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    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Huntsville, AL

    Test Kit instructions

    I received my K-2006 test kit yesterday and tried reading through the instructions last night. I am very intimidated and it does not seem simple at all. I did find an article here with expanded instructions and will read and try my first tests this weekend. For example, I am not sure I know what the note under step 1 means. I know that I use one of them as a multiplier later in step 3 - but which one? I am sure it will get easier after the first few tests.

    Chlorine (Free, Combined) Test

    1. Rinse and fill large comparator tube to desired mark
    with water to be tested.

    NOTE: For 1 drop = 0.2 ppm, use 25 mL sample.
    For 1 drop = 0.5 ppm, use 10 mL sample.

    2. Add 2 dippers R-0870. Swirl until dissolved. If free
    chlorine is present, sample will turn pink.

    NOTE: If pink color disappears, add R-0870 until
    color turns pink.

    3. Add R-0871 dropwise, swirling and counting after
    each drop, until color changes from pink to

    4. Multiply drops in Step 3 by drop equivalence (Step 1).
    Record as parts per million (ppm) free chlorine (FC).
    16 x 32 inground with Tara Liner, 1 skimmer, 3 returns,
    1HP Hayward Super Pump
    Hayward Sand Filter
    Polaris 280 w booster pump
    Hayward SWG & Aqua Plus
    k-2006 Test Kit

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Test Kit instructions

    Us a 10 ml sample size. Then each drop counts at 0.5 ppm of chlorine. The 25 ml sample size is really only for commercial pools.

    The test can be a little intimidating at first, but it really isn't very difficult. Once you have done it a couple of times it is mostly a question of not losing count of the number of drops.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Central, New Jersey

    Re: Test Kit instructions

    You can also go here:
    Taylor Website

    Then click the "Pool/Spa" link at the left and you can watch videos of all the test being performed (Make sure you scroll down to the K-2006 section of videos)

    Pool: 20 X 40 Rec - 28,500 gallons;
    Type: IG with Vinyl Liner
    Filter: Hayward 46SqFt DE Filter
    Pump Size: Hayward Super-Pump 1 hp

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