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    Is The Taylor K-1766 Salt Water Test Kit Decent?

    I need one now that I am no longer using a seasonal pool. If so, I will order it.
    I have the K-2006 already and I am happy with it.

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    Re: Is The Taylor K-1766 Salt Water Test Kit Decent?

    Yes, the K-1766 is the best available salt test. It is a little bit tricky to use, but not a big deal.

    The AquaChek salt test strips are the second choice. They are simpler to use and usually quite good, but they aren't as reliable.
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    Re: Is The Taylor K-1766 Salt Water Test Kit Decent?

    I use it and it works very well. Pay close attention to the instructions (which you should do with any test) and you won't have a problem at all. I have never accidentally missed the endpoint. I've purposely gone by the end point to see what it would look like, and it's really distinct that you've done it.
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    Re: Is The Taylor K-1766 Salt Water Test Kit Decent?

    Thanks. I just ordered it.
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    Re: Is The Taylor K-1766 Salt Water Test Kit Decent?

    It's easy to over-titrate, or go past the proper endpoint (it's salmon/orange colored), not brown (mix one drop of each reagent to see). I'm now using a 25 mL water sample (instead of the 10 mL per the instructions), each drop is 80 ppm, way easier to perform the test without overtitrating.

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    Re: Is The Taylor K-1766 Salt Water Test Kit Decent?

    SpeedStir makes it much, much easier. And for some reason, this test just makes me ill looking at it--kind of a gross looking endpoint.
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    Re: Is The Taylor K-1766 Salt Water Test Kit Decent?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaOCl2
    I'm now using a 25 mL water sample (instead of the 10 mL per the instructions), each drop is 80 ppm, way easier to perform the test without overtitrating.
    That's what I do as well, though mostly because I'm measuring lower salt levels in the 1000 ppm range and wanted more accuracy so I had another parameter to use to measure water dilution.
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