Results Are In: Maintaining a TFP Pool is WAY Easier than Gardening

MarkTX

Bronze Supporter
Nov 15, 2015
337
Cypress, TX
#1
My palms are fickle. Our freeze burned many of my other tropical plants to the ground. Sigh. The best thing about TFP is that there are really only 5-6 things you have to monitor, and precise test kits are available. And much instruction on how to fix what. All these green land-based things, though? Got to practically be a wizard to keep them tip-top.

Ironically, if I let my pool maintenance slip, the green algae will happily take over. Go figure. If you can take care of a garden, you can take care of a pool.
 

YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
9,079
Evans, Georgia
#2
Yup, you got it!!

If you can't take care of a pool you can pretend that the 30k gallon hole in the ground is a green petri dish garden. Someone....somewhere...might buy that.

.......Nawwwwwwww

Yip :flower:
 

JoyfulNoise

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
May 23, 2015
14,489
Tucson, AZ
#3
Well Mark, I completely agree with you. While I love my little "backyard oasis" look, I have waaaaaay too many non-native, water intensive plants. I have honestly considered capping off the irrigation line and just letting everything fend for itself. If it dies, so be it; if it survives, I'll find others like it and plant more. But.....my wife will kill me if I let the flowering plum die....

So yes, my pool is way easier to take care of....
 

MarkTX

Bronze Supporter
Nov 15, 2015
337
Cypress, TX
#4
Natural selection is a good thing. Planted two Japanese boxwoods (they make those mazes in England, very hardy) in the front yard today to replace some non-performers... but also planted a small banana tree and bird of paradise by the pool ... just because :hammer: