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    Is this a professional water test kit?

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    Re: Is this a professional water test kit?

    What do you think? Since you're 'in the industry' you must surely have an opinion. I'm just a homeowner with a backyard pool which I maintain with BBB. I'd be interested to know what a pool maintenance professional thinks of either of these kits.

    Having read Pool School you should be able to discuss the pros and cons of each.
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    Re: Is this a professional water test kit?

    IslandPool,

    As you know from reading Test Kits Compared in the Pool School, the second link to the FAS-DPD kit is preferred. FAS-DPD is not the same as DPD. Taylor shows a demo of the FAS-DPD kit here and describes its advantages over traditional OTO and DPD chlorine tests.

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    Re: Is this a professional water test kit?

    Looks like the Leslie's version of a Taylor K-2005 but with bigger bottle of reagents and, as Richard said, no FAS-DPD. To be a truly "service complete" kit, you need the FAS-DPD test and not just the plain vanilla DPD. Kinda handicapped without the FAS component.

    Better to get a TF-100 if you can and call it good.

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    Re: Is this a professional water test kit?

    Thanks guys FAS-DPD Service Test Kit it is.
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    Re: Is this a professional water test kit?

    12,000 gallon, tile finish, in-ground pool with spill over spa.
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    Re: Is this a professional water test kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by ge2655
    Thanks Gary.

    going to get a FAS-DPD Service Test Kit from Leslies next week.
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