Steve from Morris Illinois says, "(Thanks to TFP), ...this spring I turned it (my pool)from a green swamp into a sparkling oasis using the techniques found in this forum. The money that I saved from stopping the pool store procedure is great, and for the doubters, the proof is in the water.
Craig from Flower Mound, Texas
I came to TFP knowing very little about pools. Having purchased a home with a pool, I knew that I needed help. TFP gave me the answers. Now, my pool has the best looking water on the block and with only a commitment of about 5 minutes a day with regular household chemicals, saving hours of time and thousands of dollars. Thanks TFP!
Harry from Central Texas
Keeping a pool clear and algae free is tough in this area. After getting pool stored the first year, I found TFP and saved a LOT of money. No more buying expensive algaecides and other chemicals, adding ever-increasing amounts of cal-hypo and tri-clor in a vain attempt to keep the walls from turning green. Now it looks like my pool was filled with bottled water!
Mike from Hendersonville, Tennessee
I found TFP while researching run times for my pool pump, and have never left. Thanks to the wonderful people I've met there, I've discovered how to properly maintain my pool using the BBB method, and my pool has never looked better! The level of expertise found at TFP to help with issues ranging from algae blooms to equipment malfunctions to critters in the pool is second to none, and the friendliness of the posters is second to none as well. In my opinion, there's no need to go to any other pool-related site, which is why I became a Lifetime Supporter. TFP Rocks!
I have had my pool for 6 years and was spending a fortune using pool store techniques, Have been on the BBB system since opening (as featured here on TFP)and my pool water has never looked or felt better, this place is what all the websites pretend to be a great place for pool owners to share ideas, offer help and advice and they treat newcomers wonderfully.
I am extremely glat to have found TroubleFreePool. I am in the middle of having a pool built and could not have found more unbiased information or help with my questions anywhere. It's nice to have a reality check against what your pool broker tries to sell you.
Wendy from Northwest Minnesota
Trouble Free Pool is the only one-stop information gold mine on the net to find out everything you need to maintain pools and spas, from Intex to Above Ground Pools and spas to great big Olympic sized mega pools. The best part is that they aren't a pool store or product manufacturer here to "sell" you any products, services or chemicals - it's all real personal knowledge based information from people like you and me with real life pool problems with a goal of finding the easiest and most cost efficient way to spend time with our pools - IN the pool, not WORKING on the pool! Thanks TFP!!
I found Trouble Free Pool while doing research on a broken drain fitting on my new pool. The advice on how to repair the fitting was helpful to verify that the PB was using the correct repair procedure. Since then I have found it to be invaluable in maintaining my pool.
Donald & Sarah Schlicht
Thanks to TFP an 1100 mile move saved me thousands. I was able to research through TFP for equipment and where to find deals as well as learn the ways to save money. Now being in the process of building my 3rd pool I have learned about a lot of the mistakes I made before. As well as learn how to handle subcontractors. It has also given me endless ideas on how to upgrade my pool now and in the future. All of this before I even start with chemistry issues in which I'm sure now I'll save hundreds on chemicals and headaches being pool stored. I surely wish I had found TFP for my last 2 pools. Thanks TFP!
Heather, Prosperity South Carolina
I've been viewing this site for quite some time while I get my fall-spring pool build to a finished state.
The wealth of information on this site is a tremendous help, throughout my pool build and down the road when I begin to maintain it. I am glad I found this before I headed down this path of owning my first pool. Thanks everyone!
Ron, Pembroke, MA
Julie C.-Ganado, TX.....Thanks to finding Trouble Free Pools online, I now have hope and a LOT of support to achieve that sparkling, crystal clear pool water that I longed for last summer. Amongst the wealth of information on this site is also the nicest group of people that are super informative and you'll find a friend in their "been there..done that" experiences!!
David from Katy, Texas
No major miracles performed here, but then, no miracles needed because I found TFP before my pool was built. Existing members held my hand through every aspect of the build process and through making my water as clear as a bell from when it was filled.
Everyone that sees our pool asks "how do you get your pool so sparkling?". I say , "because I know how to keep up with the chemistry to keep it that way." All because of TFP!
Thanks Sean, and members!
There just aren't enough words to describe my appreciation for TFP and it's members! I stuck myself with a PB that was a bully and so very worthless when it came to service. These folks helped me understand every aspect of my pool as well as the chemistry of the water. It's only been open a couple of months, but I can say I have all the confidence in the world in myself to be able to take care of it due the great advice I receive from TFP!! The knowledge is absolutely invaluable that's why I'm a Lifetime supporter!
Karen in Nashville
Todd from Central VA
If you had come up to me at the end of last season (while I was dumping bottle after bottle of Baquacil into my cloudy, pink pool) and told me that I would convert my pool to chlorine using common household chemicals and have a clear, sparkling pool that did not irritate my (annoyingly sensitive) skin - all by the beginning of this swimming season - I probably would have laughed (or dumped the Baquacil over your head)!
Thanks to TFP, I've been able to do just that -- and more. I'm testing my own pool water now, and I can actually figure out how much Bleach, Baking Soda or Borax to use to keep my pool balanced. Unbelievable! I only wish I had found this site two years ago, it would have saved me (literally) a couple of thousand dollars.
Tyler from Sahuarita, Arizona
TFP has enabled me to spend mere minutes a week keeping my pool sparkling clean and beautiful. This of course means I have to spend hours and hours every week swimming and enjoying it, but hey, life is full of compromise!
Brent from Gulfport, Mississippi
Trouble free pools has really opened my eyes to the truth and simplicity of water chemistry.
The knowledge base is absolutely incredible and the willingness to take the time to share boggles my mind.
Instead of blindly dumping in HUGE amounts of chemicals at the instruction of some teenager from the pool store I now keep my water clear and sparkling with common household items that I actually know the ingredients and purpose of. Thank you to everyone involved.
Patti from Northeast Maryland
I love this site! The stickies are a wealth of information and people are so helpful. Everyone here loves pools and all posters are welcome, no matter the type or size of their pool. I am no longer pool stored and my pool has never looked better and all at a fraction of the previous cost. Thanks TFP!
Steve from Virginia Beach, VA
As a new pool owner, I followed all the advice from the local pool stores for several years, spending lots of money on chemicals. Yet I continued to have problems with algae, clarity and my equipment, and often received conflicting advice.
Fortunately I discovered TFP, and for the first time in three years I feel I have control over my pool and how much I spend. Thank you to the expert advisors and active user community!
My pool is 7yrs old and this is the seventh year we have had it open to a mess. This is the first year that water restrictions won't let us drain it and start over (I know bad for vinyl - have replaced it already - talk to the husband).
Our pool was swamp green in color and texture. About 10 days ago I told my husband we were going to try the BBB method. He laughed and said whatever... Well who is laughing now? Our pool is a beautiful blue (not near clear -but I wish I could show you from where we started...) and is clearing every day. I brush and vaccuum everyday and have added the bleach and borax when needed. I am expecting to see the bottom by the end of the week and have it perfectly clear by the end of next.
Not to mention I have spent less than $60 dollars on chemicals. Before last week, he spent over $150 and got nowhere. The test kit is on my birthday list (it is in June), but I cannot give enough thanks for helping me out.
The only downfall to all this is... now I am in charge of the pool