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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    Those are nice vids. Thanks for putting the link up.
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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    If anyone found the "daylight simulator" as cool as I did, the one they used was:
    GEPE - Pro 4X5 Slim Light Box

    It is about $50 and sold at photography supply places online.

    I must now have one.
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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    Where were those videos a month ago when I needed them?

    That link could definitely go right into Pool School.

    I did think it was funny how much DPD powder he used, though. Heaping dippers full.

    I also saw that they have a video for their Speedstir magnetic stirrer. Very tempted to get one, but $40 with shipping is a little steep.
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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by svenpup
    I also saw that they have a video for their Speedstir magnetic stirrer. Very tempted to get one, but $40 with shipping is a little steep.
    Actually, that's a very good price! I have the Apollo magnetic stirrer which IIRC is sold by a member of this forum. It was about that same price, and is worth every penny!

    EDIT: OK, I'm an idiot...I didn't see that it was Paul( seller of the Apollo unit ) who started this thread! Love your magnetic stirrer, Paul!
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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    The Apollo Magnetic Stirrer makes testing a breeze. I love my stirrer
    Everyone who owns a pool needs to invest in one....
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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    Ok...Ok...you talked me into it. I ordered the stirrer. Sheesh!
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    You will be happy when you get it. Did you get the Apollo? I like this one because it is small and portable, runs on batteries
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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by Brentr
    [Snip] Did you get the Apollo? [Snip]
    Nope...he doesn't sell his own anymore. They have the Taylor one on the Apollo web site, but it is ~$30 more than on the Taylor web site.
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    What ever type you get you will be very surprised how quickly and easy your testing will be. You will be like the Pros
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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    For whatever reason, I can't get the videos to work either in Firefox 3.6.2 nor Safari 4.0.5, both using Adobe Flash player 10.0.45.2. This is all on Mac OS 10.5.8. The Taylor website comes up with the video box, but clicking on the play button either in the center of the black video screen or in the lower-left of the player does nothing.

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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by chem geek
    For whatever reason, I can't get the videos to work
    I had that problem at first as well. What you need to do is click on a category on the left (presumably pool/spa) and then click on one of the links that appears below the video box. Once you do that, the video you clicked on can be played by pressing the play button.
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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    This stirrer is a great idea, I'm going to order mine. The CH test is not a lot of fun, especially stirring for 20 sec between drops and by CH is 400.

    Found the device for about $26 at http://www.lincolnaquatics.com/shop/cat ... tID=25-002
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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Quote Originally Posted by chem geek
    For whatever reason, I can't get the videos to work
    I had that problem at first as well. What you need to do is click on a category on the left (presumably pool/spa) and then click on one of the links that appears below the video box. Once you do that, the video you clicked on can be played by pressing the play button.
    Doh! Thanks, that worked. It would have helped if I followed their instructions and clicked on one of the categories on the left.
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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by falken
    If anyone found the "daylight simulator" as cool as I did, the one they used was:
    GEPE - Pro 4X5 Slim Light Box

    It is about $50 and sold at photography supply places online.

    I must now have one.

    As must I! Is that battery powered or plugged in? I don't have electricity up at the pool lab but gosh, I'd run a line to it if I absolutely have to. What a very cool gadget!
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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    Both battery powered (9v) and wall-wart.

    I made myself a bigger, external, battery pack (rechargeable NiMH) for when I'm on the road.

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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by svenpup
    Nope...he doesn't sell his own anymore.
    I have a daughter who just turned 2, the stirrers were taking up way too much time away from family. I'm so looking forward to her jumping off from the deck into the pool and in my arms!

    Have a great summer everyone! (It'll be 23°C tomorrow! woohoo!)

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    Re: Cool new videos on water testing by Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by CaOCl2
    Quote Originally Posted by svenpup
    Nope...he doesn't sell his own anymore.
    I have a daughter who just turned 2, the stirrers were taking up way too much time away from family. I'm so looking forward to her jumping off from the deck into the pool and in my arms!

    Have a great summer everyone! (It'll be 23°C tomorrow! woohoo!)
    FYI I love your magnetic stirrer
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