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    Chlorine test Taylor k-2006

    Help. I have been using my Taylor k-2006 kit for a couple months. The last couple times I tested, my chlorine test looked "bleached out." Here is what I did with this kit: I used a 10 ml sample. Step 1- add r-0870 powder...2 dippers. It says if the pink color disappears add r-0870. My original sample never turned pink at all, thus it could not "disappear." Do I still continue on adding drops of r-0870? I don't want to waste my drops. I assumed this meant I had no chlorine, but could it possibly be over 10 ppm thus causing it to bleach out? Help please!
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    Re: Chlorine test Taylor k-2006

    If your sample never turned pink you chlorine is zero. It won't bleach out unless you have some serious high FC levels. 😎
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    Re: Chlorine test Taylor k-2006

    Quote Originally Posted by Trudy.Riehl View Post
    I assumed this meant I had no chlorine, but could it possibly be over 10 ppm thus causing it to bleach out? Help please!
    As Jeff said, you assumed corectly no chlorine. Remember, this test goes up to a FC level of 50, not 10.
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    Re: Chlorine test Taylor k-2006

    I agree ... your FC is 0. It would need to be like >>50ppm for the color to bleach out 2 scoops of powder I think. 10ppm of FC is now high at all.
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    Re: Chlorine test Taylor k-2006

    Use the OTO test kit and if it is clear no chlorine.
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    Re: Chlorine test Taylor k-2006

    Quote Originally Posted by wjr75 View Post
    Use the OTO test kit and if it is clear no chlorine.
    Does not come with the K-2006
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    Re: Chlorine test Taylor k-2006

    Quote Originally Posted by Trudy.Riehl View Post
    Help. I have been using my Taylor k-2006 kit for a couple months. The last couple times I tested, my chlorine test looked "bleached out." Here is what I did with this kit: I used a 10 ml sample. Step 1- add r-0870 powder...2 dippers. It says if the pink color disappears add r-0870. My original sample never turned pink at all, thus it could not "disappear." Do I still continue on adding drops of r-0870? I don't want to waste my drops. I assumed this meant I had no chlorine, but could it possibly be over 10 ppm thus causing it to bleach out? Help please!
    Just wanted to be sure there's no misunderstanding -- the r-0870 is the powder (not drops), and the K-2006 instructions suggest adding more powder, beyond the initial 2 scoops, if the pink color fades out.

    As others said, if you never even saw a flash of pink as the powder hit the pool water sample, it's highly likely that your chlorine level is 0, so there's no point in putting in more scoops of the powder. For reference, I had chlorine levels around 20ppm recently, and a single heaped scoop of the powder produced a vivid pink color.

    An OTO test kit (readily available, for not much money, at local hardware stores, pool stores, big box stores, etc.) is a useful thing to have on hand -- makes for a good sanity check on chlorine levels.
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    Re: Chlorine test Taylor k-2006

    Quote Originally Posted by singingpond View Post
    An OTO test kit (readily available, for not much money, at local hardware stores, pool stores, big box stores, etc.) is a useful thing to have on hand -- makes for a good sanity check on chlorine levels.
    Agree!! Now at the end of season look for WalMart to be discounting the already low price to dump them.
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    Re: Chlorine test Taylor k-2006

    Thanks everyone!
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