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Thread: Taylor R-0600 and acid question

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    tcat's Avatar
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    May 2012
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    Taylor R-0600 and acid question

    I normally use the blue chorine/ph test kit for FC during the week for quick check and the TF-100 kit test on weekends. Ran out of R-0600, and pool store says OTO-1 is the same (1 oz bottle, but only $2.). The R-0600 says "<10% Hydrochloric acid"; the OTO-1 says "5.14% Hydrochloric acid". Close enough?

    Also bought a case (4 gallons) of Muratic acid for $17.50, bargain compared to Home Depot where I'd been getting it, same 31% (box is labeled Hydrochloric Acid, bottles are labeled Muratic acid). Just curious if this could be diluted say 5:1 with water, and used as 6% acid for the test kit. I'd probably never bother to do this... just a thought.
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    Re: Taylor R-0600 and acid question

    OTO-1 is used the same way as R-0600, but it isn't made by Taylor. I prefer to get Taylor reagents, but you can use that in a pinch.

    Hydrochloric acid is only one of the ingredients. You would need to find alternative sources of the other ingredients as well.
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