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    Independent Test Kit Testing

    Is anyone aware of independent test lab results for pool test kits? I am a commercial operator in charge of 18 pools, and although I stick with a Taylor K-2006 at all sites, the local health authority has started switching from K-2005/2006 to LaMotte ColorQ. I tried the ColorQ and found it to be a piece of garbage accuracy-wise, but it got us to talking about comparing test kits and whether anyone had done this.

    What we are looking for is a professional measure of each test kit (e.g. K-2005, K-2006, other Taylor kits, ColorQ, Rainbow Lifegard, etc etc) against a true lab result obtained with lab-quality test equipment.
    * Responsible for the operation of 21 semi-private pools and spas at 11 locations, varying from 1,900L to 20,000L spas and from 13,000L to 200,000L pools.

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    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Independent Test Kit Testing

    There's a mention of a 2005 study in this article recently posted by smallpooldad ... &zoneid=20

    You might be able to hunt that down
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