Please, consider your neighbors!

cheddar85

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Feb 18, 2010
271
Houston, TX
This is pool related, but I don't really think it belongs anywhere else, and I had to tell this story!

As some of you know, we've been putting up an AGP in our backyard for the past couple weeks. Well, our neighbors also have one in their backyard, and the pools are ~300 feet apart. The distance between is important, trust me!

Anyways, we were working out there a few days ago, when all of a sudden I smelled something, something disturbing. After around 10 minutes of smelling it, my nose started to burn a little. I kept thinking, 'I've smelled this before, but where?'

Finally, it hit me. I DID know that smell! It's what our public pool always smells like! That strong, irritating smell of CC's! :pukel:

Apparently, when the wind is blowing just right, we get the smell over here.
Well, since then, we've gotten the pleasure of smelling it EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Since their pool is so cloudy you can't even see your fingertips with just your hand in the water, there's more than likely no end in sight. :(

I kinda wanna go over there and dump some bleach in for a few nights. Maybe, just maybe, it might help. A little.
 

Richard320

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Jan 6, 2010
22,069
San Dimas, CA (LA County)
cheddar85 said:
Anyways, we were working out there a few days ago, when all of a sudden I smelled something, something disturbing. After around 10 minutes of smelling it, my nose started to burn a little. I kept thinking, 'I've smelled this before, but where?'
I thought you were leading up to what I smell occasionally from my neighbors....someone burning a hemp rope or something.

The only thing my neighbors smell from my side of the fence is mesquite smoke.
 

Crzyfrlss1

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Jun 6, 2008
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Central, CT
I've thought of printing some TFP logo business cards with the web address on it to anonymously leave in peoples mailbox.

Maybe, just maybe they'll convert....LOL
Or suffer.
 

MikeInTN

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May 27, 2007
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Middle Tennessee
Richard320 said:
cheddar85 said:
Anyways, we were working out there a few days ago, when all of a sudden I smelled something, something disturbing. After around 10 minutes of smelling it, my nose started to burn a little. I kept thinking, 'I've smelled this before, but where?'
I thought you were leading up to what I smell occasionally from my neighbors....someone burning a hemp rope or something.

The only thing my neighbors smell from my side of the fence is mesquite smoke.
Oregano...they're burning oregano.. :mrgreen:

What's funny is burning oregano DOES smell exactly like hemp rope burning. I used to work in a pizza place, and we wrapped up some in a napkin once, lit it, and laid it in an ashtray. Our manager came flying back to the storeroom to catch whoever was smoking some tree.. :lol:
 

mynewpool

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Mar 17, 2010
1,082
Spring, TX
cheddar85 said:
This is pool related, but I don't really think it belongs anywhere else, and I had to tell this story!

As some of you know, we've been putting up an AGP in our backyard for the past couple weeks. Well, our neighbors also have one in their backyard, and the pools are ~300 feet apart. The distance between is important, trust me!

Anyways, we were working out there a few days ago, when all of a sudden I smelled something, something disturbing. After around 10 minutes of smelling it, my nose started to burn a little. I kept thinking, 'I've smelled this before, but where?'

Finally, it hit me. I DID know that smell! It's what our public pool always smells like! That strong, irritating smell of CC's! :pukel:

Apparently, when the wind is blowing just right, we get the smell over here.
Well, since then, we've gotten the pleasure of smelling it EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Since their pool is so cloudy you can't even see your fingertips with just your hand in the water, there's more than likely no end in sight. :(

I kinda wanna go over there and dump some bleach in for a few nights. Maybe, just maybe, it might help. A little.
Have you tried to go talk to them and help them out?
 

mynewpool

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Mar 17, 2010
1,082
Spring, TX
britinusa said:
CC's? I know im missing something very simple here lol
From the pool school Definitions and Abbreviations

CC
Combined Chlorine

The stuff that smells like chlorine and burns your eyes that you get rid of by shocking your pool.
 

cheddar85

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Feb 18, 2010
271
Houston, TX
mynewpool said:
Have you tried to go talk to them and help them out?
I don't really think they care. They seem perfectly happy with the pool store, their pucks, the cloudy water, AND replacing their liner every year or so (because the pool store told them they had to) not to mention they really don't like accepting help from others.

I'm hoping once our pool is filled and balanced I can get them to come over and 'just happen' to look at it. Maybe the light will come on.
 

mynewpool

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Mar 17, 2010
1,082
Spring, TX
cheddar85 said:
mynewpool said:
Have you tried to go talk to them and help them out?
I don't really think they care. They seem perfectly happy with the pool store, their pucks, the cloudy water, AND replacing their liner every year or so (because the pool store told them they had to) not to mention they really don't like accepting help from others.

I'm hoping once our pool is filled and balanced I can get them to come over and 'just happen' to look at it. Maybe the light will come on.
I see. Well when you are ready throw a ball over the fence when they are back there and have them toss it back. Hopefully they will see it.
 

poolgirl22

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Apr 14, 2010
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Stephens City, VA
Good Luck Cheddar...
You'd think that people would want their pools to look like ours...but, alas, everyone's an expert.
You just do your thing and the proof will be in your back yard...

:goodjob:
 

cheddar85

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Feb 18, 2010
271
Houston, TX
I think the only thing I need to worry about at this point is, if I could get them to visit here, I'm gonna have to delete this topic! I don't wanna know what they'd say if they saw it! :shock: