Which test kit??

IrishEyesSmiling

Bronze Supporter
May 29, 2016
78
Richmond, VA
#1
Not sure which test kit to get. I know I'll want a speed-stir but what else? Contractor said he might start our install and deck build next week :whoot:
I plan to use the TFP method.

My notes...
Taylor K-1766 is the best kit to measure for salt levels
TF-100 $70 also tests for CH and CYA and will last for 2 years
Taylor K-2006
Don’t need CH for vinyl pool
 

woodyp

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 17, 2010
10,214
East Texas
#3
K-1766, TF100, and a speed stir and don't look back.

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Borates--not unless you decide to add them. No strips.
 

Jedisparky

Silver Supporter
Mar 9, 2017
107
L.A. CA
#5
You want one cuz it's really cool and you feel like a mad scientist. It's basically a magnetic pill at the bottom of your tester that spins with the battery powered rotating magnet.

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woodyp

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 17, 2010
10,214
East Texas
#7
What the heck is a speed stir and why do I want/need one?

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Using the Speed Stir, my FC test consistently clocks in half a point lower than by swizzling the tube. Easier to concentrate on counting drops on tests requiring more and for a SLAM.