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    Which options with the TF-100 should I purchase?

    Should have water in a couple weeks need to order the kit, I see there are several optional tests I can add. Do I need them? If so, which ones.

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    Re: Which options with the TF-100 should I purchase?

    The automatic stirrer - LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Which options with the TF-100 should I purchase?

    On a new fill, you likely should not need the XL option. I would highly recommend the SpeedStir. You also may want a salt test (even though you should not add salt for 30 days) ... I prefer the Taylor drop test.
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    Re: Which options with the TF-100 should I purchase?

    Speed stir is a must.

    With my new pool, I have found that I go through my phenol red (pH measurement) and CYA-measurment reagents faster than everything else. This year, I ordered an extra supply of these 2 things.
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    Re: Which options with the TF-100 should I purchase?

    SpeedStir makes testing faster, more reliable and FUN!

    Drop-based salt test for once you put salt in the pool.

    That's all you should need.
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    Re: Which options with the TF-100 should I purchase?

    Speedstir without a doubt.
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    Re: Which options with the TF-100 should I purchase?

    Like the others said, Speedstir is by far the number one must have option, distantly followed by the sample sizer, it took me 5 years of using the TF-100 before adding the sample sizer and some extra Taylor branded test tubes that you must use with it, but now I am glad I did.
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    Re: Which options with the TF-100 should I purchase?

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1 View Post
    Like the others said, Speedstir is by far the number one must have option, distantly followed by the sample sizer, it took me 5 years of using the TF-100 before adding the sample sizer and some extra Taylor branded test tubes that you must use with it, but now I am glad I did.
    I've been using a 60mL syringe (no needle of course) to draw water from the pool for my samples. Then I just squirt the required amount into the sample tubes; no mess. It holds just enough to do my three most often done tests, pH, TA, and FAS-DPD Chlorine. They hold up pretty well. I've been using the same one since 2012.
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