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Thread: Bromine test strip vs. Chlorine test strip

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    Bromine test strip vs. Chlorine test strip

    I have a pack of Hot Spring Bromine test strips that were given to me. I use regular bleach, so can I use these strips? What is the difference?
    250 gallons Viking 100 Hot tub
    Sanitize with Bleach
    PH balance with Muriatic acid
    Test with Taylor K-2005
    City Water

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    Re: Bromine test strip vs. Chlorine test strip

    Welcome to TFP!

    We generally do not trust any strip based tests for anything besides salt and borates. They are just but accurate enough. You would be better to invest in one of the recommend test kits.

    That said, I doubt those strips can be used for testing chlorine unless it states the correction factor on the package ... it is a different chemical.

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    Re: Bromine test strip vs. Chlorine test strip

    They may be expired and completely unreliable. For that size pool, you could get by with a new pH and chlorine OTO tester that will cost less than 10 bucks and last an entire season.
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    Re: Bromine test strip vs. Chlorine test strip

    Good point. Did not see the pool size from my phone.
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