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    Greeting from the Redneck Riviera, LA or the Beautiful Panhandle of FL's Gulf Coast

    New to the Forum and Pool Ownership. So I'll be looking for a lot of help. First, things first - need a good (comprehensive)test kit for salt water pool, if anyone has any suggestions. (When a youngster life-guarding and maintaining pools, it was a chemistry test kit. I'm sure much has changed.) Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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    Re: Greeting from the Redneck Riviera, LA or the Beautiful Panhandle of FL's Gulf Coa

    You can get the Cadillac test which is the TF-100 from TFTestkits.net. It costs about $68 but will save you *hundreds* because it will help you avoid buying all the costly chemicals that the pool store would like you to buy.

    If you become a TFPools Supporter your donation provides you with a nice discount for the test

    Oh yeah, the Taylor K-1766 Salt test kit is also available from TFTestkits. You'll need to test your salt level occasionally.
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    Re: Greeting from the Redneck Riviera, LA or the Beautiful Panhandle of FL's Gulf Coa

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Greeting from the Redneck Riviera, LA or the Beautiful Panhandle of FL's Gulf Coa

    HI almost neighbor! You will love it here at TFP.

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    Re: Greeting from the Redneck Riviera, LA or the Beautiful Panhandle of FL's Gulf Coa

    Welcome to TFP!

    We'll turn you into a pool genius! Navarre has a nice beach!

    You can add your pool info to your signature so we can better help you. More here, Pool School - Read This Before You Post
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    Re: Greeting from the Redneck Riviera, LA or the Beautiful Panhandle of FL's Gulf Coa

    Thank you, Skippy..!

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    Thank you, Texas (Pat)..!
    Gratefully submitted,
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    Re: Greeting from the Redneck Riviera, LA or the Beautiful Panhandle of FL's Gulf Coa

    Thank you, Kim..!

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    Thank you, Pooldv..! (Let's shoot for a more realistic goal, like "Pool - Not So Stupid"..!)
    Gratefully submitted,
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    Re: Greeting from the Redneck Riviera, LA or the Beautiful Panhandle of FL's Gulf Coa

    Quote Originally Posted by Pool_Idiot View Post
    Thank you, Kim..!

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    Thank you, Pooldv..! (Let's shoot for a more realistic goal, like "Pool - Not So Stupid"..!)
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    Re: Greeting from the Redneck Riviera, LA or the Beautiful Panhandle of FL's Gulf Coa

    Welcome to TFP... I'm originally from LA. I tell people I'm from LA all the time, lol. I grew up in Ponce de Leon which is really like being in Alabama!

    I'm hoping to move back to either Navarre, Niceville or Destin once I get closer to retirement.
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    Re: Greeting from the Redneck Riviera, LA or the Beautiful Panhandle of FL's Gulf Coa

    Quote Originally Posted by Pool_Idiot View Post

    Thank you, Pooldv..! (Let's shoot for a more realistic goal, like "Pool - Not So Stupid"..!)
    LOL! We can aim lower. For now!
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    Re: Greeting from the Redneck Riviera, LA or the Beautiful Panhandle of FL's Gulf Coa

    Welcome!!!

    I think the Chamber of Commerce is trying to get us to stop calling it the Redneck Riviera. Bah, what do they know anyway?
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    Re: Greeting from the Redneck Riviera, LA or the Beautiful Panhandle of FL's Gulf Coa

    Redneck Riviera is my ole stomping grounds....itll always be called that...us rednecks will see to it!
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    Re: Greeting from the Redneck Riviera, LA or the Beautiful Panhandle of FL's Gulf Coa

    You know there is more than one Redneck Riviera...
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    Re: Greeting from the Redneck Riviera, LA or the Beautiful Panhandle of FL's Gulf Coa

    Welcome to TFP.
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