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    Hello from England

    Hi all,

    A quick hello and thank you from the UK. I recently moved to a house with a pool, a bit rare in the UK, and have had a bit of a steep learning curve but with the help of the threads here I'm (hopefully) getting there.

    Many thanks again,

    Nick

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    Re: Hello from England

    Hello Nick, and welcome! Very happy you found us here. Lots of great people who enjoy helping other pool owners, so visit any time. Take notes of the links in our signatures as they will help give you some vital information as well.

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    Re: Hello from England

    You may not be able to get a TFTestkits TF-100 or Taylor K-2006 kit where you live (I presume shipping there from here will be awfully expensive), but I believe you should be able to find a Palintest SP 315C that will be almost good enough (it's similar to a Taylor K-2005). If you find one, then you can ask Palintest if they can also get you their SP 300 FAS-DPD chlorine test that they (used to) sell in the U.S. though this might be discontinued. I've just E-mailed Palintest to see what's up with their kits since Taylor isn't available in many countries overseas.
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    Re: Hello from England

    I think this is the most recent thread. Keep us updated what you find. Test kits in the UK

    Also, if there are any farm supply stores around, they probably sell high-strength Sodium Hypochlorite as dairy barn sanitizer. Look for Red Label Hypochlorite. As long as the ingredients are only sodium hypochlorite, sodium hydroxide (lye) and water, it's the stuff you want.
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    Re: Hello from England

    Very interesting Richard. In my hunt for high test ch I never considered the ag angle. Learn something new every day.


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    Re: Hello from England

    Hi UKnick. I'm also in Hampshire, let me know if you are interested in getting one of the test kits recommended, i have a friend in the US and can get it hand carried over in August.
    Chris - Annika's papa

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    Re: Hello from England

    Welcome Nick!

    The curve isn't too bad to get over, I promise. Read the fundamentals first (ABCs) and work from there. We are here to help when you have questions.
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    Re: Hello from England

    Thank you all and my apologies for not replying sooner, it has been a bit busy recently.

    Well I'm certainly learning. I've done the dreaded sand change on my filter, changed the spider gasket and gone from green to blue but I think the multi port needs a new spring.

    I like the look of those test kits, I'll certainly look into them. Chris (AnnikaF) guess what I'm also in Southampton so I'll probably take you up on your kind offer. Must dash as my daughter is about to launch into the pool.

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