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    Newbie - Test kit question

    First, thanks for all the time and energy you guys have put into this site. I've read for hours, learned many lessons, and and now transitioning to the BBB method since after 1 season (brand new 1st time pool owner) I've already had CYA->algae problems. My question is - I have the DPD test kit from Leslie's which seems like a pretty good kit, but the range is 0-5ppm, which supplemental kit should I buy? I'd like to be able to test shock levels (even though I should hardy if ever need to shock) accurately, and track whether I'm losing chlorine overnight in shock situations.

    Is something like this what I need? http://www.hach.com/product.detail-over ... 7640219528 Anyone else have any suggestions for just a more sensitive DPD portion of a test kit?

    Also, here are my numbers from testing: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... CNkE#gid=0

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    Re: Newbie - Test kit question

    Welcome to TFP!

    Does your kit already have the CYA, CH, TA tests?

    You certainly need to add the FAS-DPD chlorine test which allows getting the high FC and CC levels. You can find all the single tests and refills at tftestkits.net

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    Re: Newbie - Test kit question

    Yes, I have the Leslie's Kit that is one of the recommended kits - http://www.lesliespool.com/Home/Pool-Ch ... 81329.html but again, its range is 0-5ppm. So I'm looking to supplement this kit with just a better FC test kit, not a completely new kit.

    I also previously posted a link to a spreadsheet with my test results, including CYA, TA, PH, FC, CC.

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    Re: Newbie - Test kit question

    I did not look at the link on my phone.

    If you got one if the recommended test kits, it would have included the FAS-DPD chlorine test. Likely you bought the 2005 and not the 2006 ... rebranded by Leslie's. You have to order the FAS-DPD test and kits as most pool stores do not carry them. You can get the FAS-DPD test alone from tftestkits.net

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    Re: Newbie - Test kit question

    Thanks Jason. So the Taylor Taylor K-1515-C would be a good equivalent then?
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    Re: Newbie - Test kit question

    That number sounds familiar. There is only one FAS-DPD test so if that is it then that is what you need .

    I think tftestkits.net provides more reagents than other sites.

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    Re: Newbie - Test kit question

    No problem, I realize that working on a phone is a bit difficult! Anyway, they have 2, the K-1515-C (2oz reagents) and the K-1515-A (.75oz). Not sure how many tests that will give me, but for $50 it should last a whole season I think.
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    Re: Newbie - Test kit question

    I think the C size is less than $30 on tftestkits.net

    The owner of that site it's the same owner as this forum ... and generally have good prices and very fast shipping.

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    Re: Newbie - Test kit question

    This is far cheaper than the "Taylor branded" kit you're looking at. It contains the same re-agents, made from bulk Taylor bottles, just different packaging.
    http://tftestkits.net/FAS-DPD-Chlorine- ... t-p47.html
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    Re: Newbie - Test kit question

    Ordered it, thanks!
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    Re: Newbie - Test kit question

    Quote Originally Posted by houstonTex
    Ordered it, thanks!
    *Sylvester Stalone voice* Sure thing boss!

    You'll love it. The right tools make the job soooo much easier.

    Did you get a speed stir?
    Thanks for reading... - Tony
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    Re: Newbie - Test kit question

    No speed stir yet, but I'm sure I'll cave at some point soon
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    Re: Newbie - Test kit question

    You can believe that once you get one you'll wonder how in the world you ever did without it.
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    Re: Newbie - Test kit question

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    You can believe that once you get one you'll wonder how in the world you ever did without it.
    I second that.

    HoustonTex,
    We'll turn you into a bonafide pool nerd before long.
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