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    What to do while waiting for Test Kit

    I need some advice.

    I haven't opened my pool yet (new pump and equipment pad going in... long story, will post pics when done). I still have a blue tarp on it.

    I wanted to go TFPS this year, but my test kit hasn't come in yet. I don't want to wait any longer before I open the pool, and I don't want to get pool stored.

    The water is perfectly clear, but with this weather it might not be long.
    I was going to throw my submersible pump in just to move the water around a bit.

    Any advice on what to do until my kit arrives and I can slam?

    I was thinking of getting my water tested at the pool store then just saying thank you and leaving....

    Advice?
    18x36 extended octogon IG Vinyl, ~ 110,000L (~29,000 gal)
    Jacuzzi FM24 Sand Filter, Hayward SuperPumpII 1hp
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG - IC-40
    TF-100 Test Kit


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    Re: What to do while waiting for Test Kit

    How long until you have the kit? On a pool as large as yours as long,as you have water flow you could,add a bottle of bleach each day just to keep chlorine in the water.
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    Re: What to do while waiting for Test Kit

    Well, depends when I can cross the border to pick it up.

    18x36 extended octogon IG Vinyl, ~ 110,000L (~29,000 gal)
    Jacuzzi FM24 Sand Filter, Hayward SuperPumpII 1hp
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG - IC-40
    TF-100 Test Kit


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    Re: What to do while waiting for Test Kit

    If your filter isn't running, 1 gal bleach each day and brush to stir it up
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    Re: What to do while waiting for Test Kit

    I agree with the others, a gallon a day until you can get a test kit.
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    Re: What to do while waiting for Test Kit

    Look what came in today!


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    Jacuzzi FM24 Sand Filter, Hayward SuperPumpII 1hp
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG - IC-40
    TF-100 Test Kit


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    Re: What to do while waiting for Test Kit

    Woot!!! Feel free to play with it, but don't test CYA until it's sunny out.

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    Re: What to do while waiting for Test Kit

    Yes, we'll there's still a tarp on my pool, so gotta get that off first.

    18x36 extended octogon IG Vinyl, ~ 110,000L (~29,000 gal)
    Jacuzzi FM24 Sand Filter, Hayward SuperPumpII 1hp
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG - IC-40
    TF-100 Test Kit


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    Re: What to do while waiting for Test Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    Woot!!! Feel free to play with it, but don't test CYA until it's sunny out.
    I already tested out the sample sizer and speed stir. I showed my wife. She was... Unimpressed.

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    Jacuzzi FM24 Sand Filter, Hayward SuperPumpII 1hp
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG - IC-40
    TF-100 Test Kit


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    Re: What to do while waiting for Test Kit

    She will be impressed eventually. There's nothing like a sparkling pool to impress the ladies!

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    Re: What to do while waiting for Test Kit

    Lol, I can hear it now "yes... The pool looks great, but can't you just stir it yourself?"

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    Jacuzzi FM24 Sand Filter, Hayward SuperPumpII 1hp
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG - IC-40
    TF-100 Test Kit


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    Re: What to do while waiting for Test Kit

    Funny! I don't have a speed stir and when the hubby watches me test, he always suggests that there must be an easier way to do the mixing....

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    Re: What to do while waiting for Test Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    Funny! I don't have a speed stir and when the hubby watches me test, he always suggests that there must be an easier way to do the mixing....
    And that right there explains everything.

    18x36 extended octogon IG Vinyl, ~ 110,000L (~29,000 gal)
    Jacuzzi FM24 Sand Filter, Hayward SuperPumpII 1hp
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG - IC-40
    TF-100 Test Kit


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    Re: What to do while waiting for Test Kit

    Let her try it with the swirl.... It is humorous to watch someone swirl the first time. Sometimes their hips even do a little dance. It takes a LOT of practice to swirl and drop and count and swirl!

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