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    TF Test Kit

    We are in the process of having an 18x36, in-ground, vinyl lined pool, with SWG installed. Weather permitting, they should be done with construction at the end of the week. I have been searching and reading this site and have found a wealth of information. I am going to order a TF 100 test kit. My question is this: When using the TF 100 kit, is there still a need to have a pool store test the water, or is this kit all inclusive?

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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    Re: TF Test Kit

    Welcome to TFP!

    The TF-100 is better than what most pool stores can do except for metal testing.
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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: TF Test Kit

    When using the TF 100 kit, is there still a need to have a pool store test the water
    Actually, the opposite. You will be better informed if you will trust your own testing and do not take pool store testing seriously.

    Unless you suspect iron in your pool, the TF-100 is all inclusive.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    That's exactly what I wanted to hear. I have a good friend that has had a pool for several years. She has questioned the integrity of the local pool company and does not trust their results. I would much prefer to do my own testing.

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    Re: TF Test Kit

    If you need to test for salt, I don't think the TF-100 does that, but you can buy salt strips from TFTest Kits.
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