UK alternative to Taylor K-2006 kit?

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UK alternative to Taylor K-2006 kit?

Postby Eddles » Wed 09 Feb, 2022 17:28

Hi all, I'm in the UK, and I'm responsible for my parent's pool A while ago, someone recommended the Taylor K-2006 FAS DPD kit which is excellent, and I like it a lot. However, I've run out of R-0871 titrating reagent, and I've found out that it will cost me USD $175 all in just to get 2 x 0.75oz bottles of R-0871 from an approved Taylor distributor in Spain. There is no UK distributor, and no-one here in the UK sells anything to do with Taylor. I have just been burnt trying to get the R-0871 from the USA that never arrived, and that cost me USD $100.

So I'm looking for an alternative to the Taylor test kit that's available in the UK, and far cheaper to purchase refills, please? Many thanks!


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Re: UK alternative to Taylor K-2006 kit?

Postby Denniswiseman » Thu 10 Feb, 2022 03:25

I don't think there is as I would purchase from them as well
I have previously got some from Amazon but is unavailable at the moment
Ebay has some https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/382561928071?epid=1204525825&hash=item591277c387:g:gE0AAOSw9BRetX9l
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Re: UK alternative to Taylor K-2006 kit?

Postby Teapot1 » Fri 11 Feb, 2022 03:13

There is the Palintest kit, problem is they support the industry but are not a user friendly company. For end users, they dont like them, that company needs a new Director to take over and boost their business.
I cannot get any kits from LaMotte at the moment, actually it has been a couple of months since I contacted them so will make the call later. They have test kits for most things you'll need.
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Re: UK alternative to Taylor K-2006 kit?

Postby Eddles » Fri 11 Feb, 2022 12:54

Denniswiseman wrote:I don't think there is as I would purchase from them as well
I have previously got some from Amazon but is unavailable at the moment
Ebay has some https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/382561928071?epid=1204525825&hash=item591277c387:g:gE0AAOSw9BRetX9l


Not keen on eBay, as I brought the $100 refills from there. Never turned up, provided tracking showed nothing, and eBay refused to refund me. Luckily, Paypal did a chargeback, so now I'm unfortunately no longer keen on eBay, even though I've been an eBayer since 1999.
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Re: UK alternative to Taylor K-2006 kit?

Postby Eddles » Fri 11 Feb, 2022 12:55

Teapot1 wrote:There is the Palintest kit, problem is they support the industry but are not a user friendly company. For end users, they dont like them, that company needs a new Director to take over and boost their business.
I cannot get any kits from LaMotte at the moment, actually it has been a couple of months since I contacted them so will make the call later. They have test kits for most things you'll need.


OK thanks, I've already got a fairly old Palintest comparator kit which I'll use until the R-0871 is easier and more reasonable to get. Thank you!
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Re: UK alternative to Taylor K-2006 kit?

Postby Denniswiseman » Fri 11 Feb, 2022 15:12

I've bought from this seller in the states
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323779424613 ... BMiPi2pt1f
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Re: UK alternative to Taylor K-2006 kit?

Postby Teapot1 » Fri 11 Feb, 2022 15:44

Which parts are you short of?
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Re: UK alternative to Taylor K-2006 kit?

Postby Eddles » Mon 14 Feb, 2022 07:39

Teapot1 wrote:Which parts are you short of?


Not sure what you're referring to, it's just the R-0871 I'm short of. Thank you.
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Re: UK alternative to Taylor K-2006 kit?

Postby Teapot1 » Mon 14 Feb, 2022 10:57

Ok, so if you're not doing anything special std DPD would be ok until you re stock. Just enquiring in case there was anything I coul do to help as I have retired from pool work but still have some things left over, comparators, CYA test kits and some reagents for Palintest.
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Re: UK alternative to Taylor K-2006 kit?

Postby Boringdamo » Wed 25 May, 2022 17:34

I ended up using this https://www.lovibond.com/en/PC/Water-Te ... p-Test-Kit

Not quite the same as a Fas dpd test but according to the instructions on that page gives enough accuracy for pool maintenance and SLAM level FC tracking.

You only need the reagents pack (I got from here https://testallwater.co.uk/products/lov ... agent-pack) if you have a tube, syringe etc already.

Only issue is it doesn’t do TC (so can’t get CC) value using this method.
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Re: UK alternative to Taylor K-2006 kit?

Postby Teapot1 » Thu 26 May, 2022 01:34

Yes Lovibond are a lot easier to deal with, always had a good rapport with them. I will make another call to LaMotte to see how supplies and the new units are coming along
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Re: UK alternative to Taylor K-2006 kit?

Postby Eddles » Sun 05 Jun, 2022 12:34

That sounds ideal, will send Lovibond a quote request. Thank you!
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Re: UK alternative to Taylor K-2006 kit?

Postby Teapot1 » Sun 05 Jun, 2022 12:48

Let us know how you get on please.
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