Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Does anyone else find the CYA test scale hard to see on these Taylor kits?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Calgary/Alberta
    Posts
    48

    Does anyone else find the CYA test scale hard to see on these Taylor kits?

    I did a CYA test for the first time today using my Taylor K-2005C test kit. The embossed scale for the test is on the outside of the small comparator tube and on my comparator it's in a location that's EXTREMELY hard to see. My 50+ year old eyes have lost a step or two but I'm not blind by any means and I didn't even know the scale was where it is until I read the test directions which told me the scale was where it was. Even with my 2.5x reading glasses on and working to get the angle of the light just perfect I couldn't even get close to reading the numbers on the scale. I finally had to take a photo of the scale with my phone camera and then zoom in a bunch before I could read the numbers on the scale. I then used something sharp to put scratches next to the 30 and 40 ppm marks so I'll be able to tell when my CYA is within my target range.

    Has anyone else had problems trying to read that CYA scale on the Taylor comparator? I don't think they could've put it in a more hard-to-see location if they had tried to. The rest of the kit is great; they just dropped the ball on that part of the design.
    I can take ANYTHING apart

    1995 Hot Springs Grandee
    500 US gallons (1,890 L) 104 F (40 C)
    Fibreglass construction

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Roscoe, IL
    Posts
    219

    Re: Does anyone else find the CYA test scale hard to see on these Taylor kits?

    Embossed? Mine isn't embossed. It's printed in white lettering on the backside of the black card that surrounds the tests. Your CYA markings are all embossed into the clear plastic?
    IMG_20181205_000447511.jpg
    Hot tub: Indoor Intex 28409E "Six Person" inflatable. 290 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit with Taylor 9265 Speedstir and TFT CYA test. Using dichlor/bleach/borax/muriatic acid.

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Calgary/Alberta
    Posts
    48

    Re: Does anyone else find the CYA test scale hard to see on these Taylor kits?

    Mine's different than that. Here's what mine looks like. Small clear embossed numbers stuffed on the inside corner of the comparator tube where you can't look at them directly. The absolute worse design imaginable. Epic FAIL on the part of Taylor's designers.

    CYA Comparator (Small).jpg
    I can take ANYTHING apart

    1995 Hot Springs Grandee
    500 US gallons (1,890 L) 104 F (40 C)
    Fibreglass construction

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Calgary/Alberta
    Posts
    48

    Re: Does anyone else find the CYA test scale hard to see on these Taylor kits?

    The good news is that I complained to Taylor about it through their feedback form and received excellent customer service. I sent the feedback in yesterday afternoon after they were closed and first thing this morning I had an e-mail from them offering to send me a 9193 test tube which is way easier to read and the scale goes all the way down to 20 instead of 30 so will be better for monitoring a CYA level kept at around 30 - 35. I really respect companies that give great customer service.
    I can take ANYTHING apart

    1995 Hot Springs Grandee
    500 US gallons (1,890 L) 104 F (40 C)
    Fibreglass construction

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Mod Squad kimkats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Tallahassee, FL
    Posts
    34,995

    Re: Does anyone else find the CYA test scale hard to see on these Taylor kits?

    awesome follow up!
    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •