3 years of TFP, couldn't be happier


Silver Supporter
Apr 19, 2015
Sebastopol, CA

Science is wonderful. Just a quick note to thank the community. I started with TFP 3 years ago. What a difference. This year just a "mini" SLAM to get the pool crystal clear. So nice to know what to do and how to do it. Easy to maintain with the right testing. And, I do the same thing with my standalone spa. In fact, I also use a salt based system now in the spa. The water has never been better and easier to maintain. So, keep up the great advice to the new folks around here.


LifeTime Supporter
May 25, 2014
Ft. Wright, KY
Dndrich, I started TFP around the same time you did and couldn't agree with you more! I haven't opened my pool yet and I may be in for a nasty surprise, (who knew this winter would be so mild), but I know exactly what to do to fix it. No $500 trips to the pool store for magical potions that don't work and often make the problem worse.

I've owned this pool for over twenty years and I never knew until I put into practice what this forum teaches that the water could sparkle like it does. Everyone is so helpful!


LifeTime Supporter
Jul 13, 2012
Dallas, TX

I began TFP methodology in June 2014. Since that time:

- No 'Shocking'
- No SLAM's
- No Algae
- Perfect water clarity. I'm still waiting for what I used to battle; cloudy water, invisible issues (organics. non-visible Algae types, etc), DE Filter PSI rising within hours for no obvious visual reasons.
- Extended DE Filter cycles (time between my Backwashes has increased from once every ~4 weeks to averaging once every 4-5 months.



Bronze Supporter
Dec 7, 2016
couldn't agree more, even though my pool is only 3 months old it looks sparkling clean. My neighbors who has owned a pool for 5 years actually comes over and asks me for suggestions, trying to convert him.:lovetfp:


Bronze Supporter
Mar 19, 2016
Port Orange, FL
My kudos as well to TFP. I found this site right after our pool was built last year. I was able to educate myself and hit the ground running (first time pool owner too). In the year that we've had our pool we have had zero issues! A little MA every couple of days and it's all good.