Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Resort Owner

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Resort Owner

    Greetings, one and all. I thought I'd introduce myself, as requested. My name is Tony and my wife and I own the Featherbed Railroad which is a bed and breakfast made of antique railroad cabooses in Northern California's wine country located right on the shore of Clear Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake entirely in California. Hope that wasn't too much of a plug.

    I'm here to glean information on the pool that came along with our property. We have an in-ground pool that our guests enjoy during summer months. The pool was put in 21 years ago and I think most of the technology that keeps it clean is from about that era. It still even has one of those old-fashioned Pentair skimmers with the snakes like I remember from when I was a kid.

    Fortunately we have a groundskeeper who's been here for 15 years or I might have buried the pool when I bought the place. Maybe it's the 20-year-old technology or what, but it's a LOT of work to keep this pool clean and all the bits keep failing, which has proven expensive.

    So, I'm here looking around for advice and assistance. The County said we had the cleanest pool they regularly inspect but man it's a lot of work and money to keep it that way.
    Swimming Around at the Featherbed Railroad

    Pool gallons: 32,000
    Filter: DE
    In-ground plaster pool

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Resort Owner

    Welcome to TFP! Look around and ask away when you have questions. We're here to help.
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
    TF Test Kits - Pool Math - Pool School
    "It depends."- JohnT

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Re: Resort Owner

    Very cool looking place you have!!!!
    Kurt R
    35900 gal. 20x40 Inground, Vinyl Liner with Deep End in the Middle, Roman Stairs on Both Ends
    Sta Rite Sys 3, Hayward 1.5 Super Pump, Aqua Heat Heat Pump, Paramount in Floor, BBB

  4. Back To Top    #4

    In the Industry
    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Resort Owner

    Hey, Featherbed,

    Welcome to the forum. What's taught on this forum is simplicity and economy. Can you tell us just a little more about the effort involved in keeping the pool up and where the expense is coming in.

    Pool maintenance is certainly not free but it is usually pretty easy to manage a pool without spending a fortune.

    As always, if you can post test results from the water, that's the best place to start.
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts