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Thread: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

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    You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    Moved to more appropriate forum - MikeInTN

    1. Walk by a fountain and wonder what they put in the water.
    2. Wonder what the PH is with all that aeration.
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    bring a tf100 with you to the local water park
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    bring a tf100 with you to the local water park
    And to all your friends and neighbors house.

    You sparkle more than the water when visitors tell you how clear and sparkly your pool is!
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    when the neighbor who used to swim at your pool before you bought the house says, "Wow, your pool is so BLUE" and you wonder what color it used to be then.
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    When you sit beside your pool for a very long time marveling about how sparkly and clear it is.
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    You almost think its a shame to jump in and spoil that smooth, crystalline surface!
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    or you feel the need to take a shower before jumping in
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    or you feel the need to take a shower before jumping in


    You ALWAYS! want to at LEAST rinse off before entering the pool!

    People are NOT clean, even after they bathe This is the biggest problem with pools no longer being 'sparkly' after a pool party - not only don't they rinse off before entering the pool... some folks do tend to pee in the pool Hence the advice to up the fc before you have a pool party
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    You ALWAYS! want to at LEAST rinse off before entering the pool!
    All I can say is that my previous nite's shower will just have to do!

    That's why I use bleach!
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    bring a tf100 with you to the local water park
    Okay now, somewhere between making your own pool sparkle and packing a gun, oops I mean taking your test kit, to test pools other than your own......
    just seems like you may have graduated to pooliosis.

    We have regular meetings and you are welcome to attend.

    P.S. bring your test kit
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    [We have regular meetings and you are welcome to attend.

    P.S. bring your test kit
    I'll bring the beer and hot dogs!
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    You bring your test kit to your SIL's house and test her water even though she didn't ask you to.
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    You shock your pool for days and days because you see brownish poofy stuff collecting in the little crevices of your pool and despite no overnight loss you're convinced it's Mustard Algae.
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    You're looking in the phonebook for a pool testing 12 step program.
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    12 Step Program for aiding those with "sparkliepoolitis":

    1) Get the TF-100 kit
    2) During your first season, test daily (if not hourly :P )
    3) Order lots of refills from Dave
    4) Finally realize that you already Know how the pool will react to storms, leaves and pool parties
    5) STOP FULL TESTING DAILY
    6) Only test the Alk, once a week
    7) Test the cya and CH (if needed) once a month
    8) Use the 'little blue kit' every 1 - 3 days for the pH and cl
    9) Don't EVER swim in a pool you don't maintain!
    10) Stop following swimmers around the pool, pouring a couple ounces of bleach in their wake (for some strange reason, some folks find that offensive ) your fc is fine!
    11) Don't stop people from using the pool because "it's perfect as it is and I don't want anyone fouling the 'sparkilyness' of it"
    12) Learn to 'lighten up', pools will occasionally become > perfect - we all know how to correct it, thanks to Trouble Free Pool
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    Re: You know you have a bad case of sparklypoolitis when you:

    ... spend time on TFP instead of going in the pool, which might mess up your perfect balance!
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