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Welcome to your go-to Resource Center, where we’ve placed everything at your fingertips. Here, you’ll find video tutorials about how to test water, articles written by experts in the field of water testing, industry news, updates on Taylor’s new and exciting products, and much more. If by chance you are unable to find what you need in the Resource Center, we invite you to give us a call at 800-TEST-KIT.

Featured Articles

Strike First Against Algae

High temperatures, a sunny day, and plenty of company—factors that make for a great pool party—also can energize a group of nasty intruders: algae.

Without any apparent warning, algae spores can turn sparkling pool water into a green murky mess. Pool surfaces can develop a slippery coating, potentially dangerous as well as unsightly. Powdery yellow-brown deposits of mustard algae may appear on the walls or bottom of the vessel. Or, tar-like patches of black algae may appear on stairs, in corners, or in other nooks where water circulation is problematic....




Glossary of Terms


Chemical compound characterized by sour taste and a pH less than 7 with the ability, when in solution, to react with a base to form a salt and to turn litmus red. Also, a substance that releases hydrogen ions (H+) in water. In pool water maintenance muriatic acid and sodium bisulfate, also an acid, are used to lower pH and alkalinity.




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Accurate Water Test Results Begin with Good Testing Technique

Learn about how to obtain a water sample, the best lighting to use when reading test results, proper chemical storage, and more. 



Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs) communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products.

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