TFP Rules

Welcome to Trouble Free Pool. This forum is closely moderated. We have earned a reputation as one of the friendliest forums on the net and we have designed our site rules to protect that reputation. Above all we ask all members to please treat others as you would like to be treated. Violation of the rules listed below may result in the termination of your account.

1. Offensive, adult oriented, or promotional links will not be allowed. However, A signature may contain a link to a member's business after 200 meaningful posts have been made.

2. No public disputes between/among members. If you have a problem with another member, PM them. Name calling and abusive PM's are not allowed.

3. No discussion of 'touchy' subjects. This includes political and religious discussion. Any such references in your posts or signature will be deleted without notice.

4. No strongly positive or negative posts about a product or company are permitted from members with little involvement on the forum. We simply cannot determine the accuracy of your post. Further, any post for the sole reason of defaming another party or presenting only your side of a disagreement will be deleted without notice.

5. More than one username is not allowed. If you can not remember your login or username, contact the administration. Do Not create another account.

6. If the sole reason for your post is to advertise a product or website, your post will be deleted. An exception to this rule is if your post is a direct response to the original poster and it helps answer his question. In this case, promotional links will be permitted. Any such response to a thread must be deemed timely and topical at the discretion of TFP staff.

7. TFP is a family friendly website and utilizes an extensive word filter that detects and edits inappropriate language. Any attempts to circumvent the word filter will be subject to infraction and the post removed or edited without notice.

8. Do not create multiple threads on the same topic. Creating multiple threads may cause you to miss important information about your question and is confusing for those who are trying to help you.

Forum Etiquette

1. Please keep related topics in one post. That way, the entire storyline and related advice is located in one spot which makes it easy for other members to follow and offer further advice.

2. We'd also like to ask that you create a signature with details about your pool. Knowing the size of the pool, whether it is in-ground or above ground, what kind of construction and what kind of equipment you have is a big help to people trying to help you. Read a few posts to see examples of other members' signatures. To create your signature, click here.

3. Do not start a thread discussing why a previous thread has been locked or removed. A brief explanation will be posted at the end of locked threads and involved members may receive a pm on a "need to know basis". If you don't get a pm, you don't need to know.

4. This forum is intended for the AVERAGE pool owner and, as such, the majority of members are not particularly interested in deep, overly technical, or controversial discussions. They are interested in the day-to-day operation of a residential pool. If you have a need to discuss these topics, please do so only in the forum entitled "The Deep End".

5. Do not PM the Moderators with pool care questions. You will be helped more quickly by posting your question in the correct forum where our experts and experienced members can assist you with your problem.

6. Please do not answer posts that haven't had any activity in more than a year (unless you are updating your own topic). Usually the issue has been resolved even if that is not reflected in the thread. If you have a question for the originator of the thread send it by pm instead.

7. Do not hijack by attaching your question onto someone's thread. Start your own even if the topic is directly related. Then answers intended for you will not be confused with answers intended for someone else.

8. Please follow the conventions of writing when creating your posts by using punctuation as needed, breaking up long blocks of text into paragraphs, and using proper capitalization. Please proof read and spell check your message before posting it to the forum. Do not type in all caps or all lower case as this makes your post more difficult to read.


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