Taylor Pool Kit

bobbyboshay

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Mar 25, 2018
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San Bernardino California
So I bought a Taylor k-2006 pool kit and I opened all all the viles are expired. I used the CYA kit and came no where near the 100 mark before black dot disappeared. My algae has sucked lately have 4 tabs in floater and 2 in skimmer basket. I tried free chlorine test added forty drops pink was still evident, whats next, could test kit be useable. Thanks for your time
 

Jimrahbe

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It would have to be way out of date to be unusable, but if they are, I see no reason not to send it back. Up to you..

40 drops would be over 20 PPM, which is not that high if you just added shock.. Your CYA being high makes sense if you have been using tabs.

If you keep the kit, the first thing you should do is determine your CYA.. If over 100, you will need to drain some water anyway, so no sense testing anything else..

Here is how to do a diluted CYA test... Extended Test Kit Directions Archives - Trouble Free Pool See step 8..

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

mguzzy

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Jul 8, 2015
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OV, CA
oop, caveat emptor on that one... What are the expiry dates.. The Chem Gurus here will be able to tell you if they are really unusable. It's like the date on the milk carton. I always smell it first then use it anyway.

Also you can get replacement reagents here.
 

bobbyboshay

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Mar 25, 2018
4
San Bernardino California
It would have to be way out of date to be unusable, but if they are, I see no reason not to send it back. Up to you..

40 drops would be over 20 PPM, which is not that high if you just added shock.. Your CYA being high makes sense if you have been using tabs.

If you keep the kit, the first thing you should do is determine your CYA.. If over 100, you will need to drain some water anyway, so no sense testing anything else..

Here is how to do a diluted CYA test... Extended Test Kit Directions Archives - Trouble Free Pool See step 8..

Thanks,

Jim R.
Thanks Jim for the response, I did the diluted test and still did not get to 100 before the dot disappeared. The vial has a expiration date of 5/18.
What is 5/17 and what is 5/18?

The 5/18 stuff is probably still good to use.
What is 5/17 and what is 5/18?

The 5/18 stuff is probably still good to use.
5/17 is R0870 and R0871
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
As long as the R-870 turns red in the sample water it is good to use.

The R-871 will get weaker as it ages. So it will take more drops and thus test FC high. I think that is why your test took so much.

I would get fresh R-870 & 871 reagent.