TF Test Kits Arrived - Getting Real

ald2002

Silver Supporter
Sep 10, 2020
167
Fort Mill, SC
I just opened my box of goodies. I have a lot of studying to do :):) My pool will be filled next Tuesday and PB will get it started. I assume I should get moving and buy the items to keep my pool balanced asap. Have there been issues finding pool supplies? Given COVID I am wondering if I will have an issue. Thanks.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
33,867
Laughlin, NV
Test your fill water CH and TA. That will tell you if you may need acid, calcium chloride, baking soda, etc.
For supplies, Home Depot in our area carries them year around.
 
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ald2002

Silver Supporter
Sep 10, 2020
167
Fort Mill, SC
Test your fill water CH and TA. That will tell you if you many need acid, calcium chloride, baking soda, etc.
For supplies, Home Depot in our area carries them year around.
Perfect, thank you. My fill water will be supplied mostly from a water truck and I will use about 1000 gallons from my water supply. Thanks for the tip!
 

YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
14,963
Evans, Georgia
I would ONLY buy liquid chlorine (as you won't be firing up the SWG for a month), CYA stabilizer and a jug of Muriatic Acid to be ready from day one. Anything else will be on an "as needed basis" and all readily available when needed.

Do not use dry acid on plaster or SWG pools- its damaging to both the plaster and salt cell.

Go ahead and add the test kit to your signature line :) Saves us asking you repeatedly if you have one.

Congrats on the new pool!

Maddie :flower:
 

ald2002

Silver Supporter
Sep 10, 2020
167
Fort Mill, SC
I would ONLY buy liquid chlorine (as you won't be firing up the SWG for a month), CYA stabilizer and a jug of Muriatic Acid to be ready from day one. Anything else will be on an "as needed basis" and all readily available when needed.

Do not use dry acid on plaster or SWG pools- its damaging to both the plaster and salt cell.

Go ahead and add the test kit to your signature line :) Saves us asking you repeatedly if you have one.

Congrats on the new pool!

Maddie :flower:
Thank you! I will add my test kits to my signature.