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    Newbie questions

    I will be moving into a house with a pool in nice condition.

    Do I just need the TF100 or TF100XL?
    Is the Speedstir a necessity?
    Should I start ordering bleach, borax and baking soda to have on hand?

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    Re: Newbie questions

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolStudent View Post
    I will be moving into a house with a pool in nice condition.

    Do I just need the TF100 or TF100XL?
    Is the Speedstir a necessity?
    Should I start ordering bleach, borax and baking soda to have on hand?
    Get the XL. The other reagents are easy to find in stores if you suddenly run out, but not the powder. Get it now, save shipping.

    Speedstir is not necessary, but nobody who owns one regrets buying it. I use mine for every test but pH.

    Don't order anything until you have test results and know what you need. Not everyone needs borax or baking soda. I've never added either to my pool. You will need bleach, but it deteriorates with time, so you don't want to stockpile too much in advance. If you're moving in next week, then sure, buy a couple cases if you see a sale somewhere. Don't stockpile it by the pallet.
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    Re: Newbie questions

    Just ordered my kit and donated to the site. Thanks for the help

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    Re: Newbie questions

    Did you donate first? Because that gets you a discount on the test kit

    One you get your code, email it to tftestkits and they will likely honor it
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