Wow that is some kit, now we are staying with plain water, so I bought a kit from Walmart that does a test. Thank you for the info on the chemical stuff, I just didn't know what to buy without getting stuff that I don't need. I will post what my results are when I set this pool up and get it going. Thank youWelcome to TFP!
You will need liquid chlorine (plain, no additives) and dry stabilizer (CYA) to start with. Do you have one of the recommended test kits yet see my signature)? Once you post a set of test results, we can tell you what else you will need.
It may do a test but I promise you it doesn’t do it well. You need a drop based Taylor brand test. You can buy the k2006C from many suppliers or the TF-100 from tftestkits.net that has been custom *Taylor-ed* to the way we do our testing. It has more of what you need more often and less of what you don’t.now we are staying with plain water, so I bought a kit from Walmart that does a test
I am a firm believer the right tools for the job, yes since I am in the outside looking in so to speak, I will take your advise this is why I joined this forum and asked the question. Thank you again for the direction I will order the TF-100 kit. I do not care about the investment price, heck I invested in an expensive pool, I want to go right and not cost me money early on to correct a problem for trying to be stubborn. I like the reads on this site, lots of info and very helpful.It may do a test but I promise you it doesn’t do it well. You need a drop based Taylor brand test. You can buy the k2006C from many suppliers or the TF-100 from tftestkits.net that has been custom *Taylor-ed* to the way we do our testing. It has more of what you need more often and less of what you don’t.
It seems like a big investment as a newbie, and we get it, we were all there once. You have some time still so I ask you to ask anybody you know with pools what their average trip to the pool store costs. They will tell you ‘a few hundred’ if they are being honest and aren’t embarrassed by it. Inaccurate testing either on your own or by the free pool store test (designed to get you to buy supplies) will send you on a yo-yo quest that will spiral out of control and be far more costly in the process.
Also, Welcome to TFP !!!! Check out this thread to prove we know what we are doing. These are regular Jane/Joe pools that can hold their own against any brochure out there. Yours can be too.
How clear should my water be? A very common question. Here is mine on a calm morning where I could finally vacuum. Yes I know, I'm still manually vacuuming. It took me 7 years to finally get an SWG, I'm working on a robot. :) So now let's see your water clarity.www.troublefreepool.com