The Taylor Basic Test Kit is an easy to use at home test kit for pool and hot tubs owners that allow them to test the Free Chlorine/Total Bromine and pH in their pools or hot tubs. This simple kit provides fast and accurate results and allows pool and spa owners to act in the correct manner when dealing with the balance of these two parameters. Be sure to properly store the kit in an environment where the kits reagents can not be damaged to ensure accurate results.
Available sizes: 1 kit
How to Use the Basic Test Kit
- Rinse out the vials with fresh water then submerge it 6 inches or wrist-deep, upside down into body of water, then turning it upright so you don’t collect the sample from the surface.
- Remove the vials and tap them on an angle lowering the water to the correct testing level which can referenced with the thin black line or the resin marking on the back of the vials.
- Add 5 drops of R-0600 to the left vial and 5 drop of R-0014 to the right vial.
- Cap the vial and roll it gently 3-4 times. Do not shake the vial.
- Read the sample immediately matching the closest colour in the sample to the colour chart which will indicate your water balance.
General Tips for Using the Basic Test Kit
- Always hold the testing reagent vertically verses on an angle to avoid changing the drop size.
- If you are testing a chlorine system your chlorine levels will correspond to the number under the Cl (left) side of the colour chart.
- If you are testing a bromine system your bromine levels will correspond to the number under the Br (right) side of the colour chart.
- Always store the kit in a controlled environment as hot and cold temperatures will affect the accuracy of the reagents.
Tips for Hot Tub Owners
- It is ideal to fill the vials with water close to the center of the hot tub for the most accurate reading.
- For testing in the winter you can collect a water sample with a glass or bowl and perform the test in your house.
Tips for Pool Owners
- It is ideal to fill the vials with water around the skimmer area of the pool for the most accurate reading.