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    I'm losing my pool innocence

    The more I read about how out-of-whack a pool can get, and how easily that can happen, the more nervous I get about swimming in random pools.

    I'll be staying in a hotel tomorrow night. I would normally want to take a dip, but now I'm thinking I should pack a TF-100 kit first...

    is that just me?

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    Re: I'm losing my pool innocence

    Nope, I like my pool - others,are iffy.
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    Re: I'm losing my pool innocence

    You are not alone.



    I have a hard time jumping in hotel pools sometimes, unless the kids are with and then I'm obligated to jump in. If it's cloudy and real suspect, I won't go in and neither will the kids.

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    Re: I'm losing my pool innocence

    I have the same issue...My family has a beach vacation scheduled this summer at a house with a pool. Do I dare take my test kit and run the risk of ruining the pool for everyone or just put on my big boy pants and get through the week being blissfully ignorant?

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    Re: I'm losing my pool innocence

    I'd bring it with... well if you're driving. Might have some trouble getting your test kit on the plane.

    If it's not too far out of whack, you could enjoy it more, probably with just a quick trip to the store for minimal chemicals.
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    Re: I'm losing my pool innocence

    Just drink beer and jump in the pool. Don't be "that guy"
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    Re: I'm losing my pool innocence

    Yeah, my wife is now starting to give other pools side-eye after discussing TFP pool maintenance with me.

    I suppose personally, I'd tend to swim in a public pool that is at least clear and doesn't reek of CCs, but I still have the urge to pack my test kit and see what the numbers look like.
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    Re: I'm losing my pool innocence

    Quote Originally Posted by paulmaz View Post
    Just drink beer and jump in the pool. Don't be "that guy"
    LOL.

    My family is the same way. We went on a weekender and had to go to three hotels before my hubby found a pool he would swim in. The funny thing is...I take care of the pool LOL he has no clue other than the cases of LC stacked up in the laundry room.
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    Re: I'm losing my pool innocence

    My family expects crystal clear, no smell no strange taste.
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