test the borates, any sources or method to test?

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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Correct reagents? and extra tests

    The best source for tests and/or refills is TFTestKits (see sig). They have the salt test strips and the K-1766 kit. They also have Borate test strips.
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