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Thread: Total newb just ordered TF100 test kit-pool install soon

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    Rhode Island

    Total newb just ordered TF100 test kit-pool install soon

    Should I buy anything before having the pool filled in preparation? I'll be filling the pool with city water from a garden hose. Just wonderring what and how much(BBB supplies) I should have on hand that first day. It's a 21ftx52" above ground with a 19" 1hp sand filter. Thanks

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Total newb just ordered TF100 test kit-pool install soon

    Hey, big daddy,

    You have made a very wise choice to get your kit before the pool is filled. Here's what I suggest. When your kit comes in, open it immediately and test your fill water. It will give you practice with the tests and, importantly, it will give you the knowledge of what adjustments you'll need to make.

    Post up your test results here on this same thread and you'll get a ton of knowledgeable, greatr help. There is no need to test for chlorine or CYA. You won't have any CYA and minimal chlorine....not enough to worry about.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Total newb just ordered TF100 test kit-pool install soon

    Hey Bigdaddybry,

    Congrats on already ordering your TF100

    First day supplies? I say go ahead and get some of everything to start & some to keep in your arsenal:

    Bleach/liquid chlorine - Several jugs
    CYA - 1 jug
    Borax - 1 box
    Baking Soda - 1 bag or several 1# boxes
    Muriatic Acid - 1 gal.

    Store your bleach and your muriatic acid away from each other.

    You may or may not need some of the items, but it can be very aggravating to need one of them and not have them on hand.

    When you get a moment, please list your pool & equipment specs in your sig and your location in your profile.
    This will prevent you from having to enter it each time you post and keep us from having to find it!

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