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Thread: Going from strips to test kit...finally

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    Going from strips to test kit...finally

    I have a 10,000 gallon in-ground pool with pebble tech and use an Aqua-Rite SWG.
    Have been using strips for past few months and have been lucky mostly. We,ve gotten some serious rain in south florida past month or so and this has thrown the pool chemistry off. CYA level was reading low according to strips, so added pool store stabilizer. Salt level was at 2400 and added salt to bring back up to 3000. Some mild green algae during this time as well. What kit is best if I want to go from strips to a test kit? Taylor or TF? About the same? Also Have some algae that has formed on shellstome/coquina coping. Any advice how to get rid of it? Heard triclor tabs might work. Any advice greatly appreciated.
    10,000 gallons
    Aqua-rite SWG

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    Jan 2009
    Cupertino, CA

    Re: Going from strips to test kit...finally

    The TF100 uses all Taylor reagents so in that respect it's the same as the Taylor kit. The difference is in price and quantity of reagents. Also Duraleigh has a well-deserved reputation for stellar customer service.
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    IG plaster pool 18.5K gal, Hayward Pro-Grid DE filter, 3/4 HP Hydramax II; Polaris 380, 3/4 HP booster
    AG spa 325 gal, probably Sundance of some kind
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Going from strips to test kit...finally

    Price, quantity & service = the TF100 from
    Do yourself and your pool a favor and order the kit ASAP. It is the best investment we made in our pool.

    We also have an article in Pool School comparing test kits.

    When you get a moment, please add your pool and equipment specs to your sig.
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    We have some articles on defeating algae in Pool School.
    Basically, raising your pool to shock level and maintaining until you meet certain criteria.
    We generally use liquid chlorine/bleach to reach shock levels.

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