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kicksavedave

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Already a bronze supporter, but the more I think about it, I'm not sure there is any website anywhere that provides as much value for $100 as this place does. I used to spend $115/month for a pool guy and I got a green pool twice, a never ending chlorine smell after every swim, and the occasional smell of puffs of weed smoke with each visit he made.

Now I spend nothing on a pool guy, my pool is pefectly balanced, silky smooth and so clear I could read the date on a dime in the deep end. So by my count I'm saving ~ $1000/year doing this myself, for my $100 donation. No stock website will have that instant ROI.

I may not be a pool chemistry expert but I don't need to be, this place provides on demand experts who respond promptly to anything we could ask, including the 4 millionth "PH is rising" question :) Or maybe how I thought my TA was 180 but a simple question on here and I learn its about 120 if I just wipe the tip of the bottle. Invaluable.

I just stumbled across the Under Construction section, and while I wished I had found it BEFORE I renovated my crumbling old pool, I can easily see how many thousands of dollars and how many great ideas the collaboration that little section will provide should I (or anyone) ever build a new pool.

Best $100 I've ever spent... Thanks TFP for just being here. I'll happily wear my gold badge and maybe sip something with an umbrella in it from the TFP Stein sitting by my pristine, sparkling clear pool. I will miss the occasional waft of maurijuana smoke once a week though:)

/Dave
 

woodyp

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 17, 2010
10,824
East Texas
Thanks for upgrading your support. We appreciate it, as you obviously do as well. Time to upgrade that drink umbrella now!
 

ctrav

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Apr 23, 2017
2,400
Northlake TX
You will have the distinguished pleasure and self satisfaction of knowing you helped TFP accomplish something that has never been done on this site before! In my mind having a donor willing to put up 10k is a golden opportunity for the TFP community...

Thanks so much for your support :)
 

kicksavedave

Gold Supporter
Bronze Supporter
Thanks for upgrading your support. We appreciate it, as you obviously do as well. Time to upgrade that drink umbrella now!

You will have the distinguished pleasure and self satisfaction of knowing you helped TFP accomplish something that has never been done on this site before! In my mind having a donor willing to put up 10k is a golden opportunity for the TFP community...

Thanks so much for your support :)

Heh, NPR asks me for donations all the time, but all I ever get from listening to them is depressed. Here I felt like I just bought $1000 of pool care for $100, so yeah, I'm both pleased and satisfied. :)

One more example of how this site has saved me. My pool is boiling hot right now, ~97 degrees in the mid afternoon, unpleasant as can be. I was scratching my head figuring out ways to cool it down - thinking about hoses coiled up in coolers full of ice, playing mad scientist. Reading some threads on here, I learned that a $20 fountain from Amazon will cool it down nicely, and also learned the best time and conditions for when to use the fountain for best effect. Not going to learn anything as valuable from my stoned ex pool boy :)
 

zea3

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2009
12,303
Houston, Texas
Already a bronze supporter, but the more I think about it, I'm not sure there is any website anywhere that provides as much value for $100 as this place does. I used to spend $115/month for a pool guy and I got a green pool twice, a never ending chlorine smell after every swim, and the occasional smell of puffs of weed smoke with each visit he made.

Now I spend nothing on a pool guy, my pool is pefectly balanced, silky smooth and so clear I could read the date on a dime in the deep end. So by my count I'm saving ~ $1000/year doing this myself, for my $100 donation. No stock website will have that instant ROI.

I may not be a pool chemistry expert but I don't need to be, this place provides on demand experts who respond promptly to anything we could ask, including the 4 millionth "PH is rising" question :) Or maybe how I thought my TA was 180 but a simple question on here and I learn its about 120 if I just wipe the tip of the bottle. Invaluable.

I just stumbled across the Under Construction section, and while I wished I had found it BEFORE I renovated my crumbling old pool, I can easily see how many thousands of dollars and how many great ideas the collaboration that little section will provide should I (or anyone) ever build a new pool.

Best $100 I've ever spent... Thanks TFP for just being here. I'll happily wear my gold badge and maybe sip something with an umbrella in it from the TFP Stein sitting by my pristine, sparkling clear pool. I will miss the occasional waft of maurijuana smoke once a week though:)

/Dave


Thank you for the kind words and support! Both are much appreciated!
 

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crs16

Gold Supporter
Jun 21, 2011
78
Albuquerque, NM
That’s great about the matching funds! I kept thinking I need to donate and this was the perfect reminder. Thanks to everyone here for helping my kids have awesome summers full of trouble free swimming!
 

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Gold Supporter
Jul 5, 2018
82
Flower Mound, TX
Haven't been on this site for more than two weeks but that was enough (along with the matching donation by a kind member) to get the GOLD status :)

Honestly a drop in the bucket compared to what you'll spend (lose) at the pool store and dodging their sales attempts! Such a great community and cannot thank you all enough!