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    Doing TFP right or not?

    My pool has been crystal clear for several days after completing SLAM and paying close attention to TFP recommendations.

    CYA 40
    FC 9.5
    CC 0.5
    PH 7.6
    TA 150
    CH 130

    IF these numbers stay similar, pump running half days and backwashed as needed, and FC maintained above 3 (probably err the high side), will it really just stay clear?

    CHAD
    24' Above Ground 46.5" deep, 13,147 gal
    Hayward E-Series 25GPM/m2
    Sand 200 lbs
    Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5hp
    Taylor K2006

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    Re: Doing TFP right or not?

    I know it's hard to believe, right? But, yes, it will be a Trouble Free Pool! That's kind of the point!
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    Re: Doing TFP right or not?

    Don't forget to brush regularly!
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    Re: Doing TFP right or not?

    YEs it will.. even if you forget a day or 2 here and there.... I hadn't tested my water in 3 days (life got in the way) and its still crystal clear....
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    Re: Doing TFP right or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by nlindelldc View Post
    I know it's hard to believe, right? But, yes, it will be a Trouble Free Pool! That's kind of the point!
    Brilliant! Figuratively and literally!

    Quote Originally Posted by PAGirl View Post
    Don't forget to brush regularly!
    Yes! Every evening before adding a bit of chlorine. Also, not neglecting the ladder and the holes in the steps.


    Thanks again!!!
    CHAD
    24' Above Ground 46.5" deep, 13,147 gal
    Hayward E-Series 25GPM/m2
    Sand 200 lbs
    Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5hp
    Taylor K2006

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    Re: Doing TFP right or not?

    Yes! My pool has been crystal clear every day for 4 years. No draining, no shocking and most of all no missed swim days! We swim every day that we want to swim, no exceptions. Even when I got a little lazy last summer and let the FC drop to minimum and got some algae the water stayed clear and we did a quick swim-n-SLAM.
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    Re: Doing TFP right or not?

    4th season for me, has always been crystal clear. Quick test every day and feed it some chlorine. Treat it like a pet. Feed it every day to keep happy and it won't bite you!
    24 foot 54 inch AGP, 14.5k gallons, 1hp pump, 120 sq foot cartridge filter

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