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Meet Texas Splash

Is it hot in here? Time for a texas splash! In all fairness………I didn’t write that. Pat wrote all of that “dad Joke!”  That said, let’s learn some more about TFP’s Rock Star! Where are you from? My story begins in France, the son of an Army Sergeant and cute little local cashier.  Next thing you know I’m on a plane back to the states at 6-weeks old.  We were stationed all over (New Mexico, Pittsburgh, etc) but most of the time we lived in Las Vegas, Nevada which is where I graduated in 1981. …
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Meet OtPirate

Would you look at those dogs! Let’s learn more about TFP’s Lady in Charge! Tell us about yourself Why OTPirate? My degree is in Occupational Therapy and I went to East Carolina University-home of Peedee the Pirate. Arrgghhh! During my therapy career, I’ve worked with the elderly, the young, spinal injuries, strokes, but my love was hand therapy and I am one of very few therapists that are Certified Hand Therapists. I have seen some nasty injuries, and enjoyed those the most!  How’d you get involved with pools? How did I get into all this pool stuff? My dad, Duraleigh, …
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Meet Bmoreswim

Meet One of TFP’s newest Moderators….. I’ve always noticed that Kurt tends to be one of the more silent Moderators, lets see if we can wake him up some to share some info about himself? Tell us about your pool This is our first pool. We visited a relative in Georgia years ago for a long weekend before we built and that planted the seed for our pool. It is a classic style 18’x38’ rectangle with an autocover and diving board with bluestone coping, set about 100’ away from the house and about 10’ below …
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Meet Mknauss

It’s all his fault! Let’s look at the one who’s luck found him on a cruise during this time of uncertainty.  Describe your current pool. This is our very first pool. It’s a small pool just for us to cool down in our warm summers. Has been pretty simple to manage. We leave for extended trips and with little intervention it stays in good shape. The SWCG lets us do that. When I convinced my wife to move back to the desert when we retired, she said ‘only if I get a pool!’ So there …
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Meet Jimrahbe

Automation, Salt Water, electrical Oh MY! Jim is a huge part of TFP and how much he’s able to help users with their electrical issues.  Over the years I’ve learned to step back and read whenever Jim answers, as there’s going to be something said that I never knew.  Let’s take a few minutes and learn more about JimRahbe. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Jim Rahbe.  It is a strange name and pronounced “Ray-Bee”.  I was born in Bathgate Scotland and came to this country when I was …
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Meet Arizonarob

One word best describes this TFP user, and that’s GIF. I would hate to count how many GIF’s Rob has shared with us over the years.  Since 2018 Rob has kept us laughing while helping us with our pools.  Let’s learn more about Arizonarob, a TFP Guide. Tell us about your pool This is our first ever pool.  It’s a Free form sport/play pool, 3 1/2-5-4ft deep with pebble tech finish.  Most of our equipment is from Hayward.  Testing is done with a K-2006, and of coarse a Speedstir. What brought you to TFP? I …
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Meet AJW22

learn more about AJW22 A little known tid-bit about Allen, he’s been one of the main forces behind TFP creating our new Wiki.  From making minor edits to coming up with whole new articles,  Allen is clearly dedicated to helping homeowners everywhere. Tell us about your pool experience My current house has a 20’x50′ plaster pool with attached spillover spa. Came with the house and installed by the prior owner in 2001. My previous house had a kidney shaped plaster pool. Also came with the house. So I have been a caretaker of 2 pools …
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Meet BDavis

Enjoy learning about one of TFP’s building Experts. In 2014 this professional Firefighter and licensed General Contractor joined TFP while assisting a neighbor.  As years went on he’s combined his humor with some amazing pool builds.  Enjoy learning more about TFP Expert, Bdavis466 Describe your current pool My current pool was built to give a tropical look and to entertain the kids. It has a lot of waterfalls and places to jump. Its 7’ at its deepest, has a grotto and a built in spa. There’s a main circulation pump and 3 others that power …
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Meet Leebo

As a funny story, I’m likely the only member who’s here who doesn’t own a pool. I’ll now wait so you can ponder “why is he here??” I became a member of TFP much like many of you here, I had NO clue how to maintain pool water. Years ago my mother and father in-law built a pool while my wife was still living at home. The pool became a gathering point every year for the family and it’s something Sherry has always loved. After we got married we moved only minutes away from her …