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    Test kit for SWG

    So we are opening our pool tomorrow and I just realized I haven't bought a kit. I know there is one here from the former owners but they used chlorine tablets. I'm assuming I need something else for SWG?


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    Re: Test kit for SWG

    You need a conventional test kit and your choice of salt tests.

    You can bundle them and save some $$$ here: TFTestkits.net
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    Re: Test kit for SWG

    If you do not know the age or how the old test kit was stored ... I would chuck it and start fresh.

    Highly recommend the TF-100 from tftestkit.net ... which is for any pool. For a SWG, it is just a good idea to add a salt test. I prefer the Taylor drop-based salt test over the strips.
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    Re: Test kit for SWG

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    If you do not know the age or how the old test kit was stored ... I would chuck it and start fresh.

    Highly recommend the TF-100 from tftestkit.net ... which is for any pool. For a SWG, it is just a good idea to add a salt test. I prefer the Taylor drop-based salt test over the strips.
    Is this the one I want?
    http://tftestkits.net/K-1766-Taylor-Salt-Test-p31.html
    -Emily

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    Re: Test kit for SWG

    That is the salt test I use, yes.
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