I have no need for TFP!

Newdude

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TFP Guide
Jun 16, 2019
6,489
NY
'Dood that's your neck of the woods.. go bang on her door
You know the deal being in CA, I could be in 7 other states in the time it took to see all of mine. And our Texan friends...... heck they could travel across Europe and be in Asia whist still being in Texas. Lol.
 

Rattus Suffocatus

Silver Supporter
Jun 5, 2019
1,301
Corona de Tucson, AZ
So, on the "bad examples". The reason us old dudes get paid more despite being slower, costing more to health insurance, being grumpier (this goes along with it 100%*), maybe being not as fun at the company's events--- is---

We have done just about everything wrong that could possibly happen in our jobs (and lives) by age 50. We have also done a lot of stuff right. The "experience" that you gain in life is learning from your mistakes and successes. This doesn't mean mistakes stop when you get older, you just make more careful decisions by default and less mistakes.

*The grumpiness comes from when you're forced to watch someone else repeat your mistakes, despite repeated warnings... trust me on that....
 

Rattus Suffocatus

Silver Supporter
Jun 5, 2019
1,301
Corona de Tucson, AZ
You know the deal being in CA, I could be in 7 other states in the time it took to see all of mine. And our Texan friends...... heck they could travel across Europe and be in Asia whist still being in Texas. Lol.
The West is remarkably big... you might think it is is a long walk down the block to the Chemist, but that's just peanuts to the American West. :)

My 19 yo kid wants to go to Alaska with a friend.. I asked where.... he didn't know off hand... :) TX is small by comparison.
 
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Oly

Gold Supporter
Jun 28, 2017
1,738
Fresno, CA
Pool Size
27000
I'm not sure there is a bottom to all the information at TFP. I wandered to the TFP Wiki room and started opening up and reading the links listed in the references for a couple individual articles. I relived the experience of getting lost in the endless book stacks on the third floor of the university library. :shock:
 

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travelfeedsthesoul

Gold Supporter
Jan 21, 2021
46
Sugar Land, TX
Pool Size
17500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
I think I also like the sense of community here, so after my pool is complete and after I learn how to maintain my own pool using the TFP method, I'll still come by to help others and gain more knowledge.

I think you can never know everything about anything, as there is always something to learn. A new scenario may present itself and bam, you're gonna come right back here for help.

I was just telling my wife today after breakfast how awesome everyone here is and how much help and advice they've provided. I plan on becoming a supporter member real soon.
 

C3Cl3N3O3

Bronze Supporter
May 25, 2015
263
Fort Mill, SC
I've been a TFP'er since 2015 and I still get stumped and need assistance.

My pool can be a MF'er. This year it's a new liner so a whole new can of worms to open.
 

C3Cl3N3O3

Bronze Supporter
May 25, 2015
263
Fort Mill, SC
Post pics of those worms! we like pictures!

Here's the thread:

 

Fiveflat

Well-known member
Apr 8, 2021
45
Herald, CA
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Hi I'm new. 2 days here and I learned an enormous amount of useful stuff. I need this place. I will likely need this place for years to come.
 
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travelfeedsthesoul

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Jan 21, 2021
46
Sugar Land, TX
Pool Size
17500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Due to advice here, I got rid of a UV filter that I definitely don't need with Houston's already brutal summers, saving me $1,000, and future replacement parts. Supporting was a no-brainer.

I can only imagine how much more this place will save me by maintaining my own pool. Pool servicing companies in my area charge about $160-$250 per month.
 
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