Start 2014 off right with a new Taylor test kit!
I would like to suggest that everyone take a minute to think about how you test water. Some of you will use a basic test kit similar to the one above, others will use test strips. I bet a few of you use expired test strips even. Taylor’s reagents have a one year shelf life, so you really should buy a new kit or new reagents each year. The question I ask to most of you is, “Why are you not more concerned about the safety of your water?” For most people, if the water is clear, that is all they care about. There is a little more to it than that and it really is not that hard to do a simple test each week. It’s a new year, why not start with a new test kit!
At the very least, you should be checking your free chlorine and pH. If you are concerned about the pH, you should check the alkalinity at least monthly. These are your most important tests and the Taylor K-2005 test kit will handle these with ease. If you would like to go one step further and help protect your plaster or pebble surface, you need to maintain your calcium level. The K-2005 Taylor test kit can take care of that too. One more test that the K-2005 can do for you is cyanuric acid. Read my article here for why it is important. You only need to check it once or twice a year and this Taylor test kit has enough reagent for about six cyanuric acid tests.
Why do I recommend this kit? Because I use it every single time I test water. It is easy to read the results, way more accurate than strips, and it contains a cyanuric acid test, which is useful when troubleshooting cloudy water. Best of all, it comes with a small water resistant book that explains all chemical tests and has dosage charts for all common bulk chemicals. To top it off, the price on Amazon.com is $44.00 as I write this and that is a wonderful deal. Do your pool and yourself a favor and grab one today.
Taylor makes literally hundreds of different test kits and I encourage you to check out their complete list here at www.taylortechnologies.com.