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    Finally ordered my test kit!

    So far we've been filtering our water a few days and vacuuming/skimming diligently and I've blindly added a couple jugs of bleach. It's gone from mosquito and frog infested to clearish mint green. No more bugs, clear surface but can only see about 2 feet down. This is our first time having a pool and we didn't properly winterize it (hubby went by pool stores suggestion and put who knows WHAT in it in the fall..and after a bunch of leaves had probably already gotten in it)

    We have scooped a ton of leaves out and I think have most of them now, but are diligently continuing to vacuum.

    Anyway - hubby wasn't keen on spending the $ on a test kit. I told him we'd check at Walmart for their kit. We checked three stores and everyone just had the 3 way; even checked a few pool stores and their selection was even WORSE..only strips. He finally agreed to order the kit but kept saying "why won't the 3 way work? That's what everyone sells!" sigh....

    Tried to explain the whole chlorine/cya concept but it's over his head. Can't wait to get my kit and prove to him I was right lol!

    Guess I have a few days to re-read pool school another 10x!
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    Re: Finally ordered my test kit!

    Good for you

    It is a great feeling when you water is sparkling like diamonds and you know it is balanced and perfectly safe.

    Only a good test kit can put you in control of it
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    Re: Finally ordered my test kit!

    Along with the test kit if you can, I would pick up the magnetic stirrer from the website. It makes testing so much easier and I actually have fun doing it.

    http://tftestkits.net/SpeedStir-Magneti ... r-p56.html

    If you do decide to get it you will not regret it. It makes the CH and TA test so much easier.
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    Re: Finally ordered my test kit!

    Quote Originally Posted by mynewpool
    I would pick up the magnetic stirrer from the website. It makes testing so much easier and I actually have fun doing it.
    If you do decide to get it you will not regret it. .
    Couldn't agree more!
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    Re: Finally ordered my test kit!

    That's great! My hubby was up for ordering one after he couldn't find one anywhere either. It is very nice to have and to know everything in your pool is just right.
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    Re: Finally ordered my test kit!

    Thank goodness for the internet and not having to rely on local resources! I can see why people say pools are so much work...the tools they need aren't available! I think this website is perfect for my type A personality! hehe
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