Moving to house with pool in 2 weeks!


Nov 15, 2015
Midland, TX
Hey all!
I'm on here researching since we move in 2 weeks to a home with a pool, our first. We currently have arranged for a pool company to maintain for us so that it's ready the day we move in (kids will be DYING to swim!), but I was surprised at how expensive that is, and want to learn to do it myself. I'll post all the specs of my pool, equipment, etc, once I get out there and get familiar with it. Just saying hi for now. :wave:


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 11, 2014
Franklin, NC
Welcome to TFP!!:handwave:

We generally recommend new members read these articles to get the basics of our recommendations.

ABCs of Water Chemistry
Recommended Pool Chemicals
How to Chlorinate Your Pool

Order a TF100 test kit That will probably enough reagents for a couple of years normal use.

The only other real option for a test kit is a Taylor K-2006-C. Be careful comparing prices because the K-2006 comes in sizes, designated by a letter. The basic K-2006 has .75oz bottles. You need to get the K-2006-C to get the larger bottles that you want. Even then it is a little short on the reagent & powder for the FAS/DPD test.

I also have the SpeedStir and Sample Sizer. They speed testing and accuracy.