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    Staining of hands while testing and adding chemicals.

    Quick question regarding some staining on my hand while testing and adding chemicals. Seems like every time i run a full set of tests using my TF-100 test kit (inc. Salt drop test) and then add the required chemicals, i get staining on my hands. Not sure what combination of testing or adding of bleach / muriatic acid that is causing the staining. I guess I should just wear gloves, but I was curious if I am the only one with purple hands and a sparkling pool.
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    Re: Staining of hands while testing and adding chemicals.

    That is almost certainly from the salt test. None of the others are know to cause staining like that.
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    Re: Staining of hands while testing and adding chemicals.

    Not sure what the reagent in the salt test is, but that looks like silver chloride staining.

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    Re: Staining of hands while testing and adding chemicals.

    I think you guys are right. Seems to always happen right after I test the salt level.
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    Re: Staining of hands while testing and adding chemicals.

    The reagent in question is Silver nitrate, used in the test to measure sodium chloride.
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