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    TFP testimonial

    Well I have been on the tfp method for many months and things are crystal clear and balanced. My daily cost is about .25 cents for chemicals versus $2.17 a day with the Frog. Plus my pool is cleaner than ever without shock, algaecide, or metal mineral packs. My cya is coming down slowly. After converting to a Borate pool my ph and Ta are staying smooth without the wild swings. Thank you everyone for all the advice.
    Inground 13,200 gal Vinyl, Pentair 3/4 hp pump, Pentair Sand Dollar filter, Polaris 280

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    Re: TFP testimonial

    Having your own test kit makes a difference, huh?

    Now that you've got this chemistry thing figured, you can start answering questions.
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    Re: TFP testimonial

    It makes an enormous difference
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    Re: TFP testimonial

    Nice work!
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    Re: TFP testimonial

    Richard has the right idea, it's starting to get busy in here - jump in and answer questions......
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    Re: TFP testimonial

    Will do
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    Re: TFP testimonial

    25 cents a day?

    1/12 of a gallon of bleach a day? My pool is twice your size and take 1/2 gallon of bleach a day, so about $1.50 per day for bleach.

    How are you keeping you FC up for such a cheap price?
    25,000 IG plaster pool. DE Pentair 60 gallons. Hayward pump with Single speed AO Smith 2.4 hp motor. Pool installed probably 20 yrs ago. Taylor water tesing kit.

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    Good for you. It's so much easier and looks better!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: TFP testimonial

    We've been using the TFP method for a few years now and we couldn't be happier. We just opened our pool on Friday (5/8), and by the next day, the water was clear. It used to take days for the water to clear up after opening. Today's FC level was good, 0 CC and if tonight's chlorine loss test passes, I'll stop slamming tomorrow.

    This really is the only way to maintain a pool.
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    Re: TFP testimonial

    Quote Originally Posted by j_m_min View Post
    25 cents a day?

    1/12 of a gallon of bleach a day? My pool is twice your size and take 1/2 gallon of bleach a day, so about $1.50 per day for bleach.

    How are you keeping you FC up for such a cheap price?
    I get bleach at Food Lion $2.50 a gallon. My current usage is 10 to 12 ounces a day.
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    Re: TFP testimonial

    Knowledge is power. Power to take control of your pool and not blindly hope it will be ok. I love hearing this from people. Excellent!!
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    Re: TFP testimonial

    Hey, flipflop swiped my user name before I even got here! I like a flipflop.
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    Re: TFP testimonial

    Three years ago I was in tears and ready to fill in my in ground pool with cement-TFP walked me through the whole process of clearing up my "difficult pool" (that's the term the pool stored used ). I had added so many chemicals that my CYA was off the charts-the pool store never even mentioned checking that level-just kept selling me more chemicals-I was leaving the store many days with $200 of chemicals, all while my pool got cloudier. Today I opened up my pool after a loooong Chicago winter and my pool is crystal clear. My levels are near perfect- if it ever warms up here, we're all set! If any one wonders if TCF is worth the time it takes to educate yourself and try the method, my advise is not to waste another minute. When I first started reading this forum I thought I'd never get it right-but it's very easy!
    THANKS TFP!!
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    Re: TFP testimonial

    When I finally got a house with a pool, this was the first place I came to even before the paper work was signed.

    And I had a TF-100 kit delivered to work 2 weeks before I moved in.

    There were tabs in the skimmer, dangerously low ph (unswimmable eye burn levels) and high CH and 300+ CYA.

    The previous owner "showed" me how to backwash without bothering to rinse and when I asked about
    the sand shooting in from the returns he said that was normal. haha.

    keeping the pool nice and blue (avatar pic is from first swim last saturday) from day one thanks to the forum.
    16x32 IG Vinyl, 13,000 Gals. Hayward S-244T sand filter, SP2810X15 pump
    (1.5 HP motor) Raypak PR266AEN (266k btu) gas heater. TF-100 Test Kit.
    Dolphin E10 Cleaning Robot.

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