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    Overwhelmed! Got my test kit, and I am lost!

    Got the monster kit today. Excited. But I dont know where to start. I need to shock the pool OBVI. But, what level do I need to maintain for shock. (pool is light green, cant see the bottom)
    Yes, I read up on here. But, I think I am dumb when it comes to this. Maybe I should just hand it to my husband and say GOOD LUCK. But, I really wanted to be able to do this on my own.
    HELP! I only ever tested with the cheapy walmart 2 kits. And only ever saw if i needed to add chlorine. (By the way reading the instruction book, that came with the kit, was like reading stereo instruction in chinese to me. )

    BE kind and help me. I am a bit slow it seems.
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    Re: Overwhelmed! Got my test kit, and I am lost!

    Hey!

    Well, let's just go slow and do a few tests at a time. Did you get a TF-100 kit? If not, what kind?

    Find a comfortable place to sit indoors where it won't hurt if you spilll a bit of water....kitchen counter works good.

    Get you a chair and your test kit and then, using a plastic or styrofoam cup, go out to the pool and retrieve a cupful of water (reach down about a foot deep in the pool) to do the tests. Bring it inside to the counter and post back. We'll do this step by step.
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    Re: Overwhelmed! Got my test kit, and I am lost!

    Man! Just can't believe how helpful people are on this forum!! I know you must be busy Dave, but will take the time to ease this lady's mind. Mighty kind of you.
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    Re: Overwhelmed! Got my test kit, and I am lost!

    Ok all comfy, got the water. I am excited to learn how to do this. As I will need to be the tester in the mornings. I got the Taylor-K 2006 test kit!

    AWKS, you went offline
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    Using test kit: Taylor K-2006
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    Re: Overwhelmed! Got my test kit, and I am lost!

    I am PMing you my phone, call me and I'll walk you through it.
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    Re: Overwhelmed! Got my test kit, and I am lost!

    Quote Originally Posted by maryj0w
    Maybe I should just hand it to my husband and say GOOD LUCK. But, I really wanted to be able to do this on my own.
    Noooo, I thought you needed a degree when I first opened mine - only last week. It really is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Why should the husbands get all the fun.
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