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Thread: First year TFP Method

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    May 2016
    Latrobe, PA

    First year TFP Method

    At the opening of my pool this year we had a green swamp. So did what I have always done and started "shocking" my pool, adding algicide and sweeping trying to get my pool clean. I took my water to the local pool place and they sold me a $20 jug of phosphate remover. This is when i decided to search the internet for a better way, and stumbled across this fine website.

    I have now been a member for just about a month and am I so grateful for this site. My pool has never been cleaner, water is crystal clear, and requires so much less maintenance. I absolutely love it. It was hard getting my wife and daughter on board that adding bleach to the pool is not a bad thing.

    I have told a couple co-workers about how I am maintaining my pool and always get funny looks and one even told me that I am going to damage my equipment by using bleach in my pool. The other one says to me "you know Dan I'm a firm believer in the saying you get what you pay for" I guess he just likes handing his money over to the big pool store. I haven't been back to the pool store since May 24th and probably will not go back except for pool parts and what not.

    I just want to say thanks for all that helped me when I first got started. It is much much appreciated.
    Pool - Above Ground 24' Round by 52" Deep
    Filter - Hayward EC40C92S
    Pump - Hayward 1HP Pump
    Test Kit - Taylor K-2006

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    Jul 2013
    Fletcher, OK

    Re: First year TFP Method

    That is awesome, keep up the great work and I still get crazzy looks when I tell them what I use for the pool, until they see my pool
    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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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: First year TFP Method

    Your uneasiness about TFP will soon turn to a quite confidence. I stopped trying to convert people around me a long time ago. To do what we do, you have to be willing to learn (and think) and some people simply don't want to.
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

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    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Chicago, IL

    Re: First year TFP Method

    Seems like a common phase that TFPers go through - you learn this great, less expensive, effective method so want to share it with the world, or at least other pool owners. Then you see that many think it is crazy because it goes against convention to them. Then you just say whatever and enjoy your perfectly clear pool.
    Dedicated TFPer since 2012 with recommended test kit
    Above ground, 30 foot round pool, 21,000 gallons
    Hayward 150 sq foot cartridge filter, 1HP Waterway pump
    Raypak 400K BTU NG Heater!
    Installed in 2006? (just a guess, pool came with house I purchased in June 2012)

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