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    Testing tap water

    I have the TF100 kit but have not yet tested my tap water but I just drained my spa so need to find a starting point. Is there any special instructions, i.e. is water temperature important? Also, how do I have find out if there are metals in my tap water?

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    -Drew
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    Re: Testing tap water

    Water should be room temperature, although does not affect much.

    Have a pool store test for metals. Kits are expensive and not needed often.

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    Re: Testing tap water

    thanks
    -Drew
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    Re: Testing tap water

    If I was on municipal water, I wouldn't go to much trouble to do a metal test...........if you have metals, it is almost always because you are using a well.
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    Re: Testing tap water

    okay... I won't worry about it but if I get a chance I might see if the pool store will test a sample for metals.
    -Drew
    16,000 gal, Indoor, fiberglass, sand

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