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    How Long Should My SLAM Take

    My pool is in the blue cloudy post SLAM stage now. Any estimates of how long it should take to clear? Thanks!

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    Re: I think I've fought off the algae, but I have a filter question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Stperry99 View Post
    My pool is in the blue cloudy post SLAM stage now. Any estimates of how long it should take to clear? Thanks!
    No time limits, each pool is different. Please start a new thread and tell us about your situation.
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    Re: I think I've fought off the algae, but I have a filter question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Stperry99 View Post
    My pool is in the blue cloudy post SLAM stage now. Any estimates of how long it should take to clear? Thanks!
    Definitely take the advice to start your own thread. I can tell you, I'm in the blue cloudy stage and it appears to have no end in sight. I can actually slightly see the brush when I put it to the floor in the shallow end of the pool now. I have been at it since June 27th or 28th.
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    Re: How Long Should My SLAM Take

    Quote Originally Posted by Stperry99 View Post
    My pool is in the blue cloudy post SLAM stage now. Any estimates of how long it should take to clear? Thanks!
    If you are cloudy you are NOT post SLAM, you are still in the SLAM

    Keep the pump running

    Brush once a day

    Keep FC at shock level
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    Re: How Long Should My SLAM Take

    It all depends on the effiency of your pump and how often you dose your chlorine to SLAM level. If it frequently falls below slam target, it takes longer. Brushing and vacuuming often can speed things up. Scrubbing hiding places like lights and ladders can also keep it from stalling.
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