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  • TFP Home Page exists to develop and promote a simple, inexpensive, and effective system of pool care.....Trouble Free Pool Care (TFPC).

    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 100,000 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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    We'll take the mystery out of pool water management and your eyes will be opened to the finest and most cost-effective way to have a beautiful pool or spa. Your experience here will be extremely rewarding...we promise.
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    Re: The Pool Factory ?

    Thanks for the info!

    I appreciate the input.


    pratzert Today, 01:48 PM Go to last post

    Re: Overflow Drain?

    I do NOT have an autofill pot that I know of anywhere. I usually throw in the hose to top off the water when it gets low.

    See? This

    Rocketfish Today, 01:45 PM Go to last post

    Re: New Build in PA - Need Help Making Final Choices

    So I have a neighbor with a similar sized pool. He says he never uses his heater, and his pool gets to mid 80s. Maybe that is because as he claims,

    oakridge Today, 01:39 PM Go to last post

    Re: Overflow Drain?

    Also, you should drain the water down. You do not want water sitting at the height of the coping as the seal between the deck and coping isn't always

    JoyfulNoise Today, 01:38 PM Go to last post

    Re: Overflow Drain?

    I have an overflow that basically looks like a return jet, but is piped outside the deck area. At the end of a pipe is a 180 bend that can be adjusted

    vertcnc Today, 01:37 PM Go to last post

    Re: Overflow Drain?

    Do you have an autofill pot somewhere? There is a connection point at the top of most autofill pots for 1" PVC pipe connection that can be used

    JoyfulNoise Today, 01:36 PM Go to last post

    Re: Is there a virus on the website?

    I'm still unable to tell 100% for sure just what's going on, if it's the site itself or a setting at your workplace. For now there is a scan going on

    Leebo Today, 01:34 PM Go to last post

    Re: The Pool Factory ?

    My pool is from The Pool Factory.. I got it in August 2013.. I have dealt with them several times since then and they are always great.

    TSiGirl Today, 01:33 PM Go to last post