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    New pool - guidance on test kit

    I recently ordered the TF-100 kit but then realized I should have asked for a little guidance first. The pool which is still being built will be SWA. Is there any additional items I should have ordered to support a SWA pool? The kit came with R0011L which is in a container marked "chlorine only". Will I use this or not?

    After watching the instruction videos I will be ordering the speedstir device.
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    Re: New pool - guidance on test kit

    I cant remember off hand exactly why, but you only want to do the FAS-DPD test in the "chlorine only" vial, and do the TA and CH tests in the other one.

    With a SWG, you'll need salt test strips, but that's about the only thing I can think of.
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    Re: New pool - guidance on test kit

    Yes, you will use it because your SWG will make Chlorine. You will be testing for it so that's why. It is actually a test vial that is marked Chlorine only. The R0011L is a testing reagent for Calcium. Perhaps down the line you'll want a salt test kit, but the TF-100 has all you'll need really. Good choice on the stirrer, you'll never regret it.
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    Re: New pool - guidance on test kit

    The "chlorine only" cylinder and the R-0011L inside it are completely unrelated.

    I suggest you get a sample of your fill water or tap water and sit at a table and perform the tests one at a time. It'll make it a lot easier when you begin to fill you pool. You were not premature on getting a precision test kit.

    You will know exactly what to add even befor your poll is filled to the top. You are w-a-a-ay ahead of the game.
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    Re: New pool - guidance on test kit

    Thanks for the guidance. I guess I'm use to flying Southwest Airlines (SWA) versus discussing a SWG.
    34'x22', depths 3.5 x 5.5 x 3.5; ~9' spa, Walnut Travertine coping, Quartzscape;
    Equipment: 2hp Jandy pump, water feature pump, Jandy DE Filter, 400k BTU heater, Jandy AquaPure PLC1400 Salt System;
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/80544338@N00/sets/72157641144436833/

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