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    New pool, first time pool owner

    Hi,
    I am Manfred from Delray Beach, FL. I had a new pool installed that finished construction in September of 2015. I have been learning about pool equipment and pool chemistry like drinking from a water hose, as the pool builder was not much of help, never got the promised pool school from them. However, thanks to the Internet and forums like this, I consider myself much more advanced now. I do like my Hayward Omnilogic system, as I can check on my pool and control it from anywhere.
    The pool has a salt system, so I can control the chlorine level also from my iPhone.
    I am doing all the water testing myself now, also compare what results the pool stores come up with. We have Leslie's and Pinch a Penny nearby.
    i am eager to learn about the best test kits around, as I am currently can only measure chlorine, pH and TA. For CYA and CH I currently rely on the pool store but want to do it myself in the future.
    Inground pool with Spa 10,600 gal Diamond Brite finish. Hayward Omnilogic control. I use my iPhone to control pool functions.

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    Re: New pool, first time pool owner

    Pool School - Test Kits Compared

    Look no further. Welcome to the forum!

    Get one of those and STOP comparing to pool store results.
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    Re: New pool, first time pool owner

    Yea, pool store results are notoriously inaccurate - even the same sample to the same store can have varying results

    I would be kinda glad the builder never gave you a pool school - now you don't have to unlearn inaccuate information. The science behind TFP is proven and really is easy to understand once you wrap your head around it.

    Anyway, welcome to TFP!
    - Matrioux

    2007 18K pebble IG pool - Wincor Pool Systems automation & SWG (under development) - DE Jandy DEL60 Filter - Jandy 1HP Pump - TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: New pool, first time pool owner

    Welcome to TFP!

    I've been using a TF100 from TFTestkits.net for many years. Best kit out there.

    Start here for learning about manahing your water, Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
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    Re: New pool, first time pool owner

    TF-100 and Speed Stir! It won't let you down.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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    Re: New pool, first time pool owner

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Welcome to TFP!

    I've been using a TF100 from TFTestkits.net for many years. Best kit out there.

    Start here for learning about manahing your water, Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    Thank you, I will order a Testkit!
    Inground pool with Spa 10,600 gal Diamond Brite finish. Hayward Omnilogic control. I use my iPhone to control pool functions.

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    Re: New pool, first time pool owner

    Welcome to TFP!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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