which test kit is better?

los

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Jul 30, 2010
15
col. Ohio
which is a better test kit, the taylor 2005 or 2006? i wanted the 2006 but when my wife went to the pool place the only had the 2005, which the guy said work be just as good.
I am currently deal with, first cloudy but slowly getting a greenish hue.
any help would be great. have vistors coming next week and would love a clear pool fo them to enjoy.
 

Richard320

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Jan 6, 2010
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K2006 is better. TF100 has pretty much the same stuff, just bigger quantities, and no acid/base demand. Which you don't really need if you use pool calculator anyway. The CYA tube in the TF100 is a lot bigger, much easier to read.

Just as an aside, if the wife buys the K2005, you can still order the FAS-DPD kit as a seperate test from tftestkits.net.
 

los

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Jul 30, 2010
15
col. Ohio
thanks guys. on the 2005 the highest i can test the CH is 5. do the others go higher? to get the pool up to shock level it is ggoing to have to read much higher, correct?
 

zea3

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Jul 10, 2009
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CH is the abbreviation for Calcium hardness. Did you mean chlorine? The abbreviation for chlorine is FC (free chlorine- the good stuff that sanitizes the pool) or CC (combined chlorine- the chloramine waste product that is left after the FC does its job. We try to keep that at 0.5 ppm or less) TC (total chlorine) refers to FC+CC=TC. Some pool store give you a TC but not the FC or CC.

Back to your question, the FAS-DPD chlorine test uses drops (count how many drops to change sample from pink to clear) thus can count much higher levels of FC needed for shocking or for measuring maintenance levels of FC in high CYA pools.

The TF 100 and the Taylor 2006 both come with that test. You may also purchase the test separately from tf testkits and use it along with the 2005 kit you already have.
 

dmanb2b

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FAS-DPD test will measure up to 50ppm FC and can measure both FC and CC

If you decide to keep the 2005, you can purchase the FAS-DPD test only from tftestkits
 

kplaster

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Jan 24, 2010
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I think you get more bang for the buck with the T-100...It has all the direction's posted to the inside lid so it is very easy to do& don't half to have book out to see what you are doing...Plus, more reagent's.
 

JasonLion

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The DPD chlorine test can be used with dilution to measure higher FC levels, but you lose a great deal of precision. The instructions for doing this should have come with the test kit.