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    Test Kit Question?

    OK, my K-2006 Kit is almost 2 years old, stored mainly inside, except during last summer's short for me pool season (2 months - Aug/Sept). I am in Canada so I am a bit limited to what I can get. I noticed on Amazon.ca that I the Taylor K-2006 is available for $118 and shipping. Do I get a new kit or simply replace certain reagents. If this is the case, which reagents need replacing?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Test Kit Question?

    I have some reagents that are 2+ years old and am still getting reliable results out of them. Like you, I store them inside - away from sunlight and any source of heat. Since yours was stored inside for a majority of the time, odds are good that they are still fine -especially if they show no signs of discoloration. Assuming that is the case and assuming you are getting relatively consistent results based on how you are managing the pool, I would continue using them. If would be much more concerned if you suddenly began noticing sharply different test results that are outside the norm for your pool for no other apparent reason.
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    Re: Test Kit Question?

    It's cheaper to replace regents. Have you seen this link: Pool School - Test Kits Compared

    Not sure if TFTestkits.net ships to Canada.
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    Re: Test Kit Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobodaclown View Post
    Not sure if TFTestkits.net ships to Canada.
    Sadly they dont. One canadian company has a monopoly on taylor products, so u.s. companies cant ship to canada. The ones on amazon.ca ship from u.k.

    I would use what you have for now
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    Re: Test Kit Question?

    This member found a place in Ontario to special order a test kit up there in Canada. I have not reviewed the thread to see if the company name is listed:
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