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    New to Pools

    Hey all-

    Just joined the group. I have no idea on how to care or maintain for a pool, but we are in the process of having one installed now. Everything should be done in 2-3 weeks time. Looking forward to learning the process and how to maintain a salt water pool system.

    Thank you!
    Doug

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    Re: New to Pools

    Welcome. Pool School is your friend.
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    Re: New to Pools

    Welcome, Doug!

    You've got ample time to prepare, so order up a proper test kit now and have it waiting.

    And we like pictures. Posting Photo's Tutorial

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    Re: New to Pools

    Richard-

    Thank you for the advice. However, how and where do I get one? How do I know it's proper? Is there one specific for Salt?
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    Re: New to Pools

    Quote Originally Posted by dougshea View Post
    Richard-

    Thank you for the advice. However, how and where do I get one? How do I know it's proper? Is there one specific for Salt?
    Best kit bar none is the TF100. It uses the same reagents as the Taylor K-2006 but in more realistic quantities. And new this year, it comes with a bottle of CYA standard, so you can calibrate your eyes and your testing procedure to a known value before you check the pool CYA. You can also get the salt strips or drop kit at the same place. And nobody who has bought a speedstir regrets it.

    And now... the link.

    I just spared you having to read Pool School - Test Kits Compared
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    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: New to Pools

    Thank you very much Richard!! I just ordered it right now along with the salt strips. Funny whenever I see CYA I think of the other meaning of that acronym. Ha!! Again really appreciate the guidance.
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