This kit contains a color comparator block for pH and Total Chlorine (or Bromine) It provides a dependable, fast test for chlorine from 1-5ppm and and easy-to-read pH test from 6.8 to 8.2. It can be used in very small pools where you only need pH and basic chlorine tests. It is included inside our best kit, the TF-100, as a quick daily check for chlorine as well as pH.
WEBSITE: http://www.cleanpoolandspa.com for more swimming pool care maintenance tips and instructions about Swimming Pool Test Kit Comparison-Yellow OTO vs. Taylor Reagent. Personal Consultation: http://www.clean-pool-and-spa.com/swimming-pool-consultation.html A good pool testing kit should include free chlorine (FC), total chlorine (TC), combined chlorine (CC), total alkalinity (TA), pH, calcium hardness (CH) and cyanuric acid/stabilizer (CYA). These are the areas that are the most important to keep your swimming pool water clear and balanced. While the yellow OTO pool water kit is alright if you're in a hurry, it should never replace a good test kit such as the Taylor Reagent K-2006 pool water testing kit for weekly pool maintenance. This OTO kit only tests for chlorine and pH and it only gives a vague range. While these readings are important you need the actual chemical number for each reading. This way you'll have the information you need in order to have the best pool possible. The K-2006 pool test kit is the one the AZ Dept. of Health and OR Dept. of Health use when they test commercial pools because of its accuracy.
WEBSITE: http://www.swimmingpoollearning.com/ YouTube Video Index -- A list of all of my videos:http://poolmandave.blogspot.com/2014/03/swimming-pool-tips-reviews-how-to-video.html In this video I walk you through using the Taylor K-2006 test kit: How to check Free Chlorine and ppm pH, Acid Demand and Base Demand Alkalinity test Calcium Hardness test Conditioner test Watergram wheel I cover a lot so a few clips were edited to get to the last drops of the reagent. No one wants to watch me count each drop and the video would have been 20 minutes long... Basically you get the jist of each test. It is a pretty easy kit to work with. Instructions are on the box for each test and the book covers a lot of details. I say mm instead of ml a couple of times - oops. But you get it. Be aware the the DPD is phosphate buffer so if the calcium hardness is high the sample will be cloudy as calcium combines with the phosphate. Add the reagent first to counter this problem then the DPD powder. Also oxidizers, ozone and non-chlorines shock can make the DPD turn pink. The FAS-DPD is said to record chlorine levels up to 50 ppm. That goes to say that it can read a level of 10 ppm no problem unlike other kits that stop at 5 ppm. Related videos: Swimming Pool Test Kit Comparison: Which Kit is the Best?: http://youtu.be/swvweeFOVGk Taylor Test Kit (K-1006 - K-2150): http://youtu.be/AMe0rJJli8A Pool Test Kit Comparison: Which Kit is the Best?: http://youtu.be/swvweeFOVGk Test Kit 5 in 1: Chlorine, PH and Acid Demand: http://youtu.be/mKD7fphxWJI Test Strips, Aquachek & HTH Test Strips: http://youtu.be/hHhabkd5A0s Playlists: Balancing Your Pool Water: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE15F87BDB67163CF Pool Test Kits: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsvsTjbpoT-dICBhZSgtTPQTAnqt7BJRk Mrdgvb1 Social Media Links: Google +: https://plus.google.com/+MrDgvb1/posts Blogger: http://poolmandave.blogspot.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youtube-Mrdgvb1/381257741926763?ref=hl If you found this video helpful, please visit my website, any donation is greatly appreciated. WEBSITE: http://www.swimmingpoollearning.com/
WEBSITE: http://www.swimmingpoollearning.com/ YouTube Video Index -- A list of all of my videos: http://poolmandave.blogspot.com/2014/03/swimming-pool-tips-reviews-how-to-video.html How Much Chlorine do I Add to My Pool?: http://youtu.be/sAbQO1F_7Z0 How to Check the Cyanuric Acid (Conditioner) Level : http://youtu.be/jHzMslp6Yj0 RELATED VIDEOS: 1) Aquachek & HTH Test Strips: http://youtu.be/hHhabkd5A0s 3) To calculate your pool volume (how many gallons): http://youtu.be/ybenKQ1Z5dQ 4) To learn about Conditioner: http://youtu.be/OLDVjtL2NcQ 5) Shocktrine: Burning eyes and cloudy water: http://youtu.be/RY40vgJo6Nc 6) For Black Algae Treatment: http://youtu.be/qga1ZxU6m6U 