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Thread: How do you not strangle nonbelievers that you love?

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    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Binghamton NY

    How do you not strangle nonbelievers that you love?

    Our journey from green to clean is complete, after removing hair plugs, replacing the filters often and of course keeping the chlorine level up. DH has been unusually helpful in replacing filters and hauling bleach, since my arm is still giving problems. At the sight of a clear blue pool yesterday he was quite pleased with himself (mind you, we've had a pool for 6 years). "Isn't it amazing that we can go from a swamp to that! just with me changing the filters!". I replied it isn't magic, there are precise chemical balances at work here... and recited all of the test levels, and how much bleach raised the ppm of chlorine to what level, and where that related to the various chemical levels in our pool. He just replied "huh!" and beamed at the pool as if it happened by magic and his own sweat.

    (I should have let it stay yucky for a few more days, he had agreed to a filter/pump upgrade)
    Coast Spa Fitness Wellness Infinity Spa since June 2017. 5200 Gallons, Chlorine. Previous Intex owner.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: How do you not strangle nonbelievers that you love?

    Ya done good

    He'll eventually come around
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

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    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    hurricane deep south

    Re: How do you not strangle nonbelievers that you love?

    LOL. That the work I do is not MAGIC is a conversation I've had more often this past year with selling/buying/moving, esp with the kids. There was a period where I got petulant and let things slide or left things half done so people could see there was work in progress (not the pool). I don't recommend this route, it made my family anxious, and me as well. Probably what has worked the best is to have them escort me and keep me company while I work. Maybe what's missing - the real key is that I don't take as much pride in my work as some people naturally do - I'm just glad it's done and move on to the next problem/project!
    33K IG 1967 45' X 20' Roman 4-8 ft plaster/gunite. Triton Sand, 1.5 HP pump. Indoor with Screen Atrium top. Bought a Swamp with Nails Glass and Trash with An Algae Encrusted Astroturf Surround. On par and thankful to TFP since 4/2010. A good test kit is your friend! Using a K-2006, refills from TFTest kits.

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    Re: How do you not strangle nonbelievers that you love?

    I thought we were going to start talking religion here

    I had a buddy and his wife stop over yesterday. I remodeled his pool some years back, and he struggles with it. His wife says "Bruce, your pool looks beautiful; you must spend an awful lot of time on it". I told her "yup, I do; probably close to 10-15 minutes a week"! She looks at hubby, he looks at me and says "I never did go on that site that you told me about, but I do go to Leslie's a lot and pick up shock and algaecide and other stuff that they sell, but my pool never really clears up. In fact, I have foam in it now"!

    Waddya gonna do?! He has a bad temp sensor so I will probably go replace that for him this week and see if I can get him to get on the site then.......

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    Re: How do you not strangle nonbelievers that you love?

    You'd think it'd be more expensive to keep a pool looking this good, but actually it is cheaper.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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