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    Storing the test kit

    My TF-100 kit arrived today. I noticed that it said to store the "everyday" test box "near" the pool but not outside. Do they not want it out in the rain, etc. Or do they not want it to get hot? I have a three season (screened in porch) where I store most of my pool stuff. Is that okay? Or should I store the test kit inside my house?
    18'x36' In ground pool - roughly 25,000 gallons; Sand filter; Vinyl liner;

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    Re: Storing the test kit

    Ideally it is kept in a cool dark place. Certainly want it out of the sun and do not want it to get too hot or to freeze.
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    Re: Storing the test kit

    You will get the longest life out of your kit by keeping it indoors. The everyday test (it's the K-1000 in the blue plastic box) is often inconvenient to keep inside so we suggest keeping it near the pool but certainly out of the sun and cooler is better than hotter.

    Your porch sounds ideal for the K-1000 but keep the big kit indoors.
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    Re: Storing the test kit

    Awesome, thank you for the prompt and clear answer. I'll keep it indoors. It's actually easier to fetch a bottle of water from the pool as if I was going to the pool store for testing, and then just doing the testing in my kitchen.
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    Re: Storing the test kit

    Generally testing indoors is the ideal location
    except of course for the CYA test.
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    Re: Storing the test kit

    and then just doing the testing in my kitchen
    That's perfect. It's also very near the fridge where the cold ones are readily available should the need arise.
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    Re: Storing the test kit

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    Generally testing indoors is the ideal location
    except of course for the CYA test.
    Why isn't indoors good for testing CYA?
    18'x36' In ground pool - roughly 25,000 gallons; Sand filter; Vinyl liner;

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    Re: Storing the test kit

    Because you need the proper lighting. You can prepare the solution inside, but to perform the test you should be outside with your back to the sun holding the tube at waist level.
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