OK, so I ordered the much discussed TF 100 w/magnetic stirrer. Wondering if anyone has tips or suggestions on using this test kit. Is there a recommended order of testing? Do I need to do all the tests that the kit comes with if I have a vinyl pool?
When first learning, of course doing all the tests will help you get a sense of what your pool does. It also helps you perfect your testing skills. After you feel you understand the process you can abbreviate which tests you do daily. As I learned how to test and when to test I made up the following chart (note: these are for my fiberglass pool, so your values may be different! But you get the idea) and when to test ideally- See if this is of any use to you if you wanna tweak it up to your own specs
[attachment=0:2xinxydo]Pool Test Record 2 copy.pdf[/attachment:2xinxydo]
With regards to your magnetic stirrer, you'll actually WANT to test, not because you have to. I've tested random water samples just to use the stirrer. Increased reagent consumption will occur. You've been warned.