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Thread: Where do you buy your Borate/Borax test strips?

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    Where do you buy your Borate/Borax test strips?

    Just wondering where to buy these? Hopefully I won't have to go to a pool store to get them? Walmart, Home depot, Lowes....... anyone like that have them? I am adding Borax to new pool and need to check my levels. Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Where do you buy your Borate/Borax test strips?

    You'll probably have to get them online. Aquacheck is the brand, and you can just Google Aquacheck Borate Test Strips to find suppliers.
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    Re: Where do you buy your Borate/Borax test strips?

    I have seen several here use LaMotte test strips for borates:

    http://www.lamotte.com/pages/pool/3017-g12.html

    I recently purchased them here:

    http://www.lambertshomeservices.com/ins ... orate.html
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    Re: Where do you buy your Borate/Borax test strips?

    if you're in the Dallas/Plano area in texas we have a shop that carries them...1 stop pool store...I think they were 8.99.
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    Re: Where do you buy your Borate/Borax test strips?

    The LaMotte strips seem to be noticeably easier to read. The AquaChek strips are usually much easier to find.
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