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    TF-100 - How long does it last?

    Hi there,

    Long time, no see. I'm opening my pool and I have few questions about the TF-100 kit (my best buy after I bought my pool).

    How long can I use my TF-100 kit? This is going to be my 3rd summer with that kit. I keep it inside the house all the time (summer, winter, etc.). Is it still good or some stuff has to be renew? It seems to work ok, but ....?

    BIC
    Don
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    Re: TF-100 - How long does it last?

    We can let Duraleigh weigh in but if it was stored in a cool dark place I think it would be alright....

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    Re: TF-100 - How long does it last?

    It should be alright. If stored in a dark cool place the reagents can last for years. There is a good article at Taylor that gives some hints on how to recognize reagents that are going bad. If the clear reagents start to turn yellow they are going bad and if the colored reagents start to stain the plastic bottles they are in, they are going bad.
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    Re: TF-100 - How long does it last?

    Ok, thanks for the info guys. I will keep using my TF-100 kit for a third year

    Last year you were not selling the TF-100 kit to Canadian customer. Is it still the case?

    Just in case the status would have changed recently.

    BIC
    Don
    SW Florida
    10,000 gal in ground concrete pool
    Pentair Cartridge filter
    Pentair Intelliflow pump
    Pentair SWG
    using BBB for pool chemistry/Lamotte ColorQ tester for daily testing

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    Re: TF-100 - How long does it last?

    Hi, BIC,

    Didn't see your post 'til now. We are still unable to sell to Canada. I'm sorry, but that's our arrangement with Taylor Technologies.

    I'm glad you've taken care of your kit and are getting good "mileage".
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    Re: TF-100 - How long does it last?

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Hi, BIC,

    Didn't see your post 'til now. We are still unable to sell to Canada. I'm sorry, but that's our arrangement with Taylor Technologies.

    I'm glad you've taken care of your kit and are getting good "mileage".
    Ok, I was just checking if it was still the case (arrangement with Taylor Technologies). That kit is VERY good and VERY usefull. I'm just a bit surprised regarding the huge price difference between Canada and USA (for the exact same product).

    BIC
    Don
    SW Florida
    10,000 gal in ground concrete pool
    Pentair Cartridge filter
    Pentair Intelliflow pump
    Pentair SWG
    using BBB for pool chemistry/Lamotte ColorQ tester for daily testing

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    Re: TF-100 - How long does it last?

    Quote Originally Posted by BIC
    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Hi, BIC,

    Didn't see your post 'til now. We are still unable to sell to Canada. I'm sorry, but that's our arrangement with Taylor Technologies.

    I'm glad you've taken care of your kit and are getting good "mileage".
    Ok, I was just checking if it was still the case (arrangement with Taylor Technologies). That kit is VERY good and VERY usefull. I'm just a bit surprised regarding the huge price difference between Canada and USA (for the exact same product).

    BIC
    Where did you find this kit for Canada BIC? I'm looking for one.
    I have my own kit that tests everything except CH, CYA and BORAT. I need to find something to test these.

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    Re: TF-100 - How long does it last?

    Apollo Pools carries the Taylor K-2006 and the LaMotte borate test strips in Canada.
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    Re: TF-100 - How long does it last?

    THX - I just ordered the
    Insta-TEST Borate Test Strips by LaMotte 12.99 $CAN
    K-1721 Cyanuric Acid (« stabilizer »): 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 mg/L. Mesured by turbidity. 54.45 $CAN

    Hope they get here quick
    Altho it's still only 15 celsius here in Toronto.

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    Re: TF-100 - How long does it last?

    my off-topic quest continues here
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/post102379.html#p102379

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