Selecting your pool furniture can make a huge difference from just a simple functional area up to an outdoor living area. Many think selecting furniture is as simple as selecting a blue cushion for the patio chair or a red rug for under the table. We at TFP however know there is far more to it than just that. While selecting the colors will always be up to you, here’s a few practical suggestions to help make buying pool furniture more enjoyable. First off, don’t feel you must rush out and get everything at once. …
PoolMath is a handy app based tool that does all of the calculations required to maintain your pool. PoolMath can figure out the amounts of chemicals to add, what appropriate FC levels are for your CYA level, what your calcite saturation index is, and help you estimate your pool volume.
We believe any pool owner can achieve and maintain safe, crystal clear pool water, without high expense, by using the science-based, Trouble Free Pool Care (TFPC) methodology. Our approach is to teach you how a product will affect your water, so you can self-test and confirm the expected change, rather than tell you to just add x, y and z product and bring back another water sample for testing. We’re not in this for the money (Trouble Free Pool is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit) so we are able to step back from giving advice, for …
Welcome to the visual encyclopedia of pool equipment, a collection of photos of many common pieces of pool equipment and supplies. Pool Skim Attaches to the return to create a skimmer. Intermatic Timer Fiberglass Pool Union Part to join two pipes together. Skimmer Basket
DISCLAIMERTFP 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.
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.
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!
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