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    Taylor test kit question

    Hi everyone. After hanging Round the forum for a month or so. I decided to purchase the Taylor test kit TF100. I should be receiving it tomorrow. After reading some online instructions, and watching some videos, it seem pretty intimidating to me. I mean, do I have to go out side with a calculator and a pad and pencil to record these numbers and then enter into the pool calculator ? I know for the forum that thus is "the kit" but I hope it's not as hard and time consuming as it seems. Thoughts , please?
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    Re: Taylor test kit question

    I just got TF-100 perty easy. The pool calculator is in pool school and yes it is a time saver just input your numbers .
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    Re: Taylor test kit question

    It's not nearly intimidating as it first seems. You'll get it down in no time and you'll wonder what all the fuss was about.
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    Re: Taylor test kit question

    There's a sheet in the kit to record readings. In a matter of weeks, you'll know the pool's appetite and will know how much bleach raises your pool how many ppm and so on. It gets really easy. Most of the time when you go out to run the full battery of tests, you'll be able to guess what you'll see. It's when it doesn't match your guesstimate that you need to worry.
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    Re: Taylor test kit question

    I found the testing fairly easy, assuming I did everything right. I will gain faith as I do more testing and see consistency in the results.

    No record sheet in my TF100 kit received this week but I am sure I can make my own with no problem
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    Re: Taylor test kit question

    Thanks for the help everyone. One more thing; is there a specific order to test. I.E should I test cya first ? Thanks
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    Re: Taylor test kit question

    Daily testing would be FC/CC, and pH.

    Monthly testing would be TA, CH, and CYA. CYA only if you have had a significant amount of water replacement, as in 6" or more.

    At least this is how I handle my own testing.
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