I have been following TFP method for a little over a month now and could not be happier. First some history. Moved into new (to us) house in April 2013. It had an existing pool, probably 20 years or more old. The previous owner followed TFP and even left me a TF-100 test kit. Me being a total newbie, ignorant and lazy, I listened to more "experienced" pool owners and big pool store and just went with chlorine pucks and powdered shock. I fought algae all last summer. When it started again this year I was ready to give up and pay someone to take care of pool (what a mistake that would have been). Finally I broke out the TF-100 and started following TFP. I have not had to "shock" since the middle of June with no sign of the algae. Pool has been consistently clean and sparkling since. Even when out of town for a week, I simply boosted the FC to slam level and came home to a beautiful pool.
The only problem I think I am having is high pH. Here are test results from yesterday.
pH seems to consistently continue to rise. Usually add about a gallon of acid over a week period. Is this usual or am I missing something. I have been keeping the FC level at 7.
Other than this as the title say I am a Happy Pool Owner thanks to TFP.
30,000 gal (best guess)
In ground plaster
2 hp Pentair challenger pump
triton II TR60 sand filter.