My FC seemed high using the Taylor's drop test so I took a sample to a couple of pool stores to see what their test would show. My testing indicated 7ppm and both pool stores showed 5 ppm. I recently bought replacement reagents for the R-0870 and the R-0871 which were a couple of months over a year old. I have been using the new R-0870 as I had run out of the old. However, I was still using the old R-0871 as there was still some left and everything had been stored in the original case out of the heat and sun. I thought just for the heck of it I would use some of the same water I had used for my test and the pool store test and use the new R-0871. The result was 5ppm instead of 7ppm. This appears to indicate the old reagent was bad. I wonder how long has it been bad and how should I have known?