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Thread: Recommendation for non-Taylor quick testing kit

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    Recommendation for non-Taylor quick testing kit

    I have a K-2106 which is of course fantastic but I'd like to have something for quick testing and so I'm not bombing thru my pH and Bromine reagents.

    Is a < $10 OTO test reliable or should I just look pickup some test strips at the local spa shop?

    Again, just to be clear, not looking to replace the Taylor for weekly/monthly testing... just something to tell me bromine ppm and pH before soaking.

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    Re: Recommendation for non-Taylor quick testing kit

    You can use an OTO test to get an approximate bromine level. The zero/non-zero measurement on the OTO test is quite good, but reading out a specific bromine level is somewhat hit or miss. Still, that is often good enough for doing daily testing, as long as you adjust the exact level weekly with a more precise test. Test strips are rather error prone, and I would avoid them completely.

    The Taylor PH test is best available PH test, and the reagent can be replaced inexpensively, so I would stick with the PH test you have.
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    Re: Recommendation for non-Taylor quick testing kit

    +1 what Jason said. The Taylor K-1000 is a bit pricier (about 11) than some other OTO/pH comparators but it has proven to be a good quality, durable quick testing device.
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    Re: Recommendation for non-Taylor quick testing kit

    Thanks guys! Unfortunately being a Canadian, Apollo Pools is the only place within the country to get Taylor Products (and we pay a lot more for them, a K-2106 full kit is $120!). I will look into the K-1001 kit.

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