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    Industry moving toward CYA at or below 50 ppm

    Is Richard (chemgeek) still around?
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    Does TFTestkits ship to Canada?

    Yes, you should be fine. They're "Consumer Products". WHMIS (hazmat labeling) and MSDS requirements do not apply to Consumer Products. "Controlled products that are packaged as consumer products and in quantities used by the general public are exempt from WHMIS supplier label and MSDS...
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    Availibility of Taylor reagents in Canada

    Hi Deena, I've retired from Apollo Pools back in late September. I have a full time job in another industry and Apollo was more of a "part time" business, and it was taking more and more time away from family. I think service was suffering a bit because of this lack of time, I was only able...
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    Taylor 2006 Kit does not come with a Dipper?

    May have jumped off the container while in transit. Look for it in the other compartments, may even be hiding inside the book.
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    New borate drop test at piscines-apollo vs. test strip

    Nope - just can't ship to the USA, due to high cost of liability insurance.
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    where to buy 5/6 way test kit in canada?

    Sorry that's incorrect - Lowry & Associates in Newmarket, Ontario is the exclusive distributor for Canada, not piscines-apollo.com. So it's a Taylor agreement between themselves and Lowry. Has nothing to do with provincial or federal governments, these kits are considered "consumer products"...
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    Chlorinator Residue

    Got it, it's from the book "Pool Chlorination Facts" by Lowry, seems that manufacturers mixed stearates in with the trichlor to make their tabletting equipment run faster. Stearates are a wax-like substance that are not soluble in water. Some manufacturers may still use them but most have...
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    Chlorinator Residue

    It's looks like the binding agent they use when manufacturing (compressing) trichlor pucks. Stearic acid if I recall, so the stuff doesn't stick to the moulds while they're compressed into pucks. Let me find the reference in my books somewhere, I'll write back. If I recall they recommended...
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    R-0600 reagent

    What size are you looking for? 22 mL or 60 mL?
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    Test kits in Canada...and a water question about balancing..

    Re: Test kits in Canada I thought it may have had something to do with WHMIS labeling also.
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    Test kits in Canada...and a water question about balancing..

    Re: Test kits in Canada No that's incorrect. Piscines Apollo does not have the sole distributor rights for Taylor in Canada, Lowry and Associates are the master distributors for Canada. Ask the TFP guys why they are prevented from selling to Canada. I don't think it has to do entirely with...
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    Comparing Chlorine Costs

    For any Canadians reading this, Costco has "HTH Max 70" cal-hypo, 70% concentration, a 22,7 kg bucket for 69,99CDN$, it's a great deal, works out to 0,0440$ per ppm (for 10 000 liters)
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    Chemical Expiry Question - Salt Test

    The silver nitrate you're adding dropwise is reacting with the sodium chloride (salt) and produces an insoluble precipitate of silver chloride. What you're seeing is normal.
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    Obtaining Borate drop test reagents

    Liability insurance. We're working on it.
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    CYA test for lower values...

    You can mix 3.5 mL water sample with 3.5 mL of CYA Standard Solution then proceed with the test (ie add your 7 mL R-0013). If you read 30 ppm on the view tube then there's actually 10 ppm in the pool water. What you're basically doing with this method is diluting a known standard.
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    Obtaining Borate drop test reagents

    Yes I have removed the restrictions from the site - thanks for clearing that up Richard.
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    Calcium Chloride Concentrations

    Re: Calcium Chloride Vs. Calcium Hardness Increaser I don't think that's a fair editing job at all. User oldcarkook's answer was very informative, having spent years in that industry he had the authoritive answer. His response, and the exchanges that followed, in no way went against any forum...
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    New borate drop test at piscines-apollo vs. test strip

    Arrrgh! I know! Sorry about that, although the files were successfully moved to the new server, I'm now seeing problems with the SQL databases. I've tried contacting the web hosting company many times in the past day or so. No reply. It's been a total nightmare. I won't bore you with the...
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    Taylor 4088

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    Taylor 4088

    Grab the high resolution product picture of the (old) K-0203, the CounterLab, off of Taylor's site, you'll get the full instructions - they're displayed prominently on the faceplate of the CounterLab.
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    Taylor 4088

    You bring the slider up to the point where the black dot just disappears. You read the CYA value at the water level.
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    K-1716 Taylor Iron Test questions

    Ask Taylor, they have the authoritative answer on leaving the pipets in the reagents. I did ask them that exact question, and about storing the reagents horizontally, a few years ago. They said in a nutshell that some reagents can deteriorate the rubber in the bulb. So that's what I do, I...
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    K-1716 Taylor Iron Test, how many tests can it do?

    Oh that's right! Sorry! My error!
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    K-1716 Taylor Iron Test, how many tests can it do?

    The kit comes with 22 mL reagents, you're good for 22 tests.
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    Speed Stir

    Try a new stirbar.
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    What (if any) options to get with the test kit

    The SampleSizer saves a lot of time when measuring the volume of the water sample. You just fill a 9198 test cell with water then insert the SampleSizer in the cell. It'll displace the exact amount of water to leave either 10 or 25 mL in the cell (depending on which end of the tool was...
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    Is The Taylor K-1766 Salt Water Test Kit Decent?

    It's easy to over-titrate, or go past the proper endpoint (it's salmon/orange colored), not brown (mix one drop of each reagent to see). I'm now using a 25 mL water sample (instead of the 10 mL per the instructions), each drop is 80 ppm, way easier to perform the test without overtitrating.
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    New borate drop test at piscines-apollo vs. test strip

    That's because the Canada Post gateway is still hitting the firewall. Tech support says it'll be fixed "soon". It has not been a good week for the shopping cart software...
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    New borate drop test at piscines-apollo vs. test strip

    There. Fixed it. Sort of. Thre may be a delay when you click the View Basket button, the Canada Post gateway is being rejected by the new firewall, but again, it'll be fixed soon, according to Tech Support. Happy 4th of July to you, up here July 1st is Canada Day, everything's closed, the...
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    DPD Chlorine Test Is Cloudy

    Most probably the phosphate buffer used in the DPD powder combined with high CH.