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    HTH 6 way test kit

    Just Purchased HTH 6 way Kit. States 100+ tests w/ 1 kit. Kit only shows instru for 6 tests. Where/how to accomplish other tests such as FA, FC, etc. (i.e. mentioned on TFP) with this kit? Download their .pdf and it shows nothing - repeat of packaging.

    Pool up 8 days (3 no pump or hose, 4 w/ sand & pump). It's been crystal clear but noticed can't keep chlorine in. Did CYA test (zero..not even cloudy...hope I did it right?). Added stabalizer last night, will check CYA in 5 to 8 days.

    The kit only comes with 1 more CYA test. Any suggestions on kits/stand alone w/ multiple CYA tests?

    Added bleach AM and still holding. Hope it's there tommorrow!
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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    Re: HTH 6 way test kit

    The HTH 6 way test kit measures TC, Bromine, PH, TA, CH, and CYA. Each of those can be tested several times, which is where I think the 100+ tests notation comes from. It can not measure FC or CC. For that you need a fancier test kit.

    We have a list of recommended test kits in Pool School. My personal favorite is the TF-100 from
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    Re: HTH 6 way test kit

    You can buy the reagent a standalone CYA test from TFTestKits. You get 8 oz of the R-0013 reagent and that's enough for a lot of tests.

    Here's a set of instructions for the HTH 6-way kit.
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    Re: HTH 6 way test kit

    This is not an ideal test, but is enough to manage a relativley small seasonal pool, if nothing goes wrong and you carefully keep track of what you add to the water. A nice addition to it (other than the CYA refill mentioned above) would be the single test FAS-DPD chlorine test, like this one: ... t-p47.html

    with it you could measure FC and CC not just the TC (which is FC+CC) that your HTH test will measure, plus you can do so with an accurate drop counting test, not trying to match shades of color, it will also allow you to test your chlorine levels while shocking something the HTH test can't do either.
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