Jul 1st 2019

Maintenance Mondays: Simple-to-Use Test Kits Taylor Technologies

Maintenance Mondays: Simple-to-Use Test Kits Taylor Technologies

Keep Your Pool Pristine

Is your pool water looking funny? Turning a little green? Check out these awesome test kits below that are perfect for any homeowner to use! These simple-to-use test kits from Taylor Technologies give you all the information you would need to get your pool in perfect swimming condition! Each test kit below has a different testing ability but all of them are perfect for any job!

K-1000 - Safety™ Test Kit for Chlorine/Bromine, pH (OT)

This test kit is the basic model offered by Taylor. It is perfect for the new pool owner who wants to learn how to test their water. This test will show your “Total Chlorine or Bromine” for your pool as well as a simple to read “pH test”. Each test only requires four steps and can be done in a matter of seconds! These test kits all come with very easy-to-read instructions explain what each measurement means for your pool. The kit includes .75oz of reagent R-0600 and R-0014 for your testing needs. This item also comes with an easy-to-read testing canister with a rubber lid to seal in the liquid during your test.

K-1001 - Safety™ Test Kit for Chlorine/Bromine, pH (DPD)

This test kit is very similar to the one above. They test for the same things in your pool water but each one is done a little differently with another type of chemistry. Both test kits work great for testing Chlorine and Bromine and it is strictly the homeowner’s choice on which one to use. This kit includes .75oz bottles of reagents R-0001, R-0002, and R-0014. All test kits from Taylor come in Spanish, English and French models.

K-1004 - Safety Plus™ Test Kit for Chlorine/Bromine, pH, Alkalinity (DPD)

The last test kit we would like to discuss today is the K-1004. This test kit is meant for the homeowner who really wants to “dive” into water testing. This item comes equipped with .75oz reagents of R-0003, R-0007, R-0001, R-0002, R-0008, R-0009, R-0014, R-0015. It also comes with part number 4034 and 9782 needed for testing the water.

Disclosure from Taylor: 

REAGENT SHELF LIFE

All reagents have a shelf life, whether they are liquids, powders, crystals, tablets, or test-strip pads. If kept dry, powders and crystals are very stable; acids are also long lived. Date of manufacture is not the controlling factor when it comes to shelf life—storage conditions are more important. As with all perishables, reagents are sensitive to environmental influences and will last longer under controlled conditions.

To this end, we recommend: Storing reagents at a consistent temperature in the range if 36°–85°F (2°–29°C); extreme temperature fluctuation, say from a refrigerator to a hot car trunk, causes reagents to deteriorate. Keeping them out of prolonged direct sunlight. (Note: their brown plastic bottles help protect very light-sensitive reagents.) Segregating reagents from containers of treatment chemicals. Replacing caps immediately and tightening them carefully so that exposure to air and humidity is limited. Avoiding switching bottle caps, placing bottle caps on soiled surfaces, re-pouring reagents into contaminated containers, or touching test strip pads. Taylor formulates its reagents to remain effective for at least one year, with only very few exceptions (molybdenum indicator in liquid form is one; after four months old it should be tested against a standard periodically). As a general precaution, replace all reagents more than one year old, or at the beginning of a new testing season.