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    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.


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    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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  • Recent Forum Posts


    Re: Another in Texas - Cypress

    Has the crew left yet?

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    It's possible those areas might brush off, but I'm no expert....

    Marlahoutex Today, 09:54 AM Go to last post

    Re: Newbie needs a little help

    Most AGP companies won't warranty the use of a SWG..........BUT........there have been dog gone few if any reports of it being more problematic on an

    woodyp Today, 09:51 AM Go to last post

    Re: Possible Mustard Algae

    It would be helpful if you put something on the floor of the pool so we had a frame of reference w/ regards to the clarity.

    s1njin Today, 09:47 AM Go to last post

    Re: Another in Texas - Cypress

    Thanks Marla!

    They finished the acid wash and the pool is filling with water. It looks amazing where it looks like what it's supposed

    twinkiesmommy2009 Today, 09:47 AM Go to last post

    Re: Another Algae Bloom

    You can swim in the pool when the FC is below the SLAM level for your CYA.

    I'm not s smarty pants - I just stayed at a TFP forum.

    s1njin Today, 09:46 AM Go to last post

    Re: First attempt at SLAM but not sure...

    Welcome to the forum. With the great test kit you have, you've already proven to yourself that SOMETHING IS CONSUMING YOUR CHLORINE. Clear water or

    woodyp Today, 09:46 AM Go to last post


    I have a few bugs in the pool that actually swim under the this ok?

    pool$123 Today, 09:45 AM Go to last post

    Re: 2016 bleach prices

    If WM stuff gets moved outdoors, it will be like 6% pretty fast. Just bought 4 Target Up brand, $2.69 (after 10% Cartwheel and card discount). An indoor

    tcat Today, 09:44 AM Go to last post