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  • TFP Home Page exists to develop and promote a simple, inexpensive, and effective system of pool care.....Trouble Free Pool Care (TFPC).

    We provide a forum where pool owners can learn, develop and share their pool / spa knowledge.

    We believe that armed with the power of understanding, any pool owner can achieve and maintain crystal clear water without reliance on the often unproductive advice and unneeded expense from pool stores.

    We emphasize the importance of self management, self testing and a willingness to learn.

    It is also our mission to help owners troubleshoot all parts of their pools....frequently allowing the owner to DIY a task that he/she could not accomplish alone.


    With over 140,000 members, TFP is the largest and most influential pool & spa website on the Internet. The reason is simple: TFPC (Trouble Free Pool Care) is a methodology, not a product that you must purchase. It is being practiced by thousands of pool owners just like you.

    Much of the chemistry you need to manage your pool, such as bleach for sanitation and baking soda for managing TA, are available at your local grocery store. The methods we teach are based on science, but they are simple, effective, and will save you money over traditional pool store methods.

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    We'll take the mystery out of pool water management and your eyes will be opened to the finest and most cost-effective way to have a beautiful pool or spa. Your experience here will be extremely rewarding...we promise.
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    Thanks Jim, I did see this one but it did have some minor differences and unsure if it was just a model update since mine was 7 years old.

    JoeGolan Today, 04:46 AM Go to last post
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    Re: Water Testing Kit in UK

    Thank you. I did manage to find one company who would ship to the UK (think it was this one) but am trying to keep costs down for shipping. Opportunistic

    Jackie G Today, 04:30 AM Go to last post
    Jackie G

    Re: TFTest Kit Sale

    Oooh. Hope it's soon. I have a friend in US on holiday and hoping she can bring a kit back to UK with her

    Jackie G Today, 04:27 AM Go to last post

    Re: new pool in tucson az

    That's the contractor shuffle. Happens to me all the time (not just pool contractors, all of 'em). Not sure why. It's why I do everything I can myself.

    Dirk Today, 03:25 AM Go to last post

    Re: Pool Plumbing


    This picture is probably a newer version of the generator I had. I will be looking into a SWG soon.

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    ARS Today, 03:06 AM Go to last post

    Re: Pool Plumbing

    Mknauss, Thank you for the good advice. I will be looking into buying a SWG.


    ARS Today, 02:54 AM Go to last post

    Re: New pool build

    what is your coping? is it also salt finish, but just colored?

    justinS Today, 02:49 AM Go to last post

    Re: new pool in tucson az

    i forgot to mention, when i had the company come and dig, the operator, looked over the plans, and help suggest a couple of things. the biggest was the

    justinS Today, 02:19 AM Go to last post