The Taylor #2 Phosphate Reagent (R-0981-A) is a specialized chemical solution designed for accurate phosphate testing in swimming pools and spas. Phosphate levels are a crucial aspect of water chemistry maintenance, as high phosphate concentrations can contribute to poor water quality, algae growth, and reduced effectiveness of pool sanitizers. This reagent allows pool and spa owners, service professionals, and technicians to precisely measure phosphate levels for effective water management.

Key Features:

  • Phosphate Testing: The reagent is specifically formulated for testing phosphate levels, helping you monitor and control the concentration of this common pool contaminant.
  • 0.75 oz Bottle: This bottle typically contains 0.75 ounces (22 ml) of the reagent solution, providing sufficient quantity for multiple tests, making it a cost-effective choice.
  • Accurate Measurement: Taylor is known for producing high-quality testing reagents, ensuring reliable and precise results for phosphate testing.
  • Easy to Use: Conducting phosphate testing using this reagent is straightforward, typically involving mixing the reagent with a water sample and observing color changes.
  • Water Quality Maintenance: Managing phosphate levels is vital for maintaining water quality and clarity while reducing the risk of algae outbreaks in swimming pools and spas.
  • Versatile Application: The reagent is suitable for various pool types, including chlorine, bromine, and saltwater systems.
  • Convenient Size: The compact size of the bottle makes it easy to store and transport for on-site water testing.


  1. Collect a water sample from your pool or spa using a suitable container.
  2. Follow the instructions provided on the product label or in your phosphate testing kit for conducting the test, which typically involves adding the Taylor #2 Phosphate Reagent to the water sample.
  3. Mix the reagent thoroughly with the water sample as directed in the testing procedure.
  4. Observe any color changes in the water sample according to the test instructions.
  5. Compare the test results to the provided color chart or scale to determine the phosphate concentration in your pool or spa water.
  6. Based on the measurement, take necessary actions to adjust phosphate levels if they fall outside the desired range for your specific pool type.

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