Part # K2005
K-2005 Complete Pool Water Testing Kit With DPD
This comprehensive professional swimming pool test kit is a favorite of DIY'ers. A complete high range test kit with liquid reagents to test for free and total chlorine (0.5-5 ppm), bromine (1-10 ppm), pH (7.0-8.0), acid and base demand, total alkalinity, calcium hardness and cyanuric acid. This test kit comes in a handled carrying case and contains a large color comparator and a Watergram for balancing water, as well as a 64-page guide with treatment tables.
What is the difference between the K 2005 and the K 2006
Hello, The only difference between the k2005 and K2006 or Complete FAS-DPD. The only difference is the chlorine test, which employs a powder reagent plus the dropper bottles with liquids. Instead of matching colors to get a reading, with this method you simply count the number of drops needed to make the treated sample go colorless. Colorblind people can use this test successfully. The range of the chlorine test is greater too. It can read as low as 0.2 parts per million (ppm) and up to 20 ppm without the indicator color getting bleached out by a high level of chlorine. Although this kit is mostly used by health department inspectors and public pool operators.
Is there a reagent replacement kit available for the K2005 test kit or do I just buy another entire kit?
Which reagents are you needing to replace, and I can see if we have those ones in stock?
For how long will the chemicals in test kits provide accurate results? Years / months? Test strips?
The reagents in liquid test kits should be replaced every year. The test strips remain accurate for one year as long as they are kept dry and stored in a cool location out of the sun.We recommend testing be done inside so the sunlight does not distort the colors.
I'm in need of a kit for testing my saltwater hot tub. Does this kit have everything I need to test the levels?
That will test the main chemicals, but will not test the salt level. Part number NP221 will test your salt level though.
What size bottles are the reagents in this kit?
Hi Rick, The reagents in this kit are .75 oz.
,I have a problem witch checking chemicals in one of my pool, when I check total alkalinity my water change the color to blue and after I add some drops it change from blue to yellow. I'm using Taylor kit
The age of the reagents may play a factor. If the chlorine level is really high, then the color may flash from blue to yellow instead of green to red. You can try adding a small amount of chlorine neutralizer to the sample to see if that helps
I used a liquid test kit to test the chlorine in my pool water and ended up with a red instead of a shade of yellow. What would cause this?
When using any test kit (liquid or strips) the test results should be within the color range on the chart. If they are not, you have "interference" Usually interference can be caused by the presence of metals in the water or high chlorine reading. Also make certain that the pool water is being circulated when you take your sample.
(5 out of 5 stars) Comprehensive water testing kit
Reviewed By: pc-wiz from Las Vegas, NV ()
Pros: Everything you need in one box
Cons: None so far
The waterproof manual that comes with this is worth the price of the kit by itself. It gives more exact, detailed information than anything I've seen. It even tells you why a test might appear different, how to correct it, etc. It's a credit to a company who's been around since the 30s. If you want to take care of your pool yourself, get this kit.
(4 out of 5 stars) Finally a good test kit
Reviewed By: Richard A S. from Muskegon, MI ()
Pros: Nice Packaging, Very complete instructions
Cons: Maybe a bit too complicated.
Very nice kit. I've used the department store brands for years and thought I was doing OK. This is a professional kit and gives very good readings. What a difference! If I have any complaint at all it's that it may be a little too professional for the backyard pool owner, although that's what I am and I find the test results extremely helpful. Remember, this is not a dipstick test. It's going to take a bit to get chlorine levels. You test for free and total chlorine. A much better test than a simple dipstick but if you are testing a couple times per day I would suggest keeping some sticks around.
(5 out of 5 stars) Comprehensive Water Testing Kit
Reviewed By: guralrj from Columbia, NJ ()
Pros: Comprehensive, easy to use, good case
This kit contains everything you will ever need to test your pool water. The guide is thorough in explaining the correct technique to use. Much more accurate than strips or the usual big box store kits. This company has been in this business for a long time and pros seem to appreciate it as I see them using this kit also.
(5 out of 5 stars) Pool Water Dye Test Kit
Reviewed By: WaterMister from Eustis, FL ()
Pros: More Accurate then Test Strips
Cons: Takes Longer then test strips
I found The Taylor Test Kit eye dropper style test kit to be much more accurate then the test strips I was previously using.