Newbie question


Well-known member
Sep 8, 2015
Dallas Texas
my pool is being installed next week. I've ordered a tf100 kit; what other pool maintanence items should I pre-buy? How many gallons of chlorine should I get in anticipation of treating a 5600 gallon pool?



Well-known member
Aug 16, 2014
Northern IL
Do you have a long pole and a brush, and vacuum equipment or a robot? When your kit comes, run all tests except CYA on the water you will use to fill the pool.


LifeTime Supporter
Aug 20, 2015
Our Pool builder supplied vacuum equipment, long pole and brush. You might want to hold off until they turn it over to you, or be sure you can return what you buy, as you won't need duplicates.


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
Tallahassee, FL
Oh I sure WILL help you spend your money! LOL

-a white plastic plate to hold up behind the PH test to help you see the colors better
-a plastic 2-cup measuring cup
-a skimmer net (flat)
-a leaf net (has deep pocket to help get stuff off of the bottom)

Think about where you are going to store the chlorine. It should be a easy to get to place by the pool if at all possible.

A place to store the muratic acid----it canNOT be stored by the chlorine. They do not play nice. It should also be in a well vented area that is NOT by metal as it will cause rust. (not trying to scare you but want you to be safe)

Ask the PB what chemicals he will be adding at start up. THAT will tell us what to tell you to buy.