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    TFP strikes again!

    I've become a pool snob.

    Went to a friend's family pool party tonight and just couldn't bring myself to swim. Cloudy water with all sorts of algae carcasses ( ) yet they were very proud that this was the best their pool had looked all year!

    Came home and jumped into my sparkly goodness! TFP!
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    Re: TFP strikes again!

    Most people don't know what a clear pool looks like.
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    Re: TFP strikes again!

    It is quite sad really ... had a similar conversation someone who also thought theirs was clean, yet I could hardly see the bottom.
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    Re: TFP strikes again!

    You've got an icon
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    Re: TFP strikes again!

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    Re: TFP strikes again!

    I can jump on this band wagon, and you know what? Im proud to do so! LOL
    We entertain quite a bit, people compliment me on the pool all the time and say "wow you need to come to my house".
    When I explain to them how its done they glaze over, ok open your mind people if you do what everyone else does you get what everyone else has.....and in this case its a cloudy pool

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    It's amazing how brainwashed some people are. They really can't let go of their "pucks". I've tried to explain the CYA to chlorine relationship to some people and they just give me that blank stare like I'm an Alien! Then they start arguing with me that they are doing nothing wrong. Pool stored and not hearing anything else. I just smile and walk away.........!!
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    Re: TFP strikes again!

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    hee hee! I like it!


    I felt really bad for them. They asked what I do to my pool and I replied with "I put bleach in it." That's "too much trouble" for them so they are gonna stick with pucks and "shocking" once a week. Good luck with that. You can come swim at my house when your pool goes from cloudy to flat out green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joegus View Post
    It's amazing how brainwashed some people are. They really can't let go of their "pucks". I've tried to explain the CYA to chlorine relationship to some people and they just give me that blank stare like I'm an Alien! Then they start arguing with me that they are doing nothing wrong. Pool stored and not hearing anything else. I just smile and walk away.........!!
    Pucks have a place if you understand your pool. I keep one in the pool at all times because of my schedule. I top off with bleach as needed, and adjust pH to counter the acid in the pucks. We lose enough water to splashout to balance the 1 or so ppm that the pucks add.
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    Re: TFP strikes again!

    I was in my pool yesterday with a pair of goggles on and looked across and watched my boy do a cannonball. It was like i was looking through glass at him. It was so clear. I'll have an underwater video up shortly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aasbury View Post
    Pucks have a place if you understand your pool. I keep one in the pool at all times because of my schedule. I top off with bleach as needed, and adjust pH to counter the acid in the pucks. We lose enough water to splashout to balance the 1 or so ppm that the pucks add.
    I agree. But you must understand what the "pucks" do to your water chemistry. I use trichlor when I go on vacation. I intentionally keep my CYA on the lower side to compensate. You must have a bunch of active kids for the splashout! This is what is so cool about this website and TFPC. No pool store could give you this much information to control the maintenance of your pool!
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    Re: TFP strikes again!

    Quote Originally Posted by joegus View Post
    I agree. But you must understand what the "pucks" do to your water chemistry. I use trichlor when I go on vacation. I intentionally keep my CYA on the lower side to compensate. You must have a bunch of active kids for the splashout! This is what is so cool about this website and TFPC. No pool store could give you this much information to control the maintenance of your pool!
    Well, there is an example of two brilliant TFP's. They not only know WHAT they are doing but WHY they are doing it. Thanks for posting guys....warms my heart....seriously!
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    Re: TFP strikes again!

    A Facebook friend posted a picture of her pool the other day and tagged someone telling her that the water is now clear. The thought going through my head...It is?
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