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    wait on taylor test kit?

    Hi everyone, I'm Julie.

    My husband and I are installing a 21' round AGP. We've built a fence, have gotten electrical done and have leveled a 23' circle in our yard. We are doing all the work by ourselves, learning as we go along. Now we have 4 days of rain in the forecast. Hopefully by next week we can put the pool up. All this pool stuff is very new to us and we are abit overwhelmed.

    We live near Waterloo, Canada. I'm interested in the BBB method to save money and have a trouble free pool. I've tried to find reasonably priced Taylor test kits here in Canada but what I've found is the K-2005C for $238 and the the Taylor 2006 for over $400.

    We are planning a roadtrip to Florida in November. Does it make sense to do pool store chemicals for one summer and pick up a taylor test kit in Florida. Are the test kits easy to find?

    Thanks for your help
    21' 54" Round AG, 10K gallons,1HP 2 speed pump, Sand filter 200lb
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    Re: wait on taylor test kit?

    Welcome to TFP.

    One summer of pool store chemicals can get your CYA too high. The good kits aren't often available in stores, although your odds would probably be better in Florida.
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    Apollo Pools is a Taylor retailer for Canada and they have the K-2006 for $143.50 Canadian! Paul is one of our members and a great guy!
    http://piscines-apollo.com/english_taylor.htm

    Seriously consider getting one of their magnetic stirrers also!
    http://piscines-apollo.com/english_stirrer.htm

    Read my review of it here
    portable-magnetic-stirrer-from-apollo-pools-t1489.html

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    Re: wait on taylor test kit?

    where are you going in florida? I had no luck finding it here, but I did buy one online and return it to my local store cause I got sick of waiting for it to ship. I ordered a TF-100 in the meantime and it got here before the k-2006.
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    We will be in the orlando and Fort lauderdale areas.

    Thanks for the apollo pools link. Will look into it.
    21' 54" Round AG, 10K gallons,1HP 2 speed pump, Sand filter 200lb
    Have had a sparkling BBB pool all summer....

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    I have taken the plunge and the 2006 has been ordered from Apollo pools. I'm not sure how long it will take to ship. It says by expresspost....but if we get our pool up on Monday and filled by Tuesday....what do I do between then and receiving the kit?
    21' 54" Round AG, 10K gallons,1HP 2 speed pump, Sand filter 200lb
    Have had a sparkling BBB pool all summer....

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    Re: wait on taylor test kit?

    Margaritas?

    Seriously, nothing's going to happen in such a short time that can't be corrected quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aqualicious
    We will be in the orlando and Fort lauderdale areas.

    Thanks for the apollo pools link. Will look into it.
    I lived in Ft. Laud. for many years until moving to the Oldest City about 5 years ago. If you get the chance drive up to St. Augustine. It's only about 2 hours from Orlando (if you are going to be visiting Mickey Rat ) The history here is incredible and so are the ghost tours! You can even get a glass of water at the REAL Fountain of Youth that was discovered by Ponce de Leon! I came up here on vacation to go camping in Anastasia State park in 2003 and fell in love with it. (Fort Lauderdale had become too yuppified and they built too many high rises downtown for my liking. Anyway, the town was NOT the same after they got rid of Spring Break! Big Mistake, IMHO.) I said I would be living here within a year. I closed on my hours in the Vilano Beach/North Beach area 13 months later! It's certainly worth the day trip from Orlando to check out the New World's Oldest City!

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    Thanks for the info waterbear. I will look into it.
    21' 54" Round AG, 10K gallons,1HP 2 speed pump, Sand filter 200lb
    Have had a sparkling BBB pool all summer....

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    Wow! I ordered the kit yesterday afternoon and guess what was waiting for me at home today? My kit....and the pool is not even up yet.

    I must say that was super fast service from Apollo Pools.
    21' 54" Round AG, 10K gallons,1HP 2 speed pump, Sand filter 200lb
    Have had a sparkling BBB pool all summer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by aqualicious
    Wow! I ordered the kit yesterday afternoon and guess what was waiting for me at home today? My kit....and the pool is not even up yet.

    I must say that was super fast service from Apollo Pools.
    Told you they were the ones to order from!

    Did you get the magnetic stirrer also?
    It's worth every penny!

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    I did not get the stirrer. The budget as this point is stretched to the limit. Am I not able to stir and swirl myself?
    21' 54" Round AG, 10K gallons,1HP 2 speed pump, Sand filter 200lb
    Have had a sparkling BBB pool all summer....

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    Re: wait on taylor test kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by aqualicious
    I did not get the stirrer. The budget as this point is stretched to the limit. Am I not able to stir and swirl myself?
    You are but using a magnetic stirrer really does make the testing go faster and easier. It's a worthwhile investment once the budget permits!
    Once you get familiar with the forum you will find out that I am one of the first ones to call a dubious product snake oil but when something works I really endorse it. The stirrer works!

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