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    Dump used reagents in pool?

    I know the instructions say not to do it, but do any of you clean testing vials etc in the pool after testing? What type of harm would this lead to?
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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    At least one of the reagents is a known carcinogen. In practice the amounts are so small that I can't imagine it making any difference, but who wants to add carcinogens for no reason?
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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    I always test in the house at the kitchen sink and dump there. Much easier than poolside.

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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    I always test in the house at the kitchen sink and dump there. Much easier than poolside.
    Me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Me too.
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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    I test poolside. I have a dedicated sample container the holds more than enough for a full battery of tests plus enough to rinse all the test equipment. No, I don't rinse in the pool.
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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    I use an old CYA reagent bottle from TF Testkits to get a water sample. This makes it's very easy to dispense the proper amounts. It also holds enough for all the tests with plenty extra to rinse everything.
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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    I dump used reagents down the drain with the faucet running. If you have a utility sink at your disposal, that's even better than using the kitchen sink.
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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by JesseWV View Post
    I use an old CYA reagent bottle from TF Testkits to get a water sample. This makes it's very easy to dispense the proper amounts. It also holds enough for all the tests with plenty extra to rinse everything.
    This is an awesome idea!
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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by JesseWV View Post
    I use an old CYA reagent bottle from TF Testkits to get a water sample. This makes it's very easy to dispense the proper amounts. It also holds enough for all the tests with plenty extra to rinse everything.
    I was at Leslie's once getting some stabilizer and the clerk gave me one of their pool water sample bottles. I said thanks and that's what I use for my water sample for testing. It is a nice bottle.
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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk View Post
    I was at Leslie's once getting some stabilizer and the clerk gave me one of their pool water sample bottles. I said thanks and that's what I use for my water sample for testing. It is a nice bottle.
    I got two that the previous owners had. I can't imagine testing without it.

    For anyone who wants one, they have several sizes on amazon and I'm sure all over the place, elsewhere.

    http://www.amazon.com/16oz-Plastic-B...2Q5DJGERBZP642

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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    Something like these are even nicer:
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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    Oooh and I thought my bottles were nice. Those with the spouts would be awesome!
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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Me too.
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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    In the spirit of one-up-manship, looks like I need to upgrade to this for taking samples.
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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    Gold is a good choice. It won't contaminate your sample.
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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    Does that gold one come with a genie that interprets results? Sounds very "pool store" like to me!
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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    DANG... And here I use a cheap water bottle!

    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Dump used reagents in pool?

    And here I have been holding water cupped in my hand the whole time.
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