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    Test kit for salt water

    New pool guy here. I've read through pool school and I'm going to order a tf-100 kit tomorrow. Now should I spend the extra on the Taylor salt test kit over the test strips?

    I've had my pool open for two months now and was getting by with test strips but I'm now having a slight green tint. By reading I belive it's metal and high pH combo. I filled with city water but our water is very hard here.

    I've lowered the pH a little but want to be able to post up here with solid numbers.

    So should I splurge for the more expensive salt test?

    Second question is what is a decent bang for the buck vacuum? Now that im not running the cartridge filter this year I want a better vacuum. The cheap hose operated one is absolute junk.
    16x48 Intex 5100 gallons
    Hydrotools sand filter and 1/3hp pump
    Intex eco 8110 salt water system

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    Re: Test kit for salt water

    Absolutely! I swear by the accuracy of the Taylor K-1766 salt test. Salt test strips have never been worth a darn for me. Go ahead an get online to TFTestkits.net now and order the TF-100 along with the Salt kit and it will be on your doorstep by Tue or Wed I bet!! They ship from NC.

    Skippy and I love the PoolBlaster Max, rechargeable pool vac.
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    Re: Test kit for salt water

    tf-100 is on order with the salt water kit aswell.

    Looking at vacuums now. trying to find bang for the buck...
    16x48 Intex 5100 gallons
    Hydrotools sand filter and 1/3hp pump
    Intex eco 8110 salt water system

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    Re: Test kit for salt water

    trying to decide between the poolbaster max for 148 or the Water Tech Pool Blaster Catfish for 99.
    16x48 Intex 5100 gallons
    Hydrotools sand filter and 1/3hp pump
    Intex eco 8110 salt water system

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    Re: Test kit for salt water

    Does the Catfish recharge like the PoolBlasterMax does? If the CF uses batteries, I'd definitely go for the PBM.
    My Amazon Smile for November12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
    Our pool build--> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard Skippy's Cheap Pool Cooler -->Skippy's New Fountain

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    Re: Test kit for salt water

    Cat fish is chargeable and is on order. Here's some number updates!

    Total chlorine 7
    Free chlorine 6.5
    Combined chlorine .5
    Calcium hardness 150
    Total alkalinity 310
    Cya 50
    Salt content 2200
    16x48 Intex 5100 gallons
    Hydrotools sand filter and 1/3hp pump
    Intex eco 8110 salt water system

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