My CYA level leads me to having a target Chlorine level over 5...which exceeds the top measurement on the K-1000 included in my TF-100 test kit.
I was looking around on a pool store's web site and came across the Taylor 9056 test block that seems to go to 10ppm chlorine.
Is there any reason this isn't a favored test around here? The drop test is a bit much to use every day, this seems like it would be a real simple daily test solution for those of us with higher CYA levels...
A Chlorine and Bromine Heart Transplant for 2000 Series Test Kits
Pool and spa chemical levels can no longer hide behind the need for dilution with Taylor Technologies’ new comparator block
Pool and spa professionals have expressed their high-level chlorine and bromine testing woes and Taylor Technologies has answered with a new, more comprehensive comparator block. Available now, the newly revised 2000 Series™ comparator block, dubbed by Taylor's chemists as the "heart of any test kit," ensures that within the world of pool and spa water balance, the beat will go on.
"We're finding that people are choosing to maintain higher chlorine and bromine levels," says Alex Wooden, Vice President of Strategic Development at Taylor Technologies, Inc. "Pool and spa owners, operators, and service professionals often need to dilute samples to get accurate readings, and whenever extra steps are involved, human error plays a role. Our newest comparator block addresses this problem."
The comparator block's .5 and 1.5 ppm chlorine standards have been replaced with the new color standards 1, 2, 3, 5, 7.5, and 10 ppm. Likewise, bromine readings 1, 3, and 5 ppm have been eliminated, making room for the 2, 4, 6, 10, 15, and 20 ppm standards. Testing up to 10 ppm chlorine and 20 ppm bromine can now be accomplished simply, without dilution and recalculation.
Taylor Technologies' current comparator block is designed for collecting water samples, mixing reagents, and matching colors to measure free and total chlorine, bromine, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, and cyanuric acid. Features include a flange for enhanced visibility of the cyanuric acid test scale, a large tube that accommodates the optional SampleSizer™, raised water volume fill marks, a frosted backing for uniform color perception, and a dilution guide to assist in reading high chemical concentrations above 10 ppm Cl or 20 ppm Br. The new 2014 comparator block design retains those features, while making the reading of high concentrations simpler and practically eliminating the need for the dilution guide.
The new #9056 comparator replaces the comparator block in the following 2000 Series™ kits:
K-2000, K-2000S, K-2005, K-2005S, K-2005C,
K-2005CS, K-2007, and K-2015.