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    Better PH test

    I bought the TF-100 test kit and love it. It is so much more accurate than the traditional strips and those basic kits. But I was disappointed there was no specific test for PH other than the k-1000 test kit. The instructions even say not to record results from the K-1000 because it is just a 'gauge' for the Chlorine and PH measure. But what about the PH? Is there a more accurate test where you count the drops of reagents used as appose to looking through a colored chamber/chart?
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    Re: Better PH test

    That actually is the best PH test available for any kind of reasonable price. The comment you are referring to about the K-1000 really only apply to the chlorine test in the K-1000.
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    Re: Better PH test

    OK thanks. Just wanted to make sure.
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    Re: Better PH test

    Is there another ph test? I myself would prefer a counting drops ph test i feel uneasy reading the comparator test (always have)
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    Re: Better PH test

    There is no counting drops based PH test. There are some $100 PH meters that are fairly good, though they require frequent recalibration with reference reagents.
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    Re: Better PH test

    I agree with several of the posts re: the pH test. I can easily distinguish the colors up to 7.8. But after that it all looks red to me. Although my pH constantly rises I don't believe I've ever had a purple result. So I'm guessing my pH maxes out around 8.0 but I wish there was a better test.
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