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    tF100 Options?

    Buying my first TF-100 today for a new pool currently under construction. I am looking at adding the XL option. I'm kind of a nerd and see a lot of unnecessary extra testing while I am getting my bearings. I can't tell by looking at the site which of the reagents are increased with the XL option. Is that posted somewhere and I am just missing it? If not, can someone here tell me which reagents come with the XL?

    As for the SpeedStir. I brew my own beer and use a magnetic stir plate to grow brewer's yeast. Is there something special about the SpeedStir? Or would I be able to drop a 1" stir bar (I have several) in my test tube with the reagent and use that?

    Also, for the extra stir bars if I go with the speed stir, will any standard 1" stir bar work? Like I said, I have several for use with my other hobby.
    12,500 gallon, in-ground Grecian Rectangle (vinyl liner). Installed June 2014. Sand filter, SWG for chlorination. TF-100 test kit.
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    Re: tF100 Options?

    The XL comes with double the powder and drops for the FAS-DPD chlorine test. If you're clearing a swamp, you'll need it. If you're OCD, you might as well get it and save shipping later. The other reagents are readily available in local pool stores if you run out; the FAS-DPD test is almost unheard of in stores.

    If you already have the stirrer, use it. The speedstir has a lip that keeps the vial centered, that's about it. I ordered spare 8*25mm stirbars from a brewer's supply on eBay and they look exactly the same. So you're set.
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    Re: tF100 Options?

    Thanks Richard. Does the TF-100 come with a vial for test water, or is that something I would need to order separately?
    12,500 gallon, in-ground Grecian Rectangle (vinyl liner). Installed June 2014. Sand filter, SWG for chlorination. TF-100 test kit.
    Located in Edmond, OK

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    Re: tF100 Options?

    It has everything.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: tF100 Options?

    Cool. One more followup. I am installing a SWG and eventually plan to add borates to the water. Will the standard salt strips and the borate test strips be sufficient to keep track of those?
    12,500 gallon, in-ground Grecian Rectangle (vinyl liner). Installed June 2014. Sand filter, SWG for chlorination. TF-100 test kit.
    Located in Edmond, OK

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    Re: tF100 Options?

    Quote Originally Posted by JCarsten View Post
    Cool. One more followup. I am installing a SWG and eventually plan to add borates to the water. Will the standard salt strips and the borate test strips be sufficient to keep track of those?
    I have no idea. I use neither, so I don't test for them.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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