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    Test kit refills

    Anyone know where the best value refills can be found? Or is it a little early in the season? Amazon? Wait for spring sales?

    In SE Texas Iím starting to get back in to testing more regularly... but I ran out of a few things at the end of the season.....

    ...... donít shoot me, but I have been utilising a local pool store tests (just for the winter, Iím dedicated to my pool and donít trust them for any big stuff). Iíve been sticking to bleach, MA and bicarbonate of soda , but theyíve been great despite my lack of purchases and they donít even try to sell me anything these days (and they like the pool math app!)



    14-yr-old pool converted to Salt about 12 years ago. Approx 25,000 Gallons with slide, small waterfalls and spa; plaster; Jandy Pro series salt cell - just under 3-years old; Pentair Intelliflo; Pentair Clean and Clear Plus Cartridge filter reading a healthy 18PSI; Polaris 280 (a.k.a. Jasper); iAqualink

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    Re: Test kit refills

    When in doubt, I always go directly to TFTeskits.com (TF-100 link below). Rebecca runs the show for us there and does an exemplary job with pricing and expediting shipments. You can contact her directly for any reagent-specific questions or upcoming seasonal offers. Hope that helps.
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    Re: Test kit refills

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    When in doubt, I always go directly to TFTeskits.com (TF-100 link below). Rebecca runs the show for us there and does an exemplary job with pricing and expediting shipments. You can contact her directly for any reagent-specific questions or upcoming seasonal offers. Hope that helps.
    Thanks, it does.


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    Re: Test kit refills

    i think it's .net
    Also anyone know when the refills go on sale? thought it was around this time of year?
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    Re: Test kit refills

    i think it's .net
    Ha ha. Yep. I'm blaming that on being tired.

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    HAHAHAHA all good
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    Re: Test kit refills

    Quote Originally Posted by callahan3 View Post
    i think it's .net
    Also anyone know when the refills go on sale? thought it was around this time of year?
    There was a thread last week. I believe it will be after March 1 or so.
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    Awesome


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    March 1 is the sale date! Becky you better get your fingers ready!!!
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    Re: Test kit refills

    Good to know. I was going to grab a full set of refills. I also need a new whale brush. I just snapped the fin off mine tonight agitating the chlorine I added so it didn’t settle on the floor while I had my sump pump running in the deep end. Was working nice to get the water moving but then I noticed it was really easy to move and saw the fin float up to me. Lol
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    Re: Test kit refills

    Our whale brush fin broke off within the first year. It is kind of easy to knock it or bang it on the pool deck, or some such method (which is what I did), causing the fin to crack off.

    Before doing that it was great, though I agree that the smaller one is probably the better choice for most folks due to the amount of resistance created.
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    Re: Test kit refills

    Hi! about to be the owner of a brand new pool and can't wait. I am about to purchase the TF-100 test kit. With the upcoming sale on refills, do you recommend I purchase anything extra?
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    Re: Test kit refills

    Quote Originally Posted by cteal View Post
    Hi! about to be the owner of a brand new pool and can't wait. I am about to purchase the TF-100 test kit. With the upcoming sale on refills, do you recommend I purchase anything extra?
    I suggest you just get the kit for now, The refill sale (and it's a good one) happens annually just about this time. You will have all fresh chems in the TF-100 now and then replenish with fresh next year.
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    Re: Test kit refills

    Are the chemicals for TF100 and T K2006c interchangable? Forgive my naive pool question, I'm a naive newbie.
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    Re: Test kit refills

    Quote Originally Posted by cteal View Post
    Hi! about to be the owner of a brand new pool and can't wait. I am about to purchase the TF-100 test kit. With the upcoming sale on refills, do you recommend I purchase anything extra?
    I suggest you become a supporting member as seen here:

    CLICK HERE to Become a TroubleFreePool.com Supporter!!

    This will get you a discount on the test kit and a tax write off as TFP is a 503-c!

    I would get a speed stir! Those things are wonderful I am told. One day I will have one LOL

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    Re: Test kit refills

    Quote Originally Posted by ohana4 View Post
    Are the chemicals for TF100 and T K2006c interchangable? Forgive my naive pool question, I'm a naive newbie.
    Some are, some are not.

    Visit the TFTestkits.net website and there are refill packages for each test kit type.
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    Re: Test kit refills

    Quote Originally Posted by ohana4 View Post
    Are the chemicals for TF100 and T K2006c interchangable? Forgive my naive pool question, I'm a naive newbie.
    I think everything except the phenol reds for pH are interchangeable. The TF-100 uses R0014 and the K2006 uses K0004. They're both Taylor chemistry, but the concentration is different.

    The K2006 also contains a couple of tests that are not needed. The Acid and Base demand tests.

    As Kim said, if you become a supporter you can get a discount on the TF-100 which is already a better deal than the K2006C in my opinion.
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    Re: Test kit refills

    Yeah, just ordered my TF-100 refill and I used my GC and got $30 off plus the 20% discount
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    Re: Test kit refills

    Ordered my kit this morning, after 2 seasons I finally needed more reagents. Rebecca had it out the door less than 6 hours after the order even Amazon can't beat that.

    Thanks again for great service and a great product.
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    Got my order in today also, and also already received a USPS tracking number. Great work again TFT!!!

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