What did you do to your pool today?


Gold Supporter
Sep 26, 2016
Making the first attempt at cleaning my cartridge filter. I don't think it has risen by the recommended 25%, however it's been 2 years since it was installed. I will most likely make this a yearly occurrence.


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 4, 2016
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Sloppy gardener (me) let a few particles of lawn fertilizer get in the pool :( and I got five small iron stains. TFP to the rescue :) with vitamin C in a sock and I got them pretty much off. My arm is freezing, lol, and the one on the bottom was the trickiest (put the sock in the end of my brush pole). That one might need more treatment, but I need to let my arm to warm up!!

Thank you TFP!!!


Mod Squad
Gold Supporter
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 16, 2012
Central MD
Turned the SWCG back on after forgetting to this morning. I had turned it off yesterday when I added a bag of salt. But my FC was high so it’s probably right on now. Could pool life be any easier?


Gold Supporter
Sep 26, 2016
Thank you for the feedback on cleaning my filters, and not relying on the Jandy gauge. My filters were filthy. Took me quite a while to get them clean, I was able to replace the gauge with the glycerin filled gauge as well. As soon as I cleaned the filters, the next few days I had several things go wrong with my polaris 280, replaced one of the swivels, the garbage net, and the reverse gear lid quit on me. We are now back in order though!


Gold Supporter
Feb 24, 2015
Santa Cruz, CA
I cleaned out our safety cover vault (the spider pit) and performed the annual maintenance lubricating all of the grease ports, pulleys and the cover reels...lots of fun crawling around for a few hours dodging spiders.

We get a huge amount of cedar needles and various leaves and tree junk that builds up in the vault - our first rain of the season is forecast this week so I decided I better get it cleaned out. Plus, I didn't want to start on the Deck-O-Seal replacement job that I have planned...so this was a very important distraction.


Bronze Supporter
Mar 29, 2016
Wife had a girls only pool party...but asked me to stick around to cook the burgers and fetch drinks...

Ha ha, When my wife and her friends get together out at the pool, I am referred to as "Juan, the hunky pool boy". Now, my name isn't close to being Juan, but they said it's their party and Juan was way sexier than my real name!


Bronze Supporter
Apr 27, 2018
Midland, MI
Skimmed, Brushed and Vacuumed my pool. Tested for pH, FC, CC, CYA, TA and CH = all were within range. Closing pool very soon, so SLAMMED my pool today. Keeping it at SLAM until FC holds overnight (which I'm sure would be immediately). Bitter Sweet Moment for me. First year having my pool and first year closing it. Ugh. Sad. I guess I need to get ready for Christmas now. :)


Bronze Supporter
Jun 20, 2016
i added a bag of salt the other day since my water temp is dropping and i keep my salt on the border of the machine tolerance. brushed. . . checked levels. . . only had to backwash 1 time this season with my DE filter! i guess my robot is doing a nice job keeping the pool really clean.

right now i have been keeping my salt cell off to see what kinda ph drift i have going on since winter is coming.