chemical refills and compatibilty

MiguelACA

Silver Supporter
May 12, 2020
139
Houston
I have a Leslie's/taylor kit I picked up from leslies. I am running really low on chemicals and don't think id get them until much later next week if I order from TF. My local leslie's has the chemicals I need, but some are in larger bottles .75oz vs 2oz. The 2oz bottles are a much better deal. If I pick up the 2oz bottles, can I use them with my test kit or should I pour the contents into the old .75oz bottle? I am not sure if the dropper orifice is larger or smaller in the larger 2oz bottles. Eventually I will just get a tf test kit and be better about keeping up with chemicals and just order refills straight from them to keep it all the same.

if it makes a difference, the chemicals (all in .75oz bottles currently) I am low on are:

Taylor R-0001 DPD Reagent #1 (Leslies has it in 2oz)
Taylor R-0002 DPD Reagent #2 (Leslies has it in 2oz)
Taylor R-0009 Sulfuric Acid .12N (Leslies has it in 2oz)
Taylor R-0014 pH Indicator Solution, Phenol Red (Leslies has it in .75oz only)

Thank you
 

MiguelACA

Silver Supporter
May 12, 2020
139
Houston
The bigger question is why are you getting R-0001 and R-0002. You should be testing chlorine with 870 and 871
my test kit uses 5 drops of r0001 and 5 drops of r0002 to test FC, it is a taylor k2005 kit.

now that my cya is under control, I use the color match to test my daily chlorine and pH levels. it only goes up to 5, but my fc is low enough (2-3) when I test. I just add whats needed to bring it up to 6 and call it good.

I do have the fas dpd test for higher chlorine levels.
 

MiguelACA

Silver Supporter
May 12, 2020
139
Houston
Thats not really a best practice, the FAS DPD test is the gold standard for measuring. Also not sure what your CYA is but letting your FC drop to 2 is probably a recipe for algae.
Pool math says 6 is ideal, 24 hours after bringing up to level, it's at 2-3 ppm. I'd have to be over chlorinating or dosing twice a day. I'm sure once I hit the summer sun again in Texas I'll add more to compensate, but seems ok for now.