Taylor Technologies, Inc.  

Sparks,  MD 
United States
  • Booth: 3637

Voted “Highest Overall Quality” and “Brand Used Most” in a 2019 PSN pool industry study, Taylor is known for manufacturing trusted water-testing products. Our new line of test strips includes Pool, Spa, 7‑Way, Service Pro, Salt, and Borate strips. We’ve redesigned many test kit labels and instructions, simplifying our Residential Series™ kits with pictograms for homeowners’ ease of use. Taylor is ISO 9001:2015 certified and offers NSF certified test kits.

Brands: Taylor®, sureTREAT®

 Press Releases

  • Recently, Taylor went through the NSF certification process. This involved an extensive plant inspection as well as thorough laboratory testing of test kit procedures.

    19 Taylor test kits were granted NSF certification and are listed under NSF/ANSI 50 Equipment for Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Other Recreational Water Facilities.

    NSF International has been monitoring the safety of pool and spa industry products since the 1960s. They evaluate everything from test kits to pool alarms to ensure they meet strict safety standards. They also review product labeling and literature for truth and accuracy. Every product labeled with the NSF certification has met the American National Standards for design, construction, and/or performance.

    This certification is not a one-time check, NSF International conducts “annual audits at each authorized production facility and regular re-testing of certified products to confirm that they continue to comply with all requirements of certification.”[1]

    The following Taylor kits are NSF certified:

    K-1515-A K-2005C-SALT
    K-1515-C K-2006
    K-2000 K-2006C
    K-2000S K-2006S
    K-2005 K-2006-SALT
    K-2005S K-2006C-SALT
    K-2005C K-2007
    K-2005CS K-2007C
    K-2005-SALT K-2009

    [1] “Pool and Hot Tub Products Certification,” NSF International, accessed August 19, 2019. http://www.nsf.org/services/by-industry/water-wastewater/recreational-water-pools-spas/pool-chemicals

  • In a recent Brand Use Study by Pool and Spa News, Taylor Technologies came first for “Brands Used in the Last 2 Years,” “Brands Used Most,” “Highest Overall Quality,” and tied for “Brand Familiarity” within the chemicals & water testing category.

    Industry professionals were surveyed, such as builders, retailers, and service professionals, providing 887 responses. The study also looked at companies involved in hydraulics and maintenance. It revealed which brands companies were choosing, but also why they were choosing them. “Not surprisingly, perceived quality did translate to brands used most. In ranking these brands, respondents stated that quality and performance are most important, averaging a score of 6.65 out of a possible 7.”1

    Pool and Spa News is a trusted source for industry news, trends, and strategies. They issue annual awards highlighting superior work, such as “Top 50 Builders,” “Top 50 Products,” and “Top 50 Service.” Founded in 1961, they’ve continually used their reach to educate and celebrate pool/spa professionals who show commitment to quality. 

    1Rebecca Robledo, “What Brands Does the Pool Industry Use?” Pool and Spa News, July 9, 2019, https://www.poolspanews.com/products/what-brands-does-the-pool-industry-use_o

  • Test strips are a quick and effective way to get a snapshot of your water quality. See what sets Taylor’s new test strips apart from the rest…

    Taylor’s new line of test strips includes PoolSpa7-WayService ProSalt, and Borate strips. The strips offer upgraded features, such as superior color standards for accurate color matching and shake-to-dispense lids. (Gone are the days of accidentally dumping all your test strips out because you forgot to replace the lid before tilting the bottle to color match!) Here’s what you should know about the new lineup:

    1. Engineered for accuracy: Manufactured using patented technology, these strips have thicker pads which provide better results. Also, the free chlorine test will not give a false-positive reading in the presence of monopersulfate (non-chlorine oxidizer) or a high level of combined chlorine.
    2. Ease of use: The simple directions prove approachable to even the most novice water testers. No more swishing or swirling, just dip, wait, and read. Get test results in seconds and spend more time enjoying your investment.
    3. There’s an app for that: The 7-Way test strips are designed to be used with the free sureTREAT™ app. COMING SOON–Users will be able to simply take a photo of the treated test strip, and you’ll receive treatment recommendations and precise chemical dosages in seconds.
    4. Specialty tests: Taylor introduced two specialty test strips. The Salt test strips can read from 0‑5000 parts per million (ppm), and they make it easy to ensure your saltwater system is running efficiently. The Borate tests strips can detect borate from 0‑100 ppm. The indicator used in the strip bonds directly with borates in the sample, while other test strips in the market measure the pH shift caused by borates. This method makes Taylor strips less prone to interferences.

    Click below to see a “How To” video from David Van Brunt, host of the Pool Guy Podcast Show and creator behind the #1 Swimming Pool Channel on YouTube.


  • K-2005
    Complete™ kit for Chlorine/Bromine, pH, Alkalinity, Hardness, CYA (DPD–high range) (.75 oz bottles)

  • Complete-high (uses DPD): chlorine 1–10 ppm, bromine 2–20 ppm, pH 7.0–8.0 (acid & base demand), total alkalinity, calcium hardness, and cyanuric acid (.75 oz. bottles). Many of our most popular test kits, including the K-2005, have been NSF certified. This kit includes a copy of the Pool & Spa Water Chemistry: A Testing & Treatment Guide and our unique Watergram® for quick water balance calculations. Also available in a case pack of six (K-2005-6).
  • K-1001
    3-Way Test Kit for Free Chlorine, Bromine, pH (DPD)...

  • 3-Way (uses DPD): free chlorine .5–5 ppm, total bromine 1–10 ppm, and pH 6.8–8.2 (.75 oz. bottles). Taylor’s Residential Series™ test kits are designed for spa and pool owners who have low bather loads and test their water between visits from a service technician or trips to their pool supplies store. Instructions are written in clear, nontechnical terms and include pictograms for ease of use. English, French, and Spanish versions are available in case packs of twelve (K-1001-12, K-1001F-12, K-1001S-12).
  • S-1335
    7-Way Test Strips for Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine/Bromine, pH, Alkalinity, Hardness, CYA (50 per bottle)...

  • 7-Way: free chlorine 0–10 ppm, total chlorine 0–10 ppm, total bromine 0–20 ppm, pH 6.4–8.4, total alkalinity 0–240 ppm, total hardness 0–800 ppm, and cyanuric acid 0–300 ppm. 7-Way test strips, Taylor’s most comprehensive, can measure the myriad of parameters needed to determine water balance. Labels provide the ideal ranges generally accepted in the pool/spa industry for ease of use. Our newly developed test strips make testing and maintaining balanced water easier than ever. The unique shake-to-dispense lid design prevents degradation from air and moisture ensuring a 24-month shelf life. Also available in a case pack of twelve (S-1335-12).