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    May 2016
    Rochester, NY

    TFP is a breath of fresh... air (err water)

    Hi! My name is Kevin and I live in Rochester NY.

    Had not envisioned myself owning a pool, until I was surrounded by neighbors that have them. My disdain started when I worked for a pool store in the early 1990's.

    I can remember testing people's water, the computer spitting out a list of chemicals and the people buying whatever we told them to. Not understanding why, or what the chemicals did. There was even the hard sell to sell copper (cannot remember if it was a additive or remover). One customer I felt sorry for, but couldn't say anything. He spent $100 a week for three weeks and his green monster had turned black. Nothing the computer recommended worked, and we couldn't get the owners to help him unless he signed a contract for them to service the pool. After I left that store I swore I would never own a pool...

    For eighteen years I was OK with not having a pool, or the expense. Then we moved to our current neighborhood, where I can see 6 pools from my backyard. Seeing your neighbors lounging by the pool on a hot summer day makes you rethink your priorities.

    After doing some research and realizing that I could afford a safety cover and a VS pump I had changed my mind. Was still concerned with the cost of chemicals.
    All of the PB's in the area were offering a safety cover (or could exchange for one). But none were offering VS pumps. I was the only educated customer to ask for a different pump. They all would have to custom order a VS, and I could choose what I wanted. Since I repaired Hayward pumps at the pool store, and knew the brand, that is what I went with. The pool was built late Sept and closed right when it was finished in Oct.

    While doing my research for pumps I came across TFP. I have been lurking since September, and learning. The concepts here are straight forward, and seem easy to follow. Not to mention better on the wallet and environment.

    I can figure things out, but it is always good to have others guide you to speed up the learning process. Looking forward to a long stay with TFP!

    Kevin aka -MacGyver-
    approx 18k, 16x33 free form vinyl IG. Hayward Tristar VS pump, Reliant sand filter w/6-way valve, Hayward H250D heater, TF-100 test kit

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    Feb 2014
    Central Minnesota

    Re: TFP is a breath of fresh... air (err water)

    Glad to have you, Kevin.

    Good to have more folks around with some industry experience and especially some handle on pool equipment. Nice to see the pool store experience didn't jade you too badly. Thankfully, with TFP methods, you won't have to step foot in one if it happens to trigger flashbacks!
    Joel - TFP Moderator - Minnesota - **Become a TFP Supporter!** Helpful Links: ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry - SLAM Procedure - Chlorine/CYA Chart
    40x20 Pool: 32K Gallons * Vinyl * Bleach Chlorination * Hayward S270T Sand Filter * Pentair SuperFlo 1 HP * Teledyne/Laars Heater * AquaVac Tigershark * TF-100 w/ SpeedStir
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    DFW, TX

    Re: TFP is a breath of fresh... air (err water)

    Welcome to TFP!
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    2012 build and pics, 20k gal gunite, black onyx pebblesheen, OK flagstone, IntellifoVS, cart filter w/Pleatco, IC40 SWG, Solartouch, 5 12'x4' solar panels, HP50HA heat pump, 8mil solar cover, borates, TF-100 test kit, SONOS, Doheny's Discovery Robot, hot tub on bleach

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    Fletcher, OK

    Re: TFP is a breath of fresh... air (err water)

    Welcome, we love having new people, enjoy
    Pool: Intex 16x32 15000 gal, 2 speed 340042, Pentair CC320 Filter, CircuPool SJ45 Salt System, Intermatic PE653RC; Hot Tub: 650 Gal SWG Megachlor
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    SW PA

    Re: TFP is a breath of fresh... air (err water)

    Welcome out of lurkdom!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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