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    1st year TFP method

    Our first year using the TFP method is quickly coming to an end. We usually have to close up the pool early (1st week in September) because of how I work. What an experience it has been. Saved a ton of money, learned a lot about pool chemistry, and have had a crystal clear pool the entire season for the 1st time ever. Usually by this time of year we are tired of the time it takes to just keep up with the pool, constantly chasing algae blooms. With this method we have not had one bit of algae the entire season.... NONE! Absolutely love it. I am so glad I found this this at the beginning of the season this year. Here is a pic of our beautiful pool!

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    Thanks for such a great website/forum.
    Pool - Above Ground 24' Round by 52" Deep
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    Re: 1st year TFP method

    That's a beautiful looking pool.

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    Re: 1st year TFP method

    Can you possibly avoid closing the pool until after the water temps stay below 60 degrees and then open when it reaches 60? The odds of opening to a clear pool will be greatly increased (along with some chemical adjustments).

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    Re: 1st year TFP method

    Beautiful clear TFP damato!

    Time to pat yourself on the back and any others who helped.
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    Re: 1st year TFP method

    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    Can you possibly avoid closing the pool until after the water temps stay below 60 degrees and then open when it reaches 60? The odds of opening to a clear pool will be greatly increased (along with some chemical adjustments).
    I really wish I could. But if I don't close the first week in September I can't close til the 3rd week in November with no one to add chemicals while I'm gone.


    Pool - Above Ground 24' Round by 52" Deep
    Filter - Hayward EC40C92S
    Pump - Hayward 1HP Pump
    Test Kit - Taylor K-2006

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    Re: 1st year TFP method

    Ouch. That's too bad! I closed Nov. 20 last year. I was out there in our first heavy snowfall... Too bad there is no one that could help. It is sweet to open the pool and see it crystal clear.

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    Re: 1st year TFP method

    Many congrats on a great first year with the TFP method. Pool looks great!

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    Re: 1st year TFP method

    I already am a Silver Supporter and I plan on donating every year!
    Pool - Above Ground 24' Round by 52" Deep
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    Re: 1st year TFP method

    Thanks for the feedback! We like happy pools. Your pool looks great! Thanks for supporting TFP!
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    Re: 1st year TFP method

    Quote Originally Posted by damato300x7 View Post
    I already am a Silver Supporter and I plan on donating every year!
    You sure are! Sorry I missed that little detail.... the hampsters appreciate it!
    My Amazon Smile for November12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
    Our pool build--> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard Skippy's Cheap Pool Cooler -->Skippy's New Fountain

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