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    Holy Black Cave of Death, Batman!

    This summer it has seemed like my chemistry is never quite perfect. I always have a nagging low level of CC. And any unusual load on the pool results in a bloom. Thanks to TFP, I have been able to see them coming and kill them pretty quickly. But I can't quite get to where I feel like everything is perfect.

    I have read on multiple occasions comments about light niches. So I thought I would open mine today since I have some time.



    Let's just say I found HQ for the Masters of Evil.

    Now it is all brushed out and clean and open, and I am SLAM-ing once again.

    Hopefully, this will finally end the great algae scourge of 2015 once and for all!
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    Re: Holy Black Cave of Death, Batman!

    LOL at your title... but no pictures ��
    18' x 48" ring top pool (Summer Escapes); 5500 gallons; set up June - October, stored during winter; Intex 2500 gph pump (B size cartridge filter) Hayward 21" sand filter + 1.5 hp single speed Powerflo Matrix pump (upgrade October 2016) *** K-2006 test kit, refills from tftestkits

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    Re: Holy Black Cave of Death, Batman!

    It should go pretty fast.

    Once you are certain SLAM is done, and it's 100% cleaned up, add a little more than your high limit FC for your Cya every so often. Like, every other additon, ormtwo at most. Additionally, bump the FC a few points before a party or big swim day, and again as soon as it's over. Do that even if you are dead on for your target FC before the party. I am confident you've been running FC on the ragged edge of low very often based on what you're saying here. Give that a try, stay on top of your FC like a hawk, and I guarantee you'll have no more trouble, and this scenario will disappear like a paycheck.
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    Re: Holy Black Cave of Death, Batman!

    Quote Originally Posted by singingpond View Post
    LOL at your title... but no pictures ��
    I tried to take a pic but you could not see it from above the water and I do not have a water proof phone or camera. Sorry.
    30,000 gal IG 20x40 8ft deep end vinyl liner in NE Ohio DOB Sept 2012
    Hayward 4820 DE filter, Hayward SP2610x15 1.5HP single speed pump
    Hayward H400FDN natural gas heater, Frog min'l/Cl2 system (not in use)
    autocover, Dolphin DX4 cleaner, well water, TF100 test kit

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    Re: Holy Black Cave of Death, Batman!

    put phone in good ziplock baggy or two...
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    Re: Holy Black Cave of Death, Batman!

    Good job Batman! LOL

    NOW put this into your pool jobs------------every once in a while take your light out and clean it again. I would also take a turkey baster and squirt bleach into/around the light.

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