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Agobard


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20/08/2008 18:13

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Floatron swimming pool ionisers are now available in the TRNC. Floatron will cut your chlorine costs by 80% and remove the need for algaecide. For further information, take a look at: http://www.agobard.com or telephone 0542.8518421 We can also supply the latest digital PH meters - no more test kits!



ttoli


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20/08/2008 18:17

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Hello



Maybe interested in the Digital PH meters, have a couple of questions though



How many functions does it perform; Chroline, total alkilinity etc?



Brand name and model?, is there a vaild warranty?



Thanks



pilgrim



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20/08/2008 20:07

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just counting adverts



ishmail


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21/08/2008 07:10

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These been tryed in TRNC for years an no good water too hard an clogs up



TRNCVaughan


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21/08/2008 14:43

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No more test kits? How will we know how much Chlorine is present?



Pipie


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21/08/2008 15:11

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Vaughn .

re testing of swimming pools , are the strips you buy over counter ok for testing , to avoid ear infections can they be relied on as a preventative measure ?



TRNCVaughan


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21/08/2008 17:00

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The strips are OK provided they are not past their sell-by date and have been stored with the container lid closed in a cool, dark place.

Using test strips to avoid ear infections is not recommended. Sticking test strips in your ear is dangerous. I should would antibiotic ear drops.

Seriously, I wouldn't depend on coloured test strips as they are always open to interpretation. Bring a sample in and I will happily analyze it for you for free.



ttoli


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21/08/2008 17:59

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So you treat ear infections now as well, I have a boil on my bum can you help?



jessy


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21/08/2008 19:47

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Ordered some pool testing kits off internet for 3 each which includes tester and liquid how can they justify charging 15 per kit here. Anyway bought twenty should last a while.



ttoli


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21/08/2008 20:21

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Jessy

Not all test kits are accurate(as I've found out to my cost!!), after 3 years here have settled on the test strips, accurate and quick, no messing around with tablets etc. Have bought them in Robert Dyas in the UK before (3-4 quid).



TRNCVaughan


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22/08/2008 08:41

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I draw the line at boils on bums.

You could try lancing it with a sharp test strip!



TRNCVaughan


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22/08/2008 11:28

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So, Agobard,



How do we test for chlorine?



jessy


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22/08/2008 14:18

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Been here for 3 years and used the same kits pool is immaculate and has been for 3 years so the kits work.



Agobard


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22/08/2008 19:02

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Hi Ttoli,



To answer your questions, The Digital PH Meter very accurately measures plus/minus 0.03 pH and is waterproof with on/off button.



Initially it requires calibration but Agobard will do this before sale as one needs a special buffer solution which is unobtainable here. This is coming from UK by air next week.



If you care to E-Mail:-



sherwood@agobard.com



Will send full details, including operating instructions and photo as attached files.



Warranty is one year.



No this device is only for measuring PH, but if you want to save on Chlorine, then you should invest in a Floatron, see page 33 of this weeks Cyprus today which Agobard also supply.



Or go to:-



http://www.agobard.com



Regards,



Sherwood.



Agobard


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22/08/2008 19:02

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Hi Vaughan,



Suggest you read my reply to Ttoli which has just been posted.



To avoid Chlorine and algaeside, invest in a Floatron.



Regards,



Sherwood.



Agobard


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22/08/2008 19:03

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Vaughan,



When you have a Floatron, the unit comes with it's own Ion Test Kit because it saves 80% on Chlorine usage and aglaeside is no longer used.



See page 33 Cyprus Today.



Regards,



Sherwood



TRNCVaughan


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23/08/2008 17:51

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So even if a Floatron reduces the need for chlorine by 80% (which I'm sure it does) how do we determine how much chlorine we have and/or need without a chlorine test kit?



According to your original posting (number 1), your digital pH tester will be the only tester one needs.



As I see it Floatron owners will need 3 test kits:

1 Digital pH tester.

2 Chlorine test kit

3 Floatron Ion test kit



And these are only day to day testers needed to determine a snapshot condition of a pool. There are other longer term tests needed to determine correct pool water balance, such as Total Alkalinity and Cyanuric Acid in our pool water? How will we test for these with only a digital pH meter?



Please don't think I am knocking your products, I am only questioning under what circumstances a digital pH tester would be the ONLY test kit a person needs.



Agobard


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24/08/2008 17:23

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Greetings Vaughan,



Have sent you an E-Mail in answer to your valid questions, why, because an in-depth reply is too long for Cyprus 44.



Have to say, you are very 'Switched' on and knowledgeable.



Regards,



Sherwood.



PapaBravo


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Message Posted:
31/08/2010 13:54

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Do you sell Floatrons, or just the electrodes? If yes, what is the price?



batgirl


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31/08/2010 14:21

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My husband uses a digital pool tester

"PALINTEST" photometer for measuring free chlorine/total chlorine, ph and cyanuric acid just google the name for more info



Thomas5


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31/08/2010 17:17

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Agobard,

Could i ask what is your Company Name in K.K.TC. and Register Number in K.K.T.C ??



beachsidebum


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31/08/2010 18:23

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Like the bit about a special buffer solution, I used these meters for years in UK, Its simply different Ph solutions



zerochlor


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31/08/2010 19:10

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message 18.



i like this part of your website and the flyer.



http://www.agobard.com/media/Flyer%20Floatron.jpg



you say why pay or spend 4 time as much on a salt water chlorinator,buy a floatron.



well i say ,why spend 10 x as much on a floatron and still have a huge hole in your garden full of poison when for 22 you can have a 100% non chlorine pool.



Happy chlorine free swimming folks



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