Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Thank you TFP!

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Lawrence, KS
    Posts
    71

    Thank you TFP!

    I can't say enough good things about this website and the experts who are willing to help during all hours of the day. We opened our pool last year so this was the first opening we have done coming out of Winter. After opening the cover on Friday, I could tell the water was messed up badly as it stunk and was very cloudy. We used the TFP method all last summer so I was familiar with the basics of it. However, I never had to conquer a disaster such as what I was facing this year. With the help of several on this forum, I dedicated most of Saturday to following the SLAM procedure. One expert told me I probably had ammonia so we took care of that and then moved on to SLAM. After adding about 22 gallons of Menards 12.5% liquid chlorine, I am happy to report that our water is back to sparkling blue!

    The best part about this is we have several others in the neighborhood who have had pools for years and use the standard chlorine pucks, algaecide, etc.. Because of our warm winter and warm February, many of them are suffering from serious algae issues that are taking weeks to try and clear up. I offered up TFP and I'm hoping to convince them to switch their methodology.

    Anyways, I appreciate everything this forum does and thanks again to everyone who walked me through the process this weekend.
    Constructed in Spring 2016, 20x40 inground vinyl liner pool; depths from 3.5 to 6.5 feet; 26,000 gallons, Pentair sand filter, Pentair two-speed Whisperflo pump, In-line chlorinator (don't use it though), 125,000 BTU Pentair Heat Pump, Coverstar Automatic Cover, TF-100 Test kit, fill pool with city water.

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Patrick_B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Midland TX
    Posts
    14,999

    Re: Thank you TFP!

    Thanks for the kind words.

    Congratulations on your success, but we couldn't have done it without you.

    I'm very glad to hear this worked out well so quickly, and I hope you're the envy of your neighbors this summer.
    TFP Moderator
    Essential Links:
    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
    28K Gal IG FreeForm, CLI Quartz, Pentair 36"SF & VS Pump, Dolphin M5, Rheem

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    40,879

    Re: Thank you TFP!

    Patrick stealing my lines

    Glad we were able to help. Seems to have gone very quickly for you since you committed and were so diligent. Way to go!
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Lawrence, KS
    Posts
    71

    Re: Thank you TFP!

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Patrick stealing my lines

    Glad we were able to help. Seems to have gone very quickly for you since you committed and were so diligent. Way to go!
    I agree, it went much quicker than I thought would happen. You and Richard must have been online all day Saturday because I would post my results and your feedback was immediate. I did feel like I was babysitting the pool and my neighbors told me that they always assumed you just "shock" the pool and let it do it's thing. I told them I'm using a different method and showed them my Taylor-100 Test Kit. I think a few of them thought I was more of a scientist than a pool owner!
    Constructed in Spring 2016, 20x40 inground vinyl liner pool; depths from 3.5 to 6.5 feet; 26,000 gallons, Pentair sand filter, Pentair two-speed Whisperflo pump, In-line chlorinator (don't use it though), 125,000 BTU Pentair Heat Pump, Coverstar Automatic Cover, TF-100 Test kit, fill pool with city water.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •