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    Test Kit and Optional Items

    Hi TFP Warriors,

    I have been fighting with my SWG pool for years. It has aways been a little cloudy but yesterday I noticed the water had a sour/algae smell to it. The water also felt dry and it burned my skin a little. I am going to purchase the TF-100 so I can try the BBB method but I noticed their website have a few other optional items. My question is, what else do I need other than the TF-100 kit? I want to make sure I have all the calculations needed for the recommended pool calculator website.

    Thanks for your time.
    Reese
    10k gallons, STA RITE - PXC125 cartridge filter (50 psi), inground plaster kidney-shape, Jandy AquaPure (APURE700) SWG - Miami, FL

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    Re: Test Kit and Optional Items

    you might want to get the xl option it will give you alot more reagent to do more tests........welcome to the BBB family and TFP......you won't be sorry.......Mike
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: Test Kit and Optional Items

    when you get the test kits post a complete set of test results so we may assist you with any questions you may have, also if you havent already read pool school it is in the top right of every page.....Mike
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: Test Kit and Optional Items

    I suggest adding the SpeedStir and maybe salt tests. You might order extra CYA tests and extra chlorine tests, I went though a lot of those at the start.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: Test Kit and Optional Items

    Salt test strips, if you don't already have them.

    I'd urge you to spring for the XL option, because it sounds like you're going to be starting the shock process, and that burns through a lot of the FAS-DPD reagents.

    Nobody who has bought a speedstir has posted any regrets
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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