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Thread: Using TFPC method, I feel like "is this it?"

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    Using TFPC method, I feel like "is this it?"

    Water has looked great, and with a solid understanding of how CYA and FC interact with each other, as well as pH and TA, etc, it has been so easy to keep chemicals in balance using the TF100 test kit. Granted, it takes daily vigilance, but nothing more than 5-10 minutes a day. So I feel like, "that's IT? that's all there is to pool care?"

    Sometimes, in fact, I feel like I should be doing MORE!

    Aside from my plaster problem (whole another thread), pool has not caused any drama. It has been a source of fun, with all the partying and having both adults and kids over for some splash time!

    As soon as I get some extra funds, I will make a donation to this forum... I want it to be around forever!
    IG gunite pool size: 12,500 gallons - includes spa with spillover, Polaris vacuum cleaner, Ultrapure Ozonator, inline tab chlorinator that I no longer use
    Filter: Hayward Swimclear Model #4030, 4-Cartridge Filters
    Pump: Century, 2 HP with a Hayward 6060 booster pump
    Date of build: March-April 2014 *NEW* : Test kit: TF-100

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    Re: Using TFPC method, I feel like "is this it?"

    Good post !
    You've found out how easy this can be. With the understanding of the water chemistry and using the right tool for testing your water, your pool chores are not chores anymore and have gotten a lot easier and faster.
    Your working smarter not harder ! 😎
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Using TFPC method, I feel like "is this it?"

    Great Post!

    Yup. Thats about it. Once you lean what your pool is telling you it needs just by looking at it, you wont even have to spend 10 minutes a day on it. To me, 10 minutes a day seems excessive!
    Divin Dave,
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    Re: Using TFPC method, I feel like "is this it?"

    I'm afraid so.

    You can always fill your time fixing other people's pools by answering some questions here. You've obviously mastered testing and dosing.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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    Re: Using TFPC method, I feel like "is this it?"

    Don't forget to brush that rascal when ya' get bored!
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    Re: Using TFPC method, I feel like "is this it?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    Great Post!

    Yup. Thats about it. Once you lean what your pool is telling you it needs just by looking at it, you wont even have to spend 10 minutes a day on it. To me, 10 minutes a day seems excessive!
    Hahaha! I have to admit that a good portion of those 10 minutes are usually spent on pacing around the pool, partly wondering whether I need to do more, and partly admiring my sparkling oasis!
    IG gunite pool size: 12,500 gallons - includes spa with spillover, Polaris vacuum cleaner, Ultrapure Ozonator, inline tab chlorinator that I no longer use
    Filter: Hayward Swimclear Model #4030, 4-Cartridge Filters
    Pump: Century, 2 HP with a Hayward 6060 booster pump
    Date of build: March-April 2014 *NEW* : Test kit: TF-100

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    Re: Using TFPC method, I feel like "is this it?"

    I have to admit, I really only seem to need to brush my pool when I open and SLAM it. After that, as long as I keep FC in range, I never brush, and I haven't had algae or excessive chlorine consumption.
    8,000 gallon, in ground, fiberglass pool with a cartridge filter.

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    Re: Using TFPC method, I feel like "is this it?"

    Sometimes I wish there was more to it, also. I get bored, go outside and stare at it while it sparkles.
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    Re: Using TFPC method, I feel like "is this it?"

    Ditto.
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