What Water Tester

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What Water Tester

Postby Phil.c » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 05:33

What is recommended to be a good water test kit, sold in the UK please?


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Re: What Water Tester

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 08:32

Teapot should be able to recommend one when he checks in
I had my Taylor K2006c imported from the States
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Re: What Water Tester

Postby Phil.c » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 08:56

PM'd him twice with no reply?
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Re: What Water Tester

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 09:03

He might be in France, I don't know what the internet is like in his area, so he may not be in contact
I notice he hasn't contributed since Sunday
Give him a while
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Re: What Water Tester

Postby Phil.c » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 09:09

I notice your kit on eBay, from the USA and with prices from £54 to £164, something wrong there :shock:
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Re: What Water Tester

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 09:18

There are two
K2006 which has smaller bottles of reagents
K2006C which has larger bottles of reagents
The shipping, VAT and import duty adds up
I can't remember where I purchased mine from but try Amazon as sometimes there shipping is less and they pre pay the duty saving you the extra cost of going through a handler
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Re: What Water Tester

Postby Phil.c » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 09:23

I read that the chemicals have from 12 to 18 months shelf life?
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Re: What Water Tester

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 09:27

Depending how you keep them (cool dark place) but they are in a box
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Re: What Water Tester

Postby Phil.c » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 09:29

Cheapest on Amazon £94 + £33 postage + £127 + import/vat + £160
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Re: What Water Tester

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 11:09

If you can get an individual to send it over as a gift you can save the import and VAT
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Re: What Water Tester

Postby Phil.c » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 11:30

Surely there are testing kits as good sold in the UK as there's a lot more pools here these days?
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Re: What Water Tester

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 12:04

I don't know that's why I said to wait for Teapot
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Re: What Water Tester

Postby Phil.c » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 14:06

He has LaMotte Color Q Pro 7 which is supposed to be the best so I'm waiting.

https://youtu.be/2_HI3RI6VqE
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Re: What Water Tester

Postby Teapot » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 17:15

Sorry my pc is updating and taking bloody hours!
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Re: What Water Tester

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 17:20

Phil.c wrote:He has LaMotte Color Q Pro 7 which is supposed to be the best so I'm waiting.

https://youtu.be/2_HI3RI6VqE

Looking on Ebay and Amazon it seems that they are about the same price as K2006C and they only do chlorine up to 10 and most are coming from the states
Wait and see what Teapot has

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