expired AquaChek 3 in 1 Chlorine Pool Test Strips - 50 Pack $3.24 @Bunnings

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Hey folks I found this deal and it seems like a good price. Apparently they are usually $15.45 for this 50 Pack. Now only $3.24 I searched ebay and didn't find a similar product for a similar price.

I don't own a pool so no use to me but if your middle name is Richi Rich enjoy.

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  • +1 vote

    Hi OP, did you by any chance check the expiry date?

  • +2 votes

    A true ozbargainer would go to the test station with a bit of water to test and while you're at it, take a handful. Match that up to the photo you take of the bottle on your phone for reference (but you'll soon remember what each section should look like).

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    I was paying full price for it in the last 3 years, now 80% off as a normal price? I want my money back.

    • +2 votes

      I have found all of their indicator strips to be near useless.
      They are so far off a true indication of the chemical concentration they aim to measure that it makes them all but pointless. I have used them and then using the water from the same sample used fresh reagents to get a true measurement. Saying they have a wide margin for error is an understatement.
      Strip - pH 7.6, TA 200, Free Chlorine 3ppm
      Reagent - pH 8.0, TA 160, Free Chlorine 1ppm
      My reagent readings confirmed by pool shop computer testing
      While the diference may not seem big, it can have a substantial impact on the balance of pool chemistry.
      If you use these strips, make sure to take samples to your pool shop for regular (weekly/fortnightly) testing so that your pool chemistry doesn't end up badly messed up

    • +1 vote

      Good find op.

      Just wanted to share :
      I run a 35k liter saltwater pool and keep the chlorinator and cartridge filter on around 6 hours a night. Test the water only monthly now as its always around ph7(I use the liquid lab test kit and sometimes double check with the bunnings test station strips or free test at pool shop.). I dont run extra chemicals like cyanuric acid(for maintaining chlorine levels) or sodium bicarb(for raising alkalinity) and have crystal clear water. Pool water loss is filled by rainwater (slightly acidic which helps maintain the pH i reckon. I do keep a bottle of hydrochloric acid on hand but have not needed it for past half year since I cut out adding the cyanuric acid and sodium bicarb.

      I find this system pretty good, the family usually swims late arvo when the sun's not so strong (by then most of the chlorine has done its work overnight and only low level left so we dont get the skin/hair dryness associated with higher chlorine levels.

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        I'm interest in the liquid lab kit. What is it and where can I get it for ozbargain price please?

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        I commend you for maintaining a pool with such consistency, most people are too slack to bother.
        However, I think you'll find a few things to note:
        Filtering at night for 6 hrs will result in clean water - presuming you are getting sufficient water turnover and based on correct drection of water outlets.
        Sanitisation at night alone isn't ideal - from the time the pump stops to the time it starts again 18 hrs later, your sanitiser levels are dropping. That's exacerbated by the fact that you don't use stabiliser. Typically people would be using the pool during the day when sanitier levels have been dropped.
        Recommended pH is 7.2-7.6 any lower and you start to etch the metal fittings on your pool/pump/filter housing and cause eye/skin irritation.
        Cyanuric acid, is purely there to manage the loss in solution of chlorine to the atmosphere, thereby retaining a more constant sanitiser level (level is generally mandated by council).
        I wouldn't bother with the Bunnies test strips for the reasons I stated earlier. Pool shop free tests are far superior (if done at a reputable shop).

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          your points are valid. However for my case, 6 hours on cleaning is definitely more than enough for my pool water to turnover twice(my pump has quite high flow rate and manual recommends minimum 2.5hours for my pool) and chlorinator at 3/4 strength, i end up with ~2ppm of chlorine by morning. And since my pH is 6.8-7 the chlorine works a little better than at the usual 7.2-7.6 range.

          Dont believe the bull that pool companies feed the public.

          This is the pH of tears in people.
          [The normal pH range was 6.5 to 7.6; the mean value was 7.0]
          https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7469869

          Natural skin surface pH is on average below 5, which is beneficial for its resident flora.
          https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18489300

          So its better to run a lower ph for your skin, pH of 7 is considered neutral and even at 6.8 it WILL NOT cause eye irritation(usually its the excessive chlorine that does it. My 2 kids have never had irritated eyes even after swimming for hours in the pool.

          At pH 7, your skin will end up a bit dryish. (That's why sulphur type hot springs are good for skin being acidic) But it wont be as dry as if your water was at 7.6(slightly alkaline)

          and at pH 7 which is neutral its not gonna dissolve anything. In fact excessive chlorine will oxidise your pool equipment more than even a pH of 6.8.

          Anyways my pool pump been going strong for almost 7 years now and i am just waiting for it to crap out so i can upgrade to one of those UV/Ozone combo things and not have to worry about any pool chemicals anymore :D

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          @KangaBanga: Clearly yours is not the average situation.
          Yes, I'm very aware of body chemistry having been involved with the medical industry for many years.
          If you're referring to replacing sanitiser (in this case chlorine) with Ozone generation you need to consider a couple of things…
          1. Ozone is a contact sanitiser. There is no residual effect i.e. there's nothing in the water once it has left the generator and any introduced organisms will not be adversely affected - at all.
          2. For the reasons in 1. above, Most if not all councils require that a minimum level of residual sanitiser (typically > 1ppm Chlorine) is available in the pool water at all times.
          As for UV sanitisation of flowing water, well OK if you say so, but 2. above still stands.
          Our pool is >20 years & going strong. 1st pump, a used Poolrite went 14 years before giving up - thank goodness the noisy damn thing finally died. Since then we've had a procession of pumps most with seals failing between wet & dry ends causing leakage to earth in the motors.
          This failure of the seals can often be put down to poor pool chemistry balance - yes, I have been lax on more than 1 ocassion and we paid the price.
          We now have a Davey PM Eco3 which has been great. Apart from being able to operate at lower speeds to reduce total power usage/water moved it has the added benefit that we can set pump speed based on the task it's undertaking - general filtration, auto cleaner load or draining excess water to waste.

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          @rayski57: Chlorine is so passe.. Check this out.. enuf said… http://naturalswimpools.com.au/

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      Yea I hate that. This is a big saving so imagine how much mark-up are on these.

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    Good find. That is very cheap, like the comment above I have been paying full price as well previously that is the same everywhere. I assume they will go back to normal cost at some stage.

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    As a reference I saw these at big w for $9

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    $13.59 at bunnings Frankston VIC

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    check at my local bunnings narre warren, $13.59

    which bunnings does OP go to?

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    I went to my local Murray Bridge Bunnings today to purchase a pack. Still listed at $13.59 on shelf, got them to scan it and it came up at $13.59. I showed them the website and they agreed to sell to me for $3.24 but told me they believe its a pricing error on the web site and they would look into it.
    It now appears they have removed the product from the web site for the time being.

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