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Hi Dirk. I wanted to make sure I understood correctly. Do you recommend to fill the pool through water softener? We have water softener in our house and we are currently in the process of selecting a builder for our new pool. Every builder that I interviewed, suggested to get the water from before the water softener. I do appreciate your comment.On the topic of things you don't want to think about just now...
Consider buying your test kits now. Don't wait until the water is filling. You'll need it in hand before then, and you'll want to be comfortable using it before the water goes in. We highly recommend a couple, and you'll want a salt test kit, too. (See below.)
The other reason: to test your fill water. This will be even more obscure than the water leveler spiel. I'll spare you all the water chemistry lessons, but if your area has hard water, that can lead to a water maintenance issue, a task and an expense, that you might want to avoid. That issue can be negated by connecting your auto-leveler system to a water softener. Do you use soft water in the house by any chance? Or plan to someday? I mention this now because planning the plumbing to accomplish this is something you'd want to do while the pool and equipment pad are being built. This can be done later (as I did it), but it's a bit easier to do it now. Again, if you want more details about this, I'll be happy to expound.
I'm projecting. I learned a lot about the issues I just posted about well after the fact, costing me time and money I didn't have to spend, and sticking me with stuff I didn't want. I found TFP late in the process, so didn't have someone that explained all this to me in advance.
We have completed pool test kit reviews to show you the best option. A proper kit or test strips, which is best for you to maintain your poolwww.troublefreepool.com
You'll also need a Taylor K1766 Test Kit (for measuring salt content for your SWG) and a SpeedStir.
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