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During October 1999, Bio-Lab received notification of a marketing drive by ChemChek NZ of Mangere (near Auckland) to sell Palintest Pooltest 3 and Pooltest 9 photometers to pool shops and plant operators. The cheaper of the two, the Pooltest 3, only handles free and total chlorine (FAC and TAC), pH and cyanuric acid (CYA), and is unlikely to interest any pool shop proprietor. On the other hand, the Pooltest 9 handles nine parameters and, as such, is in direct competition with the Bio-Lab AccuScan strip reader. The following table makes some important comparisons between the AccuScan unit and the Palintest Pooltest9 photometer.



Being a battery-operated device, the Pooltest 9 can be used as a field instrument. However, the AccuScan Strip Reader is clearly the better choice for the routine testing of consumers' water samples in a pool shop, both in terms of the range of tests available and the speed with which each analysis can be completed. The above information is supplied by Bio-Lab and represents its best interpretation of available technical information at the time of preparation. The sole purpose is to supply factual information to Bio-Lab customers. It is not to be taken out of context nor used as support for any other claim not made herein.