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    2nd slam in two weeks

    Last night's gully washer filled the pool with mud again...the retaining wall that pool contractor installed funneled water and mud around the end and back into the side of pool
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    Re: 2nd slam in two weeks

    Oh man, that truly is depressing. Best of luck to you.
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    Re: 2nd slam in two weeks

    hopefully you can get the pool builder out to correct the problem. if not, post pictures and we can help (if needed)
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    Re: 2nd slam in two weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by robertmee View Post
    Last night's gully washer filled the pool with mud again...
    Solution: send some rain to the coast... I'm going to have to start adding water if we don't get some rain...

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    Re: 2nd slam in two weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by ewkearns View Post
    Solution: send some rain to the coast... I'm going to have to start adding water if we don't get some rain...
    I wish I could send some of mine to you. We've had flash floods for three days straight.


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    Re: 2nd slam in two weeks

    So we've installed temporary drains off our house and neighbors house downspouts where 50% of the water was coming from and sandbagged around the pool. I've completed a second SLAM with OCLT losing 0ppm at a FC of 18 (higher cya now due to bringing up gradually for SWG). Water is clear again although it appears not quite as sparkly as before...only different between this SLAM and previous was we didn't floc this time. I'm thinking maybe a slime bag might be in order this time? I've still used DE in the sand filter but it doesn't seem to be polishing like last time.

    Also we've noticed that the liner is slippery. Ive done all the searches and read threads on biofilms but the slipperyness doesn't chage with brushing and the dolphin scrubber has been running 24/7. This is a brand new pool so could it just be the liner? The stairs incidentally aren't slippery at all.
    18' x 38' Pool, 3' to 8' Depth
    Vinyl Liner
    SWG
    Variable Speed Pump
    Sand Filter

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