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Thread: Need to order test kit...What else? Numbers Bad

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    Need to order test kit...What else? Numbers Bad

    I am planning to order the tfp100 test kit. What else should I get? We just installed a SWG, so I probably need the salt test strips.

    According to the pool store and before the SWG, this was our last test:
    0 chlorine,
    PH 8,
    Alk 160,
    Calcium 190,
    acid 5, and
    some phosphate
    New SWG is showing 2700 to 2800, we have more salt ordered.

    I have added 2 gallons of bleach 3 different times.
    Donna
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    Re: Need to order test kit...What else? Numbers Bad

    The TF100 and salt test strips are both a great idea. You might want to think about getting a bottle of borate test strips at the same time, if there is any chance you will want to end up adding borates. Ordering them now will save on shipping later if you do end up wanting them.

    You need to bring the PH down to a more reasonable level. Muriatic acid is the best thing to use for that. You can find it at most hardware stores. Your TA is somewhat high. As long as the TA is high, the PH will keep rising. Depending on how annoying the constant PH increases are, you may want to lower your TA.
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    Nevermind they were in with the refill page

    I don't see where to click and order Borate Strips on the shopping site. I did see the test kit and the salt strips.
    Thanks,
    Donna
    Donna
    18X37 Grecian Vinyl Liner, X-Stream Slide, 1 1/2HP Hayward Pump, 3/4HP Polaris Booster, AquaRite SWG, Jandy AE3000 Heat/Cool, Jandy Deck Jets, 4.0 Colorlogic Light, Polaris 280 Cleaner

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    Re: Need to order test kit...What else? Numbers Bad

    In the "order refills" tab, the borate strips are at the end of the second page. You'd think it would be up front like the salt strips...
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