For the test kit the TF-100 from tftestkits.net is the best all around bang for the buck. They also have a K-2006C and it’s just as good but has smaller supplies so it will need replacing sooner. Get the salt drop kit from the same place. ( K-1766.).
Do not use regular test strips or salt test strips. You will be trying to figure out your chlorine levels and the strip will say you’re pregnant. How much chlorine will you have to add though? I mean, congratulations on the baby and all, but It’s crazy and of no help.
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May I please ask you to specify your state/region/province/country (Pick one) as to where "Westbend" is?
It sounds silly, but we deal with folks from all over the world so there surely could be more than one "Westbend".
<---- Westbend, WHERE?