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    Taylor Test Kit Expiration???

    I posted in my inroduction that I had taken down my old pool in October 07. Prior to that, I was having problems with my above ground pool (AGP, right? Trying to get a hang of the lingo here)
    Anyway, I had purchased a Taylor Complete Test kit......probably somewhere in August or September 07......
    I have now set up another AGP and would like to know if the test kit solutions are still ok?
    There are no expiration dates on te bottles themselves.....just lot numbers. How can I tell by the lot numbers if they are still OK to use?

    Thanks a bunch!! (o:
    ~Mel~
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    Taylor says that the reagents are good for one year. If they are stored in a cool dark place they tend to last far longer. With proper storage, many people have continued to use their kits for two or three years without problems.
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    Perfect - and Thank You very much!! (o:
    ~Mel~
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    Upgraded to 2000 gph Intex filter
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    FWIW:

    I ran into a problem with a Taylor reagent R-0002 that was not quite
    a year old. When measuring chlorine it would not indicate over 1.5 ppm
    no matter how high the chlorine level.

    I would suggest using the small bottles of reagent and replacing them
    at least once a year.

    Cliff s

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliff_s
    FWIW:

    I ran into a problem with a Taylor reagent R-0002 that was not quite
    a year old. When measuring chlorine it would not indicate over 1.5 ppm
    no matter how high the chlorine level.

    I would suggest using the small bottles of reagent and replacing them
    at least once a year.

    Cliff s
    R-0002 is probably the least stable of the reagents, the biggest size available is 60 mL (up here anyways) . A good way to see if it's still good is to put a drop or two in the palm of your hand, the drops should be clear - any color, like pink or wine red - indicates a compromised reagent.

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    Re: Taylor Test Kit Expiration???

    I bought the kit from leslie's pool store. I have no idea how old they are. Would the lot # be of any use determining age of reagents?

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    Re: Taylor Test Kit Expiration???

    Would the lot # be of any use determining age of reagents?
    Yes. If you call Taylor Technologies with that lot number, they will tell you if it is out of date or not.
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    Re: Taylor Test Kit Expiration???

    I know this is an old post but thanks anyway !
    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Yes. If you call Taylor Technologies with that lot number, they will tell you if it is out of date or not.
    Vinyl liner in ground. Total calculated 26,661 Gal. with a sand filter running 24/7 (Hayward pro series model S220T) and a 1 HP. pump motor. I am using a Taylor K 2006 test kit. And..I don't get "Pool Stored" either !

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