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    Testing Methods

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    You keep talking about a good test kit. I have trouble reading the drop type pool kits. So I found a digital meter. Do you know anything about Aqua Chek Trutest Digital Reader?

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    Re: Testing Methods

    Digital readers have their own issues, from what I understand.

    This thread:
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/epool-t11615.html
    is about Epool, but the Trutest is mentioned briefly.

    When you say you have trouble reading the drop kits, can I assume you mean the OTO and PH tests?

    The FAS-DPD test, included in the recommended kits, is a drop-count test, where you are counting drops until there is a color change from pink to clear, so you aren't "comparing" colors on a view tube. Same with TA, you are counting drops till the solution turns from green to red/pink.

    The CYA test is different, slightly more complex, but still more accurate that strips/digital readers.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    I guess mostly the ones from Wal mart or such. If I buy the K-2006 will I be able to better adjust my pool?

    I also have trouble understanding all the codes that everyone uses. So simple minded I am.

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    I knew several people who had digital meters for their fish tanks and they reported that you had to keep adjusting the calibration, constantly. That is, you had to mix a test solution, then use that to recalibrate the device. Lot of work, IMO.
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    Re: Testing Methods

    Quote Originally Posted by idahospudnut
    I guess mostly the ones from Wal mart or such. If I buy the K-2006 will I be able to better adjust my pool?

    I also have trouble understanding all the codes that everyone uses. So simple minded I am.
    Which codes?
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-..._abbreviations

    Unless you're in Canada, the TF-100 is a better deal for the money, since you get more reagents with the kit, and it uses the same Taylor reagents as the K-2006. TF-100 is not available in Canada.
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...kit_comparison

    Will you be able to better adjust your pool? You bet.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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