A few weeks ago, I was at an unnamed Pool Store (I won't mention the brand, but it's the only chain left in Houston!) purchasing door alarms. There was a couple in front of me getting "Pool Stored" over their water analysis. Apparently, they had been fighting "green water" all year and were really agitated about the 5th or 6th "new" treatment the store was recommending. At first, I was amused. But the more I listened to their frustration, I decided to take action.
As they were heading back to the phosphate removal section, I pulled them aside and asked a few questions. (I bet you can predict their answers...) Yes, they use chlorine pucks and always have (11 years). Yes, they have been fighting algae for about 3 years. Yes, they have spent a fortune adding in chemicals over the last 6 months. No, these unnamed chemicals haven't made any difference. I briefly explained the TFP method and explained to them that they needed to get CYA under control through water replacement and then stick to bleach and acid only. I then gave them the link to this site and implored them to check it out and follow the guidance on here. They seemed very receptive to my advice and were very thankful for the intervention. I have no idea what they ended up doing, but I hope they are now part of the illuminati practicing sensible pool chemistry.
Anybody else have any non-TroubleFreePool evangelical stories and/or interventions that resulted in converts to this site?