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    rain & slamming

    Well, I thought I was getting close to ending the slam & did my reading last night with high hopes! At 3 AM storms began & it is still pouring rain. I have to walk a ways to get to the pool since our back deck has it's own set of issues-namely no steps right now. So I have not ventured out to do a reading this AM. Thoughts? I've read on here that the rain will probably not mess up the water as much as many people think, but should I get wet & go take readings today or leave it alone until it stops raining?
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    Re: rain & slamming

    The rain should not affect it much. However it is important a to test as often as you can and keep FC at or slightly above SLAM level
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    Re: rain & slamming

    Right, the concern isn't so much about what the rain is doing to the pool but more about keeping the FC at shock level as much as possible.
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    Re: rain & slamming

    It's unclear to me if you are asking should you continue to SLAM or were you trying to perform an OCLT?
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    Re: rain & slamming

    I think the main reason rain messes up pool chemistry is the fact that pool owners don't go out and maintain the pool -- for fear of getting wet, I guess ��

    In other words, don't neglect the poor thing just because it's raining today.
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    Re: rain & slamming

    OK, thanks. I just did a test at 12:15 PM. My FC is 10.5, CC is 0. Pool is still pretty clear, albeit full since we had about 2" of rain last night. I'm going to add appropriate amount of bleach as soon as I post this. So when