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    k-2006 - acid & base demand usage question

    when would you realistically use the acid demand and base demand that comes in the K-2006?
    have been using the test kit for 2 years and never have had the need, easier to just approximate when adding chems.

    kind of seems like a bit of a rip off but I am nitpicking since the k-2006 has saved me money and led to great water but wondering if I am missing subtle benefits.
    24K gal, plaster, concrete decking, cantelivered coping, 20 years old, raised attached stone spa - 1 1/2 HP purex triton pump, 3 yr old 48 sq ft Pentair DE filter with multiport, Polaris 380 w/pump, 2 yr old Pentair mastertemp 400k heater - live in southeastern PA outside phila.

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    Re: k-2006 - acid & base demand usage question

    wondering if I am missing subtle benefits.
    I don't think so. Most of us just you poolcalculator.com in it's place. A few find the acid and base demand tests easier because they are used to them, but it is a small minority.
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    Re: k-2006 - acid & base demand usage question

    looking to order some replacement reagents - any problem with using the cheapest which is USPS first class mail? since i notice you recommend USPS priority mail.

    also noticed that aother reagent companiy has told me they can't ship chemicals via USPS and have to use UPS or FedEx....will USPS work ok from your company?
    24K gal, plaster, concrete decking, cantelivered coping, 20 years old, raised attached stone spa - 1 1/2 HP purex triton pump, 3 yr old 48 sq ft Pentair DE filter with multiport, Polaris 380 w/pump, 2 yr old Pentair mastertemp 400k heater - live in southeastern PA outside phila.

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    Re: k-2006 - acid & base demand usage question

    You appear to be asking a question for TFTestKits.net. You should ask them that question directly, email TFTestkits@gmail.com, rather than on the forum. They are not allowed to answer customer service questions on the forum.
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    Re: k-2006 - acid & base demand usage question

    The other use for the acid and base demand is sometimes they make the pH test a little easier to read. For example, if you are in between 7.4 and 7.6, you can use one to change the color and be sure that it was in between.
    John
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