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    Soon to be new pool owner question about speed stir

    Hi All, This is my first post but I've been lurking for about a month, reading a lot of threads, reading and re-reading pool school. This is such a great site and an amazing community of knowledgeable and helpful folks. Thanks!

    In about 10 days I will be a new pool owner and I am ordering a TF-100 test kit. I'd like to get some opinions on the speed stir. Do most find it helpful or find that it's easier to just swirl the cylinder when adding the drops? I'm sure I'll have more questions once we move into the house and I get my first set of test results.
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    Soon to be new pool owner question about speed stir

    Welcome to TFP toddb !!

    The speed stir is a handy thing to have. I have one and love it. It beats swirling.

    Good job on getting one of the best test kits !!
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    Re: Soon to be new pool owner question about speed stir

    Welcome to the site and congrats on your new pool!

    The speedstir is a HUGE help on many of the tests, and a lifesaver come the calcium test. Having the sample stirred the entire test allows you to closely watch for the color changes in the water sample. For just over $30 you won't regret it one bit. Check out the video on TFTestKits page.

    http://youtu.be/4_EJknrPjYE

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    Re: Soon to be new pool owner question about speed stir

    The best way to get good consistent readings. I had mine for at least 2 years.
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    Stenner peristaltic pump model 45MPHP10, 15 gal storage tank. TF 100 with Speed Stir.

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    Re: Soon to be new pool owner question about speed stir

    I wish I had one. A few times while I was testing I was swirling the tube by hand. Guess I got a bit agressive and swirled some of the water in the tube right out of the tube. So, had to start over and do it again. A speed stir is on my 'must get' list before it gets swimming time again.
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    Re: Soon to be new pool owner question about speed stir

    Yes get one!
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    Re: Soon to be new pool owner question about speed stir

    Speedstir it is then. Thanks for the feedback everyone.
    9100 gal (est), Pebbletec, Ecomatic ESC 36 SWG.

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    Re: Soon to be new pool owner question about speed stir

    Agree, you'll love it
    12k gal Gunite/Hayward filter C5520BH with quad 33 inch filters. 2.5 hp motor. Pool is on south side, so full sun light. Spill over spa.
    Laar's heater LT250-Low NOx Gas Fired for pool/spa 250,000 BTU. Roof mount 6 panel solar system installed east/south. TF-100 test kit. May-September 100+ degrees out side.

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    Re: Soon to be new pool owner question about speed stir

    First, welcome to the forum!

    Congrats on getting started in the right direction too. Knowledge and testing is what it takes to have a perfectly balanced pool.

    Get it, and you will never regret it. A little to the cost, but a WHOLE LOT of help. All labs use similar devices when running Titrations, because they are such a tremendous help.
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    Re: Soon to be new pool owner question about speed stir

    I agree Get it as it seems you have already decided to get it.
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