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Chops1857

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Test kit question (shying away from Taylor)
« on: June 10, 2019, 09:52:26 pm »
Hey,

Iíve tried using the search feature, but havenít gotten a solid answer. I am leery of using the Taylor system as it seems a bit complex and when I am at the lake house I usually have my little kids with me and Iím only there for limited amounts of time. Inverting test tubes and adding additional reagents?! Ainít nobody got time foí that!

Seriously though, I need something pretty quick that I can do with my kid climbing on my back so she can participate and ďhelp.Ē Is the Aquachek system pretty solid? Whatís considered the most reliable strip kit? I get it, it wonít be the best. So long as it is decent and I can use the tub withoutlooking like one of the Nazis at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Iím happy (not to suggest there is ever a time where I would be happy to look like a Nazi!)

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Test kit question (shying away from Taylor)
« on: June 10, 2019, 09:52:26 pm »


wmccall

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Re: Test kit question (shying away from Taylor)
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 07:48:16 am »
Hey,

Iíve tried using the search feature, but havenít gotten a solid answer. I am leery of using the Taylor system as it seems a bit complex and when I am at the lake house I usually have my little kids with me and Iím only there for limited amounts of time. Inverting test tubes and adding additional reagents?! Ainít nobody got time foí that!

Seriously though, I need something pretty quick that I can do with my kid climbing on my back so she can participate and ďhelp.Ē Is the Aquachek system pretty solid? Whatís considered the most reliable strip kit? I get it, it wonít be the best. So long as it is decent and I can use the tub withoutlooking like one of the Nazis at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Iím happy (not to suggest there is ever a time where I would be happy to look like a Nazi!)

I use the Aquacheck meter and test strips for years and am happy with it.   It might be something about my vision, but I haven't seen a test strip or test tube where I can read PH well repeatedly.  The meter gives me a consistent reading.

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Chops1857

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Re: Test kit question (shying away from Taylor)
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 09:06:34 am »
Hey Wmccall,

I like to looks of the Aquachek. I see it tests for free chlorine and bromine. I am likely going with a sodium bromide system so I will not be producing chlorine. Will this system work for me? Will I need something to test for free bromine or are free bromine and free chlorine interchangeable?

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Re: Test kit question (shying away from Taylor)
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 01:05:27 pm »
Hey Wmccall,

I like to looks of the Aquachek. I see it tests for free chlorine and bromine. I am likely going with a sodium bromide system so I will not be producing chlorine. Will this system work for me? Will I need something to test for free bromine or are free bromine and free chlorine interchangeable?

Bromine doesn't get tied up like chlorine does (not as bad) so you don't test for free bromine.  You just test total bromine which those strips do so they will work fine for you.

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