New pool owner


Jul 21, 2016
Cowley County, KS
I have a new pool going up next week! 27' round, 54" deep above ground. I'm going with salt water and the pool installer told me it's a complete set-up. I'm so clueless about testing, maintenance, etc. Do I need to get special test strips to start up, what else do I need to know - HELP!


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TFP Guide
Apr 2, 2012
Columbia SC
HI and welcome to TFP :)

We recommend good accurate testing at home to control your own pool instead of letting a pool store control your wallet. Check this link out for our reccomendations

Pool School - Test Kits Compared

Also start here for maintenance chemistry

Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

Use the pool school link at the top of the web page for even more informative articles when you think it's all starting to sink in.

:) and ask questions

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