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    New to the group

    Hello everyone. I wanted to post a quick thank you to the owners of this forum. The information here has altered my whole approach to the pool and upkeep.

    I have a 13,000 Gal inground pool with vinyl liner. Up until now I was using first the pucks, and then the PoolFrog system. I always wondered where my chlorine was going and now with the understanding of how stabilizer works.....that mystery is solved. We also really hated our green hair in the swimming season , yet again another mystery solved.

    I bought the Taylor 2006 kit, Borax, Baking Soda, and a mess of bleach, and most importantly I feel in control of my pool for the first time ever. Oh, I went ahead and Borated the pool too......that was fun.

    Thanks again, and I look forward to the interesting conversations all swim season.

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    Re: New to the group

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Glad you found us

    Don't fall into the trap of buying all the B products. I have NEVER needed borax or baking soda.

    The TFPC method is really just about understanding your pool’s chemistry and through accurate testing, adding only what the pool NEEDS and not what someone wants to sell you.
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    Re: New to the group

    I added the Borax to try out the Borate pool. Prior to that I used the Baking Soda to balance my TA which was low. My PH has always fluctuated, now it is staying consistent.....

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    Re: New to the group

    March Pool.jpgReady for the season

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    Re: New to the group

    Looks like you're doing an excellent job.
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    Solar Blanket, Well Water, Borax Added, TF-100 tester. ? too cold
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    Re: New to the group

    Quote Originally Posted by Defgufman View Post
    Hello everyone. I wanted to post a quick thank you to the owners of this forum. The information here has altered my whole approach to the pool and upkeep.
    While never required to post and get answers, the best thanks is to donate to keep the lights on. Less money than you would spend just walking into a pool store.
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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