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    Test kits

    Hi, I am new to the pool world, I have found it very overwhelming. We purchased an above ground pool and I purchase a 5 way test kit. I am looking for an user friendly test kit not strips that has everything In need in way. It is a saltwater pool.

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    Re: Test kits

    Hi! You sure have found the right place to have a Trouble Free Pool. We can teach you how to take care of your pool!

    Can you do something for me? It will REALLY help us help you. Put your pool details in your signature-settings (upper right), edit signature (middle left). Put in size of pool and what equipment you have- pump size and filter size and kind.

    Once we know this info we can REALLY get you going!

    Kim
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    Re: Test kits

    Welcome to TFP!

    I have used the TF-100 to maintain my saltwater pool for 4 years now. It is the best and most complete test kit value out there. I buy mine from TFTestkits.net.
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    Re: Test kits

    TF-100 has everything you need for testing yourself. There is a link in my signature. When I first got to this site, I thought upwards of $70 was pretty expensive for a testing kit, but it will truly save you $100s ($1000s over time) in largely useless chemicals from a pool store.
    Chris
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    Re: Test kits

    Thanks you all. I am ordering the tf100. I decided not to do anything with chemicals until I get the kit. I also need to educate myself on the proper way to post in forums. I didn't mean to hijack someone else's. So sorry
    Above ground intex 24x 52 Swg with sand filter pump. Well water. New started the end of May. 11,600 gallons. Test kit TF100

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    Re: Test kits

    Good job on getting the test kit on the way.

    For posting on TFP (some forums have different ways of doing things) you start your own thread. You keep all of your questions in that thread. That helps us read and know the whole story of the pool and what has been done to it.

    Lets do this-hop over to "Just Getting Started" and start a thread there. Just Getting Started Tell us of any questions you have as well as any problems you might be having.

    When you get your test kit put that in your signature.

    Kim
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    Re: Test kits

    Excellent decision on TF-100
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