Going to go ahead and order a test kit, and I see here that most people either use the TF-100 or the Taylor kit. For a larger saltwater pool, which should I order? Is one favored over the other for any specific reason?
I prefer the TF-100. A company put it together with our method of pool testing in mind, so it has more supplies for the tests we do more often, and a bit less of the less often done ones. Its the cheapest also.
When folks have green pools with ooodles of algae we often suggest the XL version, but the regular one is fine for new clean pools. It should last about 2 years.
The optional magnetic stirrer device is worth every penny... its like giving you the ability to pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time! It does the vial stirring while you squeeze the reagent drops in.
Actually there is. If you select the speed stir box when you order the kit you get about 10% off. A lot of people get the XL option just to have the extra chems, also at a slight discount when you order the kit. If you poke around the site they have other bundles. One that even include the whale brush