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    Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    Does anyone have experience using the Speedstir magnetic stirrer? Is it just a gimmick or does it really help? Would appreciate any feedback from someone who has tried it.

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    Rich
    18x36 IG 26,000 gal, Vinyl Liner, 24" Sand filter Hayward S224T, Jandy AE3000 heatpump and 1.5 HP SuperPump. Circupool RJ45 SWG

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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    Buy one, you will love it. I makes testing so much easier, and more importantly much more accurate.
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    I can not imagine NOT having one - it is that great. You will definitely love it.
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    Cant live without it
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    Wouldn't trade mine for anything! Talk about making testing easy! Buy one NOW!
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    I donít even want to think about doing a hardness test (with a high ch) manually. Get the speedstir you wonít regret it.
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    Stenner peristaltic pump model 45MPHP10, 15 gal storage tank. TF 100 with Speed Stir.

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    It makes testing a breeze! It is my favorite pool toy.
    Gunite/Plaster pool at 13k gallons. All Jandy with CL340 series cartridge filter, 1.5 HP Jandy Stealth pump. Jandy 1400 SWCG and PDA4 controller. Dual waterfalls. Polaris 280. Pool installed August 2012. Southern Louisiana. And lets not forget my trusty TF100 test kit!

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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    For tests that requires LOTS of swirling and drop counting while looking for the subtlest of chnges (i.e. the calcium hardness test), it makes things so much easier.

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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    Hi, Rich,

    DISCLAIMER - I sell it!

    I was skeptical of the darn thing for the first 6 months or more that it was available. I assumed it really had to be only for pool nerds (wait a minute....I am one so that argument didn't work ) and probably not of much real value.

    I finally broke down and got my own and I got a sheepish grin on my face during the first test.....now I knew what everyone was talking about.
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    A must have IMHO Try it, you will not regret this purchase.
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    Love mine!! Makes testing so much easier and accurate!!
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    It is really nice to have it!!!
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    I did stirring manually for about 2 seasons before I decided it was silly to not give it a try. It's definitely worth the money! The light makes it much easier to see the color and forgetting how many drops have been used is far less likely since you don't have to stir it yourself in between drops.
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    You can take mine - from my cold, dead hands.
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    Just watched this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyN5rS-WKSc

    Didn't realize you had to drop a magnet in first. Isn't that a pain to pull out and wash each time? (I know I'd lose mine, probably in the pool) I've never had a problem swirling by hand, but this gadget does look cool. I think I'd buy one at $9.99, not over $30.
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    Quote Originally Posted by tcat
    Just watched this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyN5rS-WKSc

    Didn't realize you had to drop a magnet in first. Isn't that a pain to pull out and wash each time? (I know I'd lose mine, probably in the pool) I've never had a problem swirling by hand, but this gadget does look cool. I think I'd buy one at $9.99, not over $30.
    I bought extra stirbars. When I'm all done testing, I dump things out and rinse them all. It's no big deal.

    Having a speedstir is one of those things that once you have one, you can't imagine not having one.
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    Quote Originally Posted by tcat
    I think I'd buy one at $9.99, not over $30.
    Keep it for 3 years

    I dilute the sample to rinse the tube and then cover it with my hand once the water runs clear (to catch the stir bar as I'm dumping the water). Dab the bar on a paper towel and it's ready to be put away.

    FYI -- I thought the same about spending $30, after a season and a half I figured why not. Now I wish I had never wasted my time manually stirring.
    Aaron
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    How cool is the Speedstir? I just got mine today from TFT during their Spring Sale. I used it to test my tap water for CH. And I enjoyed every second of it.
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    I'll admit that I do not use it for the most frequent testing, which is FC and pH. But I always use if for TA and CH -- it makes those so much easier. I also do not use if for CYA which is tested only every 4 to 6 weeks typically. But, given that the CH test can be so very long, well worth it for that. But, if you have a vinyl pool and don't care about CH too much, maybe you could skip that to save a few $. But, in the long run, you will wish you had it. I won mine in a forum contest, FYI.
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    Re: Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    I just bought one of these and all I can say is WOW! If you're on the fence about it, do yourself a favor and get one. It's handier than pockets on pants.
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