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    We provide a forum where pool owners can learn, develop and share their pool / spa knowledge.

    We believe that armed with the power of understanding, any pool owner can achieve and maintain crystal clear water without reliance on the often unproductive advice and unneeded expense from pool stores.

    We emphasize the importance of self management, self testing and a willingness to learn.

    It is also our mission to help owners troubleshoot all parts of their pools....frequently allowing the owner to DIY a task that he/she could not accomplish alone.


    With over 140,000 members, TFP is the largest and most influential pool & spa website on the Internet. The reason is simple: TFPC (Trouble Free Pool Care) is a methodology, not a product that you must purchase. It is being practiced by thousands of pool owners just like you.

    Much of the chemistry you need to manage your pool, such as bleach for sanitation and baking soda for managing TA, are available at your local grocery store. The methods we teach are based on science, but they are simple, effective, and will save you money over traditional pool store methods.

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    Re: Closing pool too early

    There are two necessary steps to protect the pool, at least in my opinion.

    1) When closing the pool early, always bring up to SLAM level,

    Catanzaro Today, 06:45 AM Go to last post

    Re: SolaHart conversion

    I wouldn't bypass the tank. The way that that product is designed the tank acts as a heat exchanger. I would connect that system up to the domestic hot

    CJadamec Today, 06:40 AM Go to last post

    Re: Just kill me now

    I fought multiple algae blooms every year, typically after heavy rains and the pool went used for many days. This was using the Intex supplied pump and

    ike0069 Today, 06:38 AM Go to last post
    Pool Clown

    Re: Aqualink pda stuck on waiting

    Check the wire that runs from the transceiver to the box, AND the connections at both ends. Black and red wires are power. If things light up, those

    Pool Clown Today, 06:33 AM Go to last post

    Re: Closing pool too early

    We opened in February last year to replace coping and it looked great, but not sure what an extra two months would do. This is now our second year with

    HiddenRiver Today, 06:27 AM Go to last post

    Re: Cyclone for central vac


    You could also remove the cover on the central vacuum (mine is in the basement) and allow debris to be blown all the way down. I

    Catanzaro Today, 06:19 AM Go to last post

    Re: Howdy from South Central PA

    SLAM'ed the pool for the last two days. OCLT was 1ppm or less this morning. Water is pretty clear except for when I stir up any sediment. Going to let

    NUTNDUN Today, 06:19 AM Go to last post

    Re: Prayers please

    Doing much better. Attitude is back. Will post more Peter.

    RhettABrown Today, 06:17 AM Go to last post