7) For removing Yellow & Mustard Algae: http://youtu.be/mrZqMCiGtnc 8) For GREEN pool clean-up: http://youtu.be/ydIysBIHhWo 9) For Fiberglass Spa chemicals: http://youtu.be/nYAJBWKxMPs 11) For High Alkalinity, how to lower Alkalinity: http://youtu.be/dD7B3QzCNdc 12) Soda Ash, PH UP: http://youtu.be/xbN4h1WTm2U 13) Alkalinity UP, Baking Soda: http://youtu.be/76wQeC4k-hc 14) Muriatic Acid, pH Down: http://youtu.be/HN11nOOCvG4 15) Basic Swimming Pool Care: http://youtu.be/utWnf7EqxT0 16) Cloudy Pool Water, Causes and Cures: http://youtu.be/R2of9Kg8PV4 18) Taylor Test Kit (K-1006 - K-2150): http://youtu.be/AMe0rJJli8A 19) How To Test & Adjust Calcium Hardness in a Pool : http://youtu.be/qArcEmqMUKo SANITIZERS: Liquid Chlorine Pool Sanitizer: http://youtu.be/NqJsuCqH42w Pool Shock, Cal Hypo: http://youtu.be/Gk_7olejkwM Trichlor 3" Chlorinating Tablets: http://youtu.be/mq58LXe0v-4 Dichlor Pool Sanitizer: http://youtu.be/E_gzrF1xORg Kem-Tek Super Shock Quick, Trichlor Shock: http://youtu.be/-yFD2C5htQQ SALT WATER POOL CARE: Salt Water Pool Care, Part One- Overview & Chemistry: http://youtu.be/rUh2kVZJYgc Salt Water Pool Care, Part Two - Adding salt: http://youtu.be/QjrwYWdenhY NOTES: I use this kit everyday, it is very accurate and an inexpensive way to test chemicals in a pool. The test strips are much too expensive to use on 20 accounts per day and I think the OTO test kit with the bright colors is much easier to read. It allows you to test the Free and Combined Chlorine, PH, Acid Demand and Alkalinity. It comes in a nice blue case that is super durable, I take mine out many times a day and I can usually go about 2 years before the hinge breaks off. To get the most accurate reading you need to use the white insert as shown in the video. Please note that very high chlorine levels, 5.0 or higher (will be very dark orange/red as opposed to yellow) will give you inaccurate Alkalinity readings. Wait until the chlorine level drops down then retest or add 3-4 drops of solution 4 (chlorine neutralizer). Here is just a video explaining how to test your pool water. It covers, Free chlorine, PH, Acid Demand and alkalinity. Sanitizer After the alkalinity & pH are brought into range, the next adjustment is the sanitizer. Chlorine is the most common and least expensive of the available sanitizers. The acceptable range is 1.5 - 3 ppm, though 4 - 5 ppm is absolutely fine. A commercial spa should be maintained at much higher levels - 5 - 6 ppm. A residential pool should be maintained at 3.0 ppm. The higher levels ( 4 - 5 ppm) should be established, prior to a large party or heat spell. Try not to allow the levels to drop below 3 ppm, as this will prevent the need to shock or take other corrective action after the party. ALKALINITY There are a number of factors that contribute to the "balance of the water." The most important are the pH and the alkalinity. The alkalinity is the ability of the water to buffer the pH (or buffer chemicals that may effect the pH). The alkalinity is like an auto-pilot or cruise-control for the pH. If the alkalinity is out of the acceptable range, then any small factor will cause a wild swing in the pH. This is called "pH bounce." Because of this, the alkalinity is the first thing that should be brought into line when balancing the water. An ideal range for the alkalinity is 100-120 ppm (though 80 - 140 ppm is acceptable). pH 7.4-7.6 The pH of the water, determines if it is acidic or basic. Either extreme can have disastrous effects on the pool finish, equipment, or plumbing. When the pH is out of range, bathers may complain of eye discomfort or other ailments. An acidic pH will cause the water to become aggressive. It will etch the plaster and cement finishes around the pool. Worse yet, it will dissolve the metallic components of the pool. The most expensive metallic component is the copper heat exchanger within the pool heater. The ideal range for the pH is 7.4 - 7.6 (though 7.2 - 7.8 is acceptable). Mrdgvb1 Social Media Links: WEBSITE: http://www.swimmingpoollearning.com/ Google +: https://plus.google.com/b/107735343574734346096/ Blogger: http://poolmandave.blogspot.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youtube-Mrdgvb1/381257741926763?ref=hl
This video will show you how to test the Chlorine and PH levels of your swimming pool water with a test kit.
WEBSITE: http://www.swimmingpoollearning.com/ YouTube Video Index -- A list of all of my videos:http://poolmandave.blogspot.com/2014/03/swimming-pool-tips-reviews-how-to-video.html Here I compare the Taylor K-2006 to the standard 5 Way OTO test kit, Aquachek Test strips and the Taylor K-2005. I did request a Troublefreepool test kit to compare TFTestkits but they declined having their kit in this video. The K-2006 is the best of the bunch. The FAS-DPD is superior in chlorine testing. I didn't have time to actually do the ppm test or the combined chlorine test - it will appear in a future video. It is almost exactly like the K-2005 except for that test. The Taylor kits give an al around better reading. The Alkalinity test is superior and it does more test than other kits. Base Demand, Calcium Hardness, Conditioner as you can see from the video. So it is worth investing in a K-2006 Taylor kit. It is justthe most expensive kit to operate since you will need to reload the FAS-DPD often - The one in the kit is good for 30 test. There is nothing wrong with starting with a 5 way OTO test kit - but know it has limitations as it only does 5 tests - Free Chlorine. pH, Acid Demand, Alkalinity and Bromine. Just a note that all of these kits test for Bromine so it wasn't worth mentioning as Bromine is not commonly used in pools anyway. The Test Strips are a good indicator of the chemistry range but not a good stand alone tester. Related Videos: Taylor Test Kit (K-1006 - K-2150): http://youtu.be/AMe0rJJli8A Taylor Complete FAS-DPD Pool Water Test Kit K-2006: http://youtu.be/vYBEt1rzkeU Pool Test Kit Comparison: Which Kit is the Best?: http://youtu.be/swvweeFOVGk Test Kit 5 in 1: Chlorine, PH and Acid Demand: http://youtu.be/mKD7fphxWJI Test Strips, Aquachek & HTH Test Strips: http://youtu.be/hHhabkd5A0s Helpful playlist for you: Balancing Your Pool Water: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE15F87BDB67163CF Pool Test Kits: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsvsTjbpoT-dICBhZSgtTPQTAnqt7BJRk Google +: https://plus.google.com/+MrDgvb1/posts Blogger: http://poolmandave.blogspot.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youtube-Mrdgvb1/381257741926763?ref=hl If you found this video helpful, please visit my website, any donation is greatly appreciated. WEBSITE: http://www.swimmingpoollearning.com/
A professional-quality water test kit can help you keep an eye on your pool chemistry so you canThis video discusses the importance of pH for your pool water and how to make sure it stays in the proper range of 7.4 - 7.6. It includes testing your pool water and adding chemicals like soda ash, dry acid, and muriatic acid to adjust the pH. Maintaining proper water balance can prevent many pool problems so you can enjoy your pool. If you have any other questions about testing your pool water, visit http://www.poolapedia.com
4-in-1 Test Kit Testing your pool's Ph levels and Acid Demand.
Using a DPD test kit to test chlorine levels of pool water.
This video demonstrates how easy it is to use Taylor’s Unit Dose Dispenser (#9250) to mete out the exact amount of DPD powder indicator needed for a chlorine or bromine test.