Which test kit???

rcmay

Gold Supporter
Jun 13, 2012
14
Arnold,MD
I'm converting to salt, and I need a new test kit. I have the TF-100 but everything in it is old. I like the TF Pro, should I be using that one? I must confess I've been going to the pool store for my testing. I know I should be testing myself, but my reagents are old and I've been extremely frustrated (to the point of wanting to fill in that big hole with dirt and call it a day) dealing with staining on my 1 year old plaster and now black algae. Thanks for any advise!!!!
 

Newdude

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jun 16, 2019
10,384
NY
Get the pro. Hands down, no questions, it has EVERYTHING you need to stay out of the pool store. It has an awesome case also.
 

JJ_Tex

Gold Supporter
Bronze Supporter
Jul 17, 2019
2,523
Prosper, TX (DFW)
Pool Size
13000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
You can also just get a refill for your kit and save a few $ rather than buying new.

If you do not already have it, I would recommend the speed stir and 1766 salt test.
 

Newdude

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TFP Guide
Jun 16, 2019
10,384
NY
f you do not already have it, I would recommend the speed stir and 1766 salt test
They are part of the pro kit. It’s a grand slam. I certainly appreciate restocking existing supplies to save coin tho. (y)
 

BowserB

Silver Supporter
Jul 29, 2018
586
Katy, TX (west of Houston)
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I'm surprised no one here has referred you to the need to SLAM to fix your black algae ("black algae"...it even sounds disgusting!):

I might add that when you need only one or two "refill" items, Amazon Prime ships free. I know someone who filled in a pool. It cost him a lot and then he regretted it. I've also heard about someone who was getting a new pool, the the pool builder came in with his diggers and Bobcat (r), only to dig down a bit and hit the side of a pool a previous owner had filled in and not disclosed when they sold.
 
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