So I was way too excited to get my TF-100 and speedstir in the mail yesterday. I didn't have time to test yesterday evening but I did today.
By some luck, having used dip strips since we bought the house/pool a year ago, everything is in pretty good shape! I figured it couldn't be too bad because the water is crystal clear. The down side to water this clear is that people can see every spec of dirt on the bottom of the pool when I haven't vacuumed in a while!
Thanks to the knowledge I have gained on here in the last year, this newbie has been able to keep a pool in good shape even without good testing! But now I KNOW the water is in good shape!