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    pH Testing

    Hello to all. I use the Taylor K2006, but I still have the cheap OTO tester I had B/4 I got the Taylor. Regarding pH, the tests "appear" to be the same as far as matching color shade. Is it the quality of the Taylor reagents that make the difference? I'm not considering switching back, lol, just curious. Thanks.
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    Re: pH Testing

    The K2006 should have a drop test for FC, where you put powder in the sample, swirl, and then add drops til the pink color disappears. The K2005 does have a pink color-matching FC test, is that what you're using?
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    Re: pH Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun View Post
    The K2006 should have a drop test for FC, where you put powder in the sample, swirl, and then add drops til the pink color disappears. The K2005 does have a pink color-matching FC test, is that what you're using?
    He is asking about the pH, not FC.
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    Re: pH Testing

    Thanks for the responses, and yes, I was referring to pH.
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    Re: pH Testing

    The Taylor pH reagent does have some additives to attempt to negate the affects of chlorine on the test. Other brands may not or may not do it as well.
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    Re: pH Testing

    Thanks Jason, I figured it was something like that.
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    Re: pH Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    The Taylor pH reagent does have some additives to attempt to negate the affects of chlorine on the test. Other brands may not or may not do it as well.
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    Re: pH Testing

    The cheapo PoolMaster 5Way pH test requires adding one drop of their solution #4 (sodium thiosulfate) to eliminate FC prior to adding 5 drops of the pH reagent.

    Taylor pH reagent has the FC sequestrant built into it.

    Both tests yield similar results in my opinion.

    I use my cheapo PoolMaster kit for daily, testing with the OTO drops just there to tell me I have FC present (the OTO color scale is worthless and inaccurate).

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