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    We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    I am so happy! Just look at the difference between last year and this year. This year has been far cheaper and easier and no constant stops to the pool store. I mostly understand the basics of my water chemistry and I feel like I know what to do and certainly where to come if I don't. Just made my donation for Lifetime since this has easily saved us over $30 already. Thank you TFPers!

    Here are a couple of shots from last year, and then this year underneath. Can you believe what we used to consider swimmable water? Never again! We've got the sparkle and there is no going back!!!

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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    LOOK AT THAT DIFFERENCE! *goosebumps*

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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    Those pics are AWESOME! Thanks for the good feedback. Enjoy.
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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    Twin post count, Pat. Now I have +1 on you. :P
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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    Bwaahaaa!
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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    Wow. Just wow. You can't even see dad's legs in the first pics from last year. What an improvement!!

    Good Job!!
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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    Glad I'm not the only one who gets emotional over sparkling pools. (I'm not, am I?)
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    you're going to need to SLAM and backwash to get rid of that dead shark.
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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    Awesome!! I became a lifetime member even before my first post as i'm a pool newbie and started of with the same sparkle from day one due to the brilliant advice and knowledge sharing on this forum! TFP YAY!
    Chris - Annika's papa

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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    Glad I'm not the only one who gets emotional over sparkling pools. (I'm not, am I?)
    Nope, you are certainly not the only one!
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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    I first started reading, but skipped to the first picture and was thinking...oh man, that pool isn't clear...lol,. then I saw the follow ups. very nice!
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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    As soon as I saw these pictures, I got that little smile and that knowing feeling. I'm not very experienced here, but I am still amazed at the amount of people who feel "My pool looks great, couldn't be better", when in actuality it looks like the first 2 pics. And it's simply because they don't know what " sparkling clear " is supposed to look like. Amazing difference, that's beautiful looking water!!
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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    Soooo good to see!!! I'm currently struggling, but just became a member & I KNOW there's hope! 😁

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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    Wow! What a difference. Nice job.

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeChris View Post
    you're going to need to SLAM and backwash to get rid of that dead shark.
    Either a SLAM and backwash or a short wait for SHARKNADO-4 to swing by and scoop him up.
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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    Thanks for letting me show off the difference, everyone! I knew you'd understand. I'll get right on top of that shark situation. Sharknado might just end up dropping him in one of your pools and that just wouldn't be fair. Now if you all could fix up the weather in the northeast for me, things would be perfect!

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    We went to Water Country (huge water park) on Tuesday. Lately I've been wondering, with awe, how they keep their water sparkling and clear on such a massive level. Tuesday was my first visit there since embracing TFPC, and to my surprise (and horror), what I always thought was clear and sparkling on a massive level, just isn't. They could use some TFPC. To be fair, they closed 3 rides for the day due to bad water tests and I've never seen that before, but even what was open just didn't look like what I now know is good water. You've turned me into a water snob!
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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    Once you experience for your self whats attainable and also saving you money, ya just can't go back

    I get compliments about the water clarity every time I have new guests over.
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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    night and day difference. Very nice work.

    welcome to the pool snob club!
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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    Quote Originally Posted by borjis View Post
    Once you experience for your self whats attainable and also saving you money, ya just can't go back

    I get compliments about the water clarity every time I have new guests over.
    This is so true. When we bought our house, the pool looked like everyone else's. Perfectly fine. Of course we had no idea we were on the verge of an algae bloom because of high CYA, and neither did the previous owners. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's got the TFPS!


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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    Apples and oranges. Those are two different pools.

    No, that's not a compliment.
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    Re: We have the TFPC Sparkle!

    Those Definitely are two different pools. Did you replace the whole pool? at first I thought it was just the liner but the handle/gap things at the top are gone too.
    44K Gallon In Ground, 4ft shallow 9ft Deep. 2 Skimmers, dual Main Drain in Deep end. Jandy Del60 DE filter, Pool heater, 3hp Pump, TF 100 Test Kit, Well Water.

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