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    About that Dragon from last year

    When I first found this forum last summer my pool was pea-soup green ("Time to slay the dragon" 9-4-13) Life was not good. But I listened to the senior members of this forum even when they chewed on my behind

    I bought THE TESTKIT ! and learned how to use it consistently.

    I posted test results so I could be again.

    I learned patience, because you don't just clear up a 40,000 gallon algae bloom overnight.

    And I basically wrote off an entire swimming season.

    With the unseasonably warm weather in February, I opened the pool in early March, determined to not let another summer get away.

    My pool is clear. Although my CYA is down, my CC is ZERO, and I can see the rust stains in the deepest part of the pool (10 ft).

    My point is, for the new people out there, is that the TFP system WORKS!!!!!!! Trust the system. Ask questions. Post your test results. And learn to test your own water. You can reclaim your pool from the green monster. If I can do it, so can you.

    I still need a new filtration system etc., but that is best left for another part of the forum.

    As the Nike ads have said for years, JUST DO IT!

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    Re: About that Dragon from last year

    Great post!!! Congratulations on taking control ... these are the stories that make it worth it for us to keep coming back and teaching others
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    Re: About that Dragon from last year

    Yeah, I know it is a weird way of saying THANKS but I wanted to get it out there!!!!!
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    Re: About that Dragon from last year

    Gotta luv that test kit smiley!
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    Re: About that Dragon from last year

    Enjoy your pool this summer Tiba80!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: About that Dragon from last year

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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: About that Dragon from last year

    Great post tiba80
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    Re: About that Dragon from last year

    Just one more +1

    I love a success story when the lights all come on. Love it!!
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    Re: About that Dragon from last year

    Great follow up post.
    Thanks



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    Re: About that Dragon from last year

    Tiba80:

    Thanks for sharing your story. Great job on taking control.
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    Re: About that Dragon from last year

    Here's a link to the original thread, if anyone else is interested.
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