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NorCalDad

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May 28, 2019
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Citrus Heights, CA
Hello All,
My name is Steve and
I have been lurking on the site and finally joined. I’m currently paying $75 a month for a service to add chemicals on a weekly basis. Trying to figure if it’s worth doing myself and save some money? My pool is a 25k gallon IG with plaster surface. I just upgraded my pool pump to a Pentair variable speed and that has helped a lot on my electric bill.
Any advice would be welcomed.
Thank you!
Steve
 

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Trying to figure if it’s worth doing myself and save some money?
Hello Steve and welcome to TFP! :wave: Most certainly you CAN manage your own water. You do need a proper test kit though, well worth it and can be purchased for the price of one monthly pool service. You'll be guaranteed to have better water quality and will know for sure everything is going well. I would recommend the TF-100 (link below), although the Taylor K-2006C is also acceptable. See Test Kits Compared. Make sure to start at our ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry page and read/save the Vital Links below in my signature. Let us know how we can help.
 
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NorCalDad

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May 28, 2019
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Citrus Heights, CA
Hello Steve and welcome to TFP! :wave: Most certainly you CAN manage your own water. You do need a proper test kit though, well worth it and can be purchased for the price of one monthly pool service. You'll be guaranteed to have better water quality and will know for sure everything is going well. I would recommend the TF-100 (link below), although the Taylor K-2006C is also acceptable. See Test Kits Compared. Make sure to start at our ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry page and read/save the Vital Links below in my signature. Let us know how we can help.
Hello, thanks for the warm welcome!
I bought a inexpensive test kit on Amazon (Poolmaster 22260 5 way chemistry test kit). Do you think this would be sufficient to get started?