Waiting for pool guy to install liner, pump ,filter,sag and what ever. I have been reading for a month. I think I have read just about all I can read on here. looking forward to a fun TFP. I have al ready got one of yalls test kit. I am a boiler operator in old hickory tn. So I run water test a lot in my job. I run alk at work and we run our boiler water from 350 to 650 is this the same as TA I will be testing for? On my contract with the pool guy it says water balanced . He was telling me about all of the biogard stuff he was going to put in. iI told him all I wanted was a straight salt water pool. He said he would take care of me. He was telling all I need to do once a week about shocking my pool and about a new shock he is making and selling. He all so told me the salt he will be put in my pool will have borate in it and I will have a borate pool. Dose all of this sound right? Any way sorry about the long intro. Looking forward getting to know y'all. My name is Jeff Rutledge.