First off, just wanted to say that with the help of this forum I've resolved a long running problem with my pool and I'm now fully up and running the TFP way.
The backbone of the TFP way is to use bleach and acid rather than shop bought tabs and PH adjusters and there's a plethora of information for calculating how much of each you need to use and when to use it. What I'm noticing though is a lack of proper handling advice hard coded into the TFP way. The ABC's of pool water chemistry doesn't mention it and in The Pool School Index there's no H for handling, no A for Acid or even C for Chemicals. I've just read the thread here about a guy who damaged his eyes and had to go to hospital despite wearing several items of protective clothing. I was shocked because I am pouring in acid straight from the bottle without really giving it much thought because I havenít read anything on here to guide me on what precautions I should be taking. Sure there are forum posts if you specifically go looking for them but this kind of info needs to be up front and centre because, as I say, handling bleach and acid are the cornerstones of the FTP way.
By chance I stumbled across a post that said "don't store your acid next to your bleach" (I was doing exactly that) and don't store it next to metals that could corrode. I also stumbled across a post that said....now what was it....something about not using your now discarded puck floater for other types of pucks because there will be a bad chemical reaction between the new and the old chemicals....you see the problem? This was an important bit of info and I've now forgotten what it was and it's not mentioned anywhere in the Pool Index or other guidelines. It might have been something to do with Vitamin C come to think about it. I know there has to be some common sense and logic says ďbleach and hydrochloric acid are bad, níkayĒ but I think itís important that Health and Safety are covered in the Pool School and Pool Index as this is where all newcomers head to first.
So my suggestion is to have a bigger section on the chemicals used and the correct methods for storage, handling and administering. I think this is required to make sure there are no more episodes like the one that happened to Michael1.