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    Newbie-just ordered my TF-100

    Hello everyone. We put our pool in at the beginning of last summer. Bought one from watsons, it's a 30' round pool. I will post all of my equipment specs later. It has that Aqua smarte system on it which I now understand sucks! My daughters hair turned green and I fought my pool chemistry all summer! I turned it green a couple of times.

    After reading suggestions here I am going to go with the BBB method. I just ordered my TF-100 kit and plan to get my magnetic mixer soon. These tests make me feel more at home since I have spent much of my career as a paint process engineer which means titrating our metal pretreatment tanks on a daily basis. I tried so many of the guess strips last year, the TF-100 seems way more up my alley.

    Does it include everything I need to get started? or will I need beakers or pipettes?

    I am looking very forward to trouble free year this year! I drained my water to the the skimmer jet last year and it was pretty much at half full when I pulled the cover off, so it has over half new water to start with.

    Also, I live in a very wooded area and there are LOTS of different trees around my pool (but it gets great sunlight) so I am sure this will cause me more monitoring.

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    Re: Newbie-just ordered my TF-100

    Welcome to TFP.

    The TF-100 has everything you need. The testing is very straightforward. Although not necessary, the SpeedStir will make your results very consistent and it's just downright fun!

    Just keep reading up in Pool School, especially chemistry and post your first set of results as soon as you get your kit.

    Oh, and don't forget the Extended Test Kit Directions. They are an invaluable resource.
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    Re: Newbie-just ordered my TF-100

    Thanks for the welcome and advice, I will post my results as soon as I get the test, shipped UPS so I am hoping that is a 1 day shipment to KY from NC, which it usually is.

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    Re: Newbie-just ordered my TF-100

    It's complete.

    Once you get the speedstir, you'll want to do all your tests with it. I do. I even ordered more stirbars off ebay so I can run all the tests before I have to wash the dishes!
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    Re: Newbie-just ordered my TF-100

    I bet! I have titrated many water tanks in my past and that speed stir would have made a huge difference! I plan on buying one in a week or two, we are building a deck around the pool so funds are limited!

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    Re: Newbie-just ordered my TF-100

    Welcome to TFP.

    One thing I would recommend is that you leave the Aqua Smarte system inline. I still have mine hooked up and although I use Liquid Chlorine 95% of the time, this is a great way to help keep your pool in check if you take any vacations in the summer.

    Here's a thread last year concerning the Aqua Smarte
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