Saw this thread with the great pictures of the pools (and a duck) from a Disney cruise ship and someone asked what the water levels were - and actually I was wondering the same thing. This got me thinking - I'd love to have a travel size test kit. With my new-found knowledge about water chemistry, it would be great to be able to test the public pools that we visit. I can't count how many times my kids have gotten out of a hotel pool with bloodshot eyes and/or smelling of chlorine. I've always assumed that these pools just had really high levels of chlorine in them, but now I know better. If I had a portable test kit I could test the water beforehand and have a much better idea what we were in for.
It wouldn't need to be anything fancy. I'm thinking just tests for FC, CC and pH. I'm not sure I'd really care about anything else. I was thinking I could just bring test strips, but if I'm going to bother to test I'd like to have reliable results. So smaller bottles of reagents, smaller testing tube with a pH scale - it wouldn't need to be as precise as the full size one, something like - below 7.2, 7.2-7.8, 7.8 +, all fitting in a compact box. Possible??