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Thread: which test kit can I buy in, or get shipped to, UK

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    which test kit can I buy in, or get shipped to, UK

    I notice that the best test kits are Taylor K2006, and TF100.
    I have spent all morning googling these to try and find where I can get them in UK, but to no avail. Only sites in the US come up and none of them ship to UK.

    Does anyone have any information on how to get a decent test kit here?
    Is there an alternative which is available here?

    Any advice is welcome.
    Maggie

    Surrey, England
    Endless Pool 2000 gallons
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    installed Nov 2011

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    Re: which test kit can I buy in, or get shipped to, UK

    Lucky you, Stuart's done the research: pool-test-kits-in-europe-what-i-learned-so-far-t52074.html
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    Re: which test kit can I buy in, or get shipped to, UK

    Thanks for that.
    I've had a look and it's a minefield!
    Emailed some suppliers on Stuart's list, fingers crossed I can get something useful
    Maggie

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    installed Nov 2011

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    Re: which test kit can I buy in, or get shipped to, UK

    I have updated the thread with more information, I did discuss the possibility of bringing in TF100 kits with duraleigh but the £ volume would not of been sufficient to justify some type of franchise agreement between us, so we are still stuck with either cheap kits or expensive ones i'm afraid

    For your set-up I would recommend a lovibond comparator from leisureteq, the checkit only tests 0-4ppm FC/TC using DPD reagents but would be plenty sufficient for you. If you are interested in this device I have one sitting around and could set you up with everything you need to get started, including tablet count for TA/CH and CYA test if needed.

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    Re: which test kit can I buy in, or get shipped to, UK

    Thanks Stuart, but I need to be able to test FC to at least 12, as I have a high CYA in my pool and need a higher level of FC.
    Maggie

    Surrey, England
    Endless Pool 2000 gallons
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    AG
    installed Nov 2011

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    Re: which test kit can I buy in, or get shipped to, UK

    In which case:

    FAS-DPD DROP KITS
    Palintest sells the FAS-DPD drop test kit SP300(£33.40) or SP400(£36.20)(With Oxystop) direct minimum order value with palintest is £50net (VAT & Postage to add)
    http://www.palintest.com/contact-us.aspx

    You would therefore need to buy 2 SP300's as a minimum order.

    Once you have CYA down to a lowly 20-40ppm you won't need an FC residual above normal DPD testing range, especially given you have an indoor endless pool.

    PS anyone who tells you at your work that you don't need FC to be in relation to CYA level is ill-informed - in fact many of your colleagues won't even know what Cyanuric Acid is or does if it's an indoor pool also! Chlorine does work at low levels with high levels of CYA - although very slowly.
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    Re: which test kit can I buy in, or get shipped to, UK

    I have just located a LaMotte 7514 kit for £29.65 (+VAT) & £10 P&P.
    This seems a reasonable price compared to having to buy 2x Palintest kits.

    Does anyone have any experience of this kit?
    I read the details on the LaMotte website and it appears to be the right sort of thing.

    Again, any comments/advice welcome
    Maggie

    Surrey, England
    Endless Pool 2000 gallons
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    installed Nov 2011

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    Re: which test kit can I buy in, or get shipped to, UK

    The 7514 appears to be the FAS-DPD test and is what is recommended. The price you quoted is about the same as it is over here.
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    Re: which test kit can I buy in, or get shipped to, UK

    Marvellous!
    In that case, I'll order one.
    Thanks

    For general info the website is: www.sword-scientific.com
    Maggie

    Surrey, England
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    filter cartridge
    AG
    installed Nov 2011

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