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    Do I need refill on test kit?

    Hi,

    we moved to our house last summer, and I ordered my test kit last July. I still have supplies left. Do I need to purchase a refill kit? I had thought what I had left would still be ok to use this summer after we open the pool.

    If if we should buy the refill, I would like to order ASAP to be able to get the sale price.

    thanks!
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    Re: Do I need refill on test kit?

    It's your call if you have enough reagents to go this coming season or not. How well have you been able to manage your pool? If you've had problems, did you use a lot of one reagent or another with repeated testing?

    The sale price is a good deal for sure. But you can also just order the one or two parts you need individually later if you don't need the rest.

    When I have extra reagent bottles I keep the spare in the beer fridge in the pool shed.

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    Re: Do I need refill on test kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    It's your call if you have enough reagents to go this coming season or not. How well have you been able to manage your pool? If you've had problems, did you use a lot of one reagent or another with repeated testing?

    The sale price is a good deal for sure. But you can also just order the one or two parts you need individually later if you don't need the rest.

    When I have extra reagent bottles I keep the spare in the beer fridge in the pool shed.

    Maddie
    Thank you!
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    Re: Do I need refill on test kit?

    If you're concerned about shelf life, generally two years is OK. Temperature is the main culprit, but if they've been kept indoors, not a worry. If any bottles are discolored or have solid lumps in the bottom, they're definitely done.
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    Re: Do I need refill on test kit?

    Thanks!
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    Pool prob 20-30 years old, liner and pump 2-3 yrs old
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    Re: Do I need refill on test kit?

    It is always nice to have extras and now is the time to stock up as there is a sale till March 31st
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    Re: Do I need refill on test kit?

    That is what I was thinking as well!
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    Pool prob 20-30 years old, liner and pump 2-3 yrs old
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    Re: Do I need refill on test kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn5707 View Post
    That is what I was thinking as well!
    Just make sure you store them in a cool place. I have mine in zip lock bags and dated on the cover of each vial
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