test kit


Well-known member
Oct 27, 2011
Chicago, IL
I recently purchased a test kit before I realized that I will not be able to open my pool this year due to various reasons. I live in Midwest so I wont be able to open up until may next year. My question is whether I should return the kit or keep for the following year. I know these are chemicals which could potentially expire, but I am not 100% certain. Your help is greatly appreciated!


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 19, 2010
Tucson, AZ
If you kept the kit in a cool dark place it should last a year without issue.

Alternatively, put it up for sale in The Coffee Bar and get a new kit next year when you need it. Which kit is it?


TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
May 7, 2007
Silver Spring, MD
If you store it somewhere cool and dark, but not freezing, it can easily last long enough to be good next year. On the other hand, if it is easy to return I would do that instead. It would be even better to have a brand new one next year that will still be good the year after.