TFPC stands for Trouble Free Pool Care. What else is TFPC? Simply put it is just good pool maintenance using bleach (liquid chlorine) and other generic chemicals that are readily available at the grocery store that are EXACTLY the same as the expensive ones from the pool store, along with water testing with a GOOD test kit so you know WHAT you need in your water and HOW MUCH you need to add.(more…)
Bonding and grounding are two very different things that are often confused. Grounding serves two purposes. First, a ground conductor provides a low resistance path to conduct lightning strikes to the earth. Second, grounding provides a low resistance path for hot wire shorts to conduct enough power back to the main panel to trip the circuit breaker. Bonding is about making sure that any electrical current that is present around the pool goes through the bonding wire instead of going through you.(more…)
TFP is not a medical authority, nor do we provide medical advice. The following items are simply highlighted as common areas we see discussed here at TFP. Whenever there is a concern for personal safety, contact a physician immediately. Building/electrical codes vary between location. When in doubt, contact a certified specialist for assistance.
This article looks at some of the more common swimming pool myths and the truth behind them. Most of the myths discussed here revolve around water quality. As we stress here at TFP, testing your water daily with a reliable drops-based kit and balancing it is the most effective way to maintain a safe and sanitary swimming environment. No gimmicks, no expensive treatments; just five minutes a day!(more…)
Although Pool School is designed to be a one stop resource for pool care information, there is simply no way to include every possible topic. Below are links to a number of topics and posts from the TFP Forums that present material that is not covered, or not covered in nearly as much detail, in the existing Pool School articles. Keep in mind that the content of many of these posts is very technical and that they are not always well organized for easy reference.(more…)