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    Which test kit??

    Not sure which test kit to get. I know I'll want a speed-stir but what else? Contractor said he might start our install and deck build next week
    I plan to use the TFP method.

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    Re: Which test kit??

    Guess I should of said I plan to get the TF-100, Speedstir, and Taylor K-1766. I'm questioning whether I need the Borates and AquaCheck Salt tests.
    15'x30'x52Ē 12K gallon Wilbar Discovery/Innovation Resin AGP buried 2í w/ wood deck. Hard plumbed Pentair 1.5HP 2SP Dynamo pump, Pentair SD40 sand filter, Pentair iCHLOR 30 SWG
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    Re: Which test kit??

    K-1766, TF100, and a speed stir and don't look back.

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    Borates--not unless you decide to add them. No strips.
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    Re: Which test kit??

    What the heck is a speed stir and why do I want/need one?

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    Re: Which test kit??

    You want one cuz it's really cool and you feel like a mad scientist. It's basically a magnetic pill at the bottom of your tester that spins with the battery powered rotating magnet.

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    Re: Which test kit??

    Your best deal by far is a Bundle Package at TFTestkits. Thr TF100 is the best value for the dollar.
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    Re: Which test kit??

    Quote Originally Posted by aralph View Post
    What the heck is a speed stir and why do I want/need one?

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    Using the Speed Stir, my FC test consistently clocks in half a point lower than by swizzling the tube. Easier to concentrate on counting drops on tests requiring more and for a SLAM.
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    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
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    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

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