My build was just finished and the builder contracts a local pool service company to handle the initial startup for not only the chemicals but also all of the equipment and set up. Everything is up and running with the exception of the screen logic which they are scheduled to set up next week. After finding this site and spending hours reading I am not planning to continue paying for the pool service once the initial is complete. First questions. I have a cheap test kit that was included but will be ordering a TF100 today. I notice there are a couple different option for salt, is the TF better than the Taylor or vise versa? Also, the guy with the pool service never put my salt in. He said with the weather cooling down it would make more sense to just leave the salt out until spring. Thoughts? Water temp is currently in the high 60s. We don't plan on heating the pool but we will be using the spa through the winter. Is there any advantage or disadvantage to putting the salt in now vs the spring? Thanks for the help. I'll be posting all my test readings in the next week or so and the questions will really start.