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    Thank You, TFP!

    Greetings!

    We've had our pool for four years and, until this year, we've never had any problems with it. It's always been clean and clear and all we've had to do is put in the chemicals, wait a couple of days for the filter to clear up any cloudiness, then jump in. We've always done the pool store route for testing and chemicals and were essentially fat, dumb and happy because, even though we had NO idea why, the water stayed clear.

    When we uncovered the pool this year, however, we found a slimy, green, smelly, swampy mess! Going to the national chain pool store was no real help. They sold us "shock", algaecides and said "do this" and "do that" and your problem will be solved! Well, that's not what happened. After almost two weeks, trips for water testing every other day, and a couple hundred dollars worth of stuff, nothing had changed. The pool was still green and smelly!

    So, I began searching on the internet hoping to find solutions. That's when I found TFP! I joined, posted my problem and within MINUTES, several of the site experts began asking questions and offering advice and solutions. One week later, the pool is as clean, clear and beautiful as it has ever been! (My wife thinks the water looks and feels better than it did on the first day we had it!) And for a FRACTION of what I was paying at the pool store!

    The folks here are amazing! They are kind (when you are a beginner asking questions), patient (when you are a beginner asking a LOT of questions) and, most importantly, they KNOW what they're doing (the results prove it)!

    I'm a BBB and TFP convert, and now, a proud supporter!

    Thanks TFP and all the amazing people here!
    13500 gal above ground (24' round/4' deep), vinyl, 2hp/2 speed pump, ProClean cartridge filter (125 sq ft surface area), Hayward auto chlorinator (turned off!).

    "There once was a fellow named Harry, who's pool became green and contrary!
    Then he found TroubleFree, learned about BBB, now pool care's not quite as scary!"

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    Re: Thank You, TFP!

    We could not have gotten your pool cleaned up without you
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    Re: Thank You, TFP!

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    We could not have gotten your pool cleaned up without you
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    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Thank You, TFP!

    It is always good to hear we have been of help with these sorts of success stories Hopefully you will hang around, learn more, enjoy the company and in turn share with other newbies having problems down the road. Just following other help threads you will be surprised what you learn, and even more surprised that you can answer some of the questions yourself, for example if a person posts a photo of an unknown filter, and it is the same model you own you have a chance to share your knowledge...

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    Re: Thank You, TFP!

    These folks ARE great, aren't they! Welcome aboard and thanks for supporting this site. Stick with TFP and you will never be Pool Stored again.
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    Re: Thank You, TFP!

    Thanks, all. I'm hooked. And, you know, I'm finding that learning about how to take care of my own pool, and starting to understand the when's and why's is fun!
    13500 gal above ground (24' round/4' deep), vinyl, 2hp/2 speed pump, ProClean cartridge filter (125 sq ft surface area), Hayward auto chlorinator (turned off!).

    "There once was a fellow named Harry, who's pool became green and contrary!
    Then he found TroubleFree, learned about BBB, now pool care's not quite as scary!"

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    Re: Thank You, TFP!

    Also, when someone comments about how beautiful the pool is, I have the satisfaction of knowing I did it myself! (With a LOT of help from my new friends at TFP!)
    13500 gal above ground (24' round/4' deep), vinyl, 2hp/2 speed pump, ProClean cartridge filter (125 sq ft surface area), Hayward auto chlorinator (turned off!).

    "There once was a fellow named Harry, who's pool became green and contrary!
    Then he found TroubleFree, learned about BBB, now pool care's not quite as scary!"

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