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    You know you are addicted to TFP when...

    My DH and I were watching Major Crimes and there was a body in the pool. I turned to my hubby and said "That'll really mess up the chems." How crazy is that?!
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    Re: You know your addicted to TFP when...

    If you ever need to cover up a murder, leave the body in the pool and SLAM it for a week.
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    Re: You know your addicted to TFP when...

    We watched the Breaking Bad series when we got our pool. Woo.
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    Re: You know your addicted to TFP when...

    ....when you start posting to TFP while you're on vacation!

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    Re: You know your addicted to TFP when...

    Quote Originally Posted by weird_tolkienish_f View Post
    If you ever need to cover up a murder, leave the body in the pool and SLAM it for a week.
    I think you forgot that TFP shock level FC is still less active chlorine than you would get in a non stabilized public pool
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    Matt: Just wait until she catches you doing it on a cruise with pay by the minute internet
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    Re: You know your addicted to TFP when...

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    We watched the Breaking Bad series when we got our pool. Woo.
    Cold open of toy eyeball floating in the pool. BEST GRABBER EVER!
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    Re: You know your addicted to TFP when...

    You let your pool go just so you can have a SLAM journal.
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    Re: You know you are addicted to TFP when...

    .......The first page of "new posts" says the posts haven't been updated since your last visit....
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    Re: You know you are addicted to TFP when...

    Quote Originally Posted by borjis View Post
    .......The first page of "new posts" says the posts haven't been updated since your last visit....
    I get that alot!
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    Re: You know you are addicted to TFP when...

    .....when you are catching up on the threads in your husband's hospital room (he's asleep)
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    Re: You know you are addicted to TFP when...

    Hope he's okay...!!!

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    Re: You know you are addicted to TFP when...

    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    Hope he's okay...!!!
    Yes, thankfully it was nothing life threatening. Scary at the time though. We are home now.
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    Re: You know you are addicted to TFP when...

    ...husband asks if there have been any interesting pool stories lately, like a dead deer in the pool.
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    Re: You know you are addicted to TFP when...

    ...when you just have to convince your friend to ditch the pool store dude that has been hosing us both on our pools because we were newbies to go all in on TFP method. Instead of dropping another $67 on PhosFree and algaecide like I did a few weeks ago I decided go all in on the TFP method and slammed my pool for 3 days and my water has never looked better. I check my numbers daily and add accordingly and everyday my husband comes home and compliments me on how beautiful and clean the pool is and how I did a good job at researching and stopping the bleed on the checkbook to the pool store. Was the slam a heck of a lot of work with checking my chorine every few hours, sanitizing all pool toys, brushing, vacuuming, and skimming daily manically? Yes! But was it worth it...HECK YEAH! I thought I had him convinced but then his wife told me today he took a sample to the pool dude who claims his CYA was 30 and it was 80 last week and on Sunday when I tested it he had a 73 ON MY RELIABLE KIT and he has drained no water. The pool store dude had us convinced that as long as there were between 1 and 4 ppm on FC then we were good on chlorine so the next time he has a hot mess of algae and I don't maybe that will convince him. RANT OVER...LOL
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