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  1. frustratedpoolmom

    New Member who is just starting to learn how to maintain my own pool

    You are adding chlorine every day, right?
  2. frustratedpoolmom


    Welcome Larry!
  3. frustratedpoolmom

    New Member and need pump priming help!

    Do you have a check valve between the skimmers and the intake to the pump basket?
  4. frustratedpoolmom

    New pool owner of a house that was foreclosed - figuring out the puzzle :)

    That's personal preference, but obviously not where something could cause it to re-enter the pool (like a heavy rainstorm).
  5. frustratedpoolmom

    New taker of old inground pool - need help desparately

    Sand does not need to be changed every 2-3 years, thats just false. I'm assuming the "capsules" are calcium hypo because most use "tablets/pucks" which are trichlor... Can you confirm that? Cloudiness can be caused by a few things but 95% of the time its not enough chlorine. I suggest you...
  6. frustratedpoolmom

    New pool owner of a house that was foreclosed - figuring out the puzzle :)

    The CYA test MUST be done OUTSIDE (sun vs. clouds is ideal). Turn your back to the sun and hold the vial waste high. You will not get an accurate reading indoors. You can pour the solution back into the mixing bottle, and repeat several times until you are confident with the results. Get...
  7. frustratedpoolmom

    Re-Introducing Myself!

    That's actually a friend's pool, and was doing them a favor, when they called me in a panic because of the weird color. He insisted at the time that nothing was added.... it was bizarre... I planned to go back a day or 2 later, and he said nevermind, everything is fine now. So nope, haven't...
  8. frustratedpoolmom

    Re-Introducing Myself!

    Yes, I started taking care of my friends and families pools using the methods I learned here. About 4 years in (and a divorce) I needed to earn money and was convinced a pool maintenance business was the way to go (especially because there were not many out this way, a definite niche, and a lot...
  9. frustratedpoolmom

    Re-Introducing Myself!

    Either way, but I find sometimes people who are new to this can benefit from following a thread, even if it isn't exactly their situation. :) - - - Updated - - - Thank you!
  10. frustratedpoolmom

    Re-Introducing Myself!

    So, I'm laid up for a couple of days after slicing my leg open on the back of my truck. So since I can't physically work on my clients' pools for a couple of days, I'll hang out here and try and assist. I joined TFP back in 2007 and became a Moderator in 2008. My life took me in all sorts of...
  11. frustratedpoolmom

    Hello All

    LOL nope, it's me...
  12. frustratedpoolmom

    Hello All

    I want to apologize to all who have messaged me over the last year, I didn't have my notifications turned on.... that has been fixed :) I'm extremely busy and don't get to visit as much as I would like, but I'll try whenever possible. TFP, all the way! FPM :testkit:
  13. frustratedpoolmom

    Intex Skimmer Causes Pump to Make Horrible Sucking Sound

    Its sucking air. period..., that's not an "intex" problem - its a connection problem or its defective/broken. Have you tried connecting the pump directly, without the "skimmer" portion?
  14. frustratedpoolmom

    Taking the plunge

    Good Luck!
  15. frustratedpoolmom

    Re-Introduction Time

    LOL For the record - I order the majority of my refills through TFTestkits and when I do have the glorious moments of conducting a pool school - I give them the link to get the kit. It really is the best on the market for multiple reasons. BTW Dave - I have modified my original 'school' to...
  16. frustratedpoolmom

    Re-Introduction Time

    I use tablets. :slidehalo::cheers::testkit: I have to. I have clients who are every 7 days up to 9 or 10. For those clients they get an extra dose of liquid chlorine each visit to boost up the FC level. They pay me a bit more than my other clients because it requires the dosing of Borax and...
  17. frustratedpoolmom

    Re-Introduction Time

    Yah in a way, you sorta are. The service it sells itself when they see that you know what you are talking about. It's kinda like when a Noob here finds TFP and reads and says "AHA! or EUREKA! this all makes sense" and you realize how much time and money and energy was wasted at the pool store...
  18. frustratedpoolmom


    Welcome back! :)
  19. frustratedpoolmom

    Re-Introduction Time

    Hey girl! :)
  20. frustratedpoolmom

    New pool owner, not sure how to start my pool system

    What did he do? Did he remove the plugs and gizmos from all the inlets/outlets? Did he put the plugs on the filter pump? It shouldn't be too hard if those things were at least done. Never heard of an official opening that didn't start up the pump. Was this someone you paid? :?
  21. frustratedpoolmom

    New to TFPs - Lifetime Arizonan and 4x Pool owner

    Welcome! I acquired a client last year with an infloor system and lol he still pays me to come out weekly. Love them. Love SWG's too, I'm curious if perhaps you had a bad experience with one in particular and that is why you hesitate? (not all systems are created equal LOL)
  22. frustratedpoolmom

    Re-Introduction Time

    Thanks Zea! Glad to be back :)
  23. frustratedpoolmom

    Re-Introduction Time

    Hello everyone! My name is Ann (Annie) and I joined TFP in 2007 when it was owned by Sean B. After the experts here fixed every problem I had been having for 6 years, in less than a month, I stayed to "pay it forward". About a year later, Sean B. asked me to become a Moderator. I was a...
  24. frustratedpoolmom

    Hi from Fresno Cali - Frustrated with cloudy water

    Re: By George I Think I Don't Have It.... No. Take a deep breath.... Without the FAS-DPD test kit to test your Free Chlorine levels, you face a losing battle. Blindly throwing in chems you risk damage to your pool and equipment. If water is no object where you are, draining and starting...
  25. frustratedpoolmom

    Howdy from CT

    Yes, it would at least give us some idea of what you are working with, and give us a way to work around the lack of the K2006. You need to measure the side wall... so we can calculate your gallons. I'm guessing it's 48 - not 42 but we need to know for sure.
  26. frustratedpoolmom

    pool hasnt't been used in 6 years

    Yes, before we suggest pressure washing, it would be helpful to know what type of inground pool it is (vinyl liner/plaster)?
  27. frustratedpoolmom

    New pool in Michigan

    Welcome, and good luck! :-) (ps we love pics...)
  28. frustratedpoolmom

    Great Site

    Welcome Titan :)
  29. frustratedpoolmom

    Hi from Texas

    Welcome to TFP :)
  30. frustratedpoolmom

    Reformed pool owner

    Welcome :)