Where to get decent test kits?


Well-known member
Mar 27, 2007
Morris, IL
What is it with Canada? Why can you not ship the test kits there? Is it that they won't allow chemicals in the mail or something? Just curious is all, I have seen alot of things now where nothing can be shipped to Canada, and not one explanation. That sucks, and I find it insane that something cannot be done about it.
I say that everyone in Canada just get together and pay for gas, and just have Dave drive them up to you.


TFP Guide
In The Industry
May 14, 2007
New Brunswick Canada
I think Dave can answer that best, but I am thinking certain liquids are restricted coming across the border. I also believe Taylor is protecting their base and not allowing certain customers to start selling kits. I know, Dave an I were going to set up a Canadian TFP Test Kit site, but for the life of me I couldnt get anywhere with Taylor. The other problems with ordering from South of the Border for us, is the DUTY we can get hit with, sometimes it can be 100% of the price of something you are ordering, if tis made in the states..NO DUTY..if any part of it is IMPORTED into the states before final manufacturing...MAJOR DUTY.
I think with Shipping and all I paid 70 for my kit from Dave before this cross border stuff started. We are so backwards up here sometimes its scary.



TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
May 7, 2007
Silver Spring, MD
Taylor has an exclusive arraignment with Lowry & Associates in Newmarket, Ontario for all sales in Canada. Anyone who wants a Taylor kit in Canada must go through them or one of their dealers.


LifeTime Supporter
May 25, 2007
Round Rock, TX
For all we know some idiot at Taylor sold exclusive rights to market their product to a single entity for all of Canada. This has happened before with larger companies that Taylor. By the time they figure out exactly what the idiot did it is too late and there is not much they can do about it until the rights expire.

Not saying this happened, but it has before.


TFP Guide
In The Industry
May 14, 2007
New Brunswick Canada
Jason, thats correct, but they in turn sell to Companies and were unwilling to set me up for Distribution throughout Canada. I was dealing with one of their vendors in Nova Scotia. To me, it was stupid, we can sell these kits in Canada for the same amount, but I feel some rather large mark ups are the cause of the higher then normal prices.
I am in the sales game, I know all about exclusive distributorships and the like and Taylor is only opening the door for competition to step up. Also, its a way of protecting their Pool Doors that more then likely carry other items from these other Distributors.


Well-known member
Jan 31, 2008
Rovers1973, I found a Taylor K2005 (God only knows how old it is) at a pool dealers here selling for RM400(US$122).

Find out who lives next door to Dave to have them ship for you without putting Dave in trouble. He/she gets some comission plus special discount from Dave (or as TPF Supporter). I say, it's a win, win, win. :twisted:


Well-known member
Mar 29, 2007
Southwestern Ontario

I think the model kit from Taylor you should be looking for is a K-2006 and not the 2005. I have the 2006-c.

There are some older threads from last season that I made a few posts on where they will ship to canada for a fair price. Not as cheap as the TF kit, but, still not bending you over a barrel too badly. :) Would be nice if the TF Kit was available up here.

Rovers I sent you a pm.