Love the new look on the site...but need help searching...


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May 18, 2016
Hello! We live in So. IL, so our pool season is usually mid-May to Sept/Oct, at best. We're a little late opening this year. This will only be our third or fourth TFP season, so I'm still a little rusty getting started. I rely heavily on this site for all my how-to questions. I love the new look of the website! It's gorgeous! But now when I search for things like "How to open pool," "How to close pool," or even the basic SLAM article, I'm having trouble finding those posts that laid out the steps so well. Would you consider adding those to one of your Pool School pages? And in the meantime, could you give me a link to one of the clearcut posts on opening an inground pool? I'm pretty sure I remember how to SLAM once we get open - but if you could share that one, too, that would be great. Thank you so much for this awesome forum!!!



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LifeTime Supporter
Jul 21, 2011
Eastern Ohio
For sure the search isn’t up to our expectations. We had tried a few additional options but they unfortunately kept crashing the website. It’s on a “to do” list for our offseason. For now however here’s a link to all the Pool School articles,

Here’s the exact articles you were asking about,



Mod Squad
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Jul 10, 2012
Tallahassee, FL
D, I click on the G in the search box instead of the word search. I have much better luck with it. I will say most of the time the link I am looking for is the second for some reason.
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