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    Hello - CaveDiver from Ontario...

    Hi Everyone,

    I've been a loooooong time lurker, reading new posts every other day for quite some time now... I figured it was time I actually said "hello" and introduced myself.

    It all started a couple of years ago when I my wife and I moved into a house with a larger lard. We've always wanted a pool - I'm an active SCUBA diver (primarily cavediving in Florida/Mexico, and technical diving in Canada). Meanwhile my wife is a Paramedic (with a lifeguarding background) - Our kids are therefore drawn to water like fish!! In my day-to-day life (aka - my "job"), I work for an electrical engineering company that is specializing in VFD's for HVAC and municipal pumping... I am not a P.Eng, but the boots on the ground that commisison, service, and train with the end users...

    Like most lurkers who have been following the struggles of others, I feel that I have learned a ton of valuable information from the forum - Thank you for being such a great resource!!

    We hope to be starting an 18x36 inground rectangle later this summer (once the water table recedes a bit, and things dry up). To include a SWG, Automation, Solar and NG Heat, etc... I will post details at a later date in another thread, and won't forget to post pictures of progress - Cause we all know everyone likes build pictures

    I do have one request... Without trying to get any one in trouble...
    Being that we live in Canada, I cannot seem to get my hands on a TF-100 test kit - Would anyone from the US be willing to ship one to my if I were to pay them via PayPal for the kit, and provide my UPS account for the shipping???? Please PM me, as I don't want to create any problems. I have priced out the K2006 kits in Canada, and can't justify the additional costs without first at least asking the above question...

    ...Anyway, looking forward to many more informative posts, and others builds!!

    Thanks for having me - John
    Assembly stage of:
    18x36 DIY IG - SWG - Pro-Logic P4 - Hayward Universal 12V LED - ClearDeck Inground Solar Cover System - 2 Skimmers, 5 Returns + 2 Step Returns - 400BTU Hayward NG Heater - 1.5HP Hayward TriStar 2sp Pump - 30" Hayward Sand Filter - 280sq/ft Enersol Solar Heating - Solid Safety Cover with mesh drains - 30mil TideWater Liner - - TF100 - 20'x30' Pool House/Dog House :)

    New Lowell, Ontario, Canada.

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    Re: Hello - CaveDiver from Ontario...

    http://tftestkits.net/ can't ship to you?
    Arvil, 30ft round, 21k gal, AG/vinyl(2003), StaRiteIII hp cartridge 150ft, Polaris65.
    6/30, Temp83F (28.3C), pH 7.8, FC 2.8 ppm, CC 0 ppm, TA 100, CH 80, CYA 40, -B4O7 30, CSI-0.17.

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    Re: Hello - CaveDiver from Ontario...

    Quote Originally Posted by arvil
    http://tftestkits.net/ can't ship to you?
    I don't know if it's a matter of "can't", or if "won't" is more appropriate... I really wish they could/wound - I'd like to support the TFP community sponsors...

    My only known option at this point is to try the essentially similar Taylor K-2006 at Piscines-Apollo Pools, but it's $123...
    http://piscines-apollo.com/cubecart/tes ... -2006.html

    It's kinda my fall back position if no one shows interest in my offer of buying and UPS'ing to me on my account.

    Another option is possibly https://www.kinek.com/ where I can get a US shipping address... but then I still have to drive three hours each way to a border town and pick up the shipment.
    Assembly stage of:
    18x36 DIY IG - SWG - Pro-Logic P4 - Hayward Universal 12V LED - ClearDeck Inground Solar Cover System - 2 Skimmers, 5 Returns + 2 Step Returns - 400BTU Hayward NG Heater - 1.5HP Hayward TriStar 2sp Pump - 30" Hayward Sand Filter - 280sq/ft Enersol Solar Heating - Solid Safety Cover with mesh drains - 30mil TideWater Liner - - TF100 - 20'x30' Pool House/Dog House :)

    New Lowell, Ontario, Canada.

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    Re: Hello - CaveDiver from Ontario...

    Quote Originally Posted by cavediver
    I don't know if it's a matter of "can't", or if "won't" is more appropriate...
    Trust me that it's a matter of can't. They would ship it to you if they could. It has to do with international shipping AND Taylors exclusive distributorship in Canada.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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    Re: Hello - CaveDiver from Ontario...

    From my research there is only 1 distributor in Canada, piscines-apollo.com sells them but, I agree, they are expensive compared to the US.
    We don't like having too much competition up here
    20' X 54" Sharkline Matrix Resin AGP, 9400 Gallons, Sta-Rite 1 HP Dynamo Pump, 150 lb Pentair Sand Filter, Gorilla Pad,
    Foam Cove, Taylor K-2006 kit, BBB method, 8'X20' Fafco Sunsaver Hard Plumb, DIY Fountain, Margarittaville Fiji


    My Build: one-man-one-pool-and-one-deck-agp-pics-t37172.html
    My Build 'To-Do' List for other DIY'ers: my-pool-build-list-t40249.html?hilit=list

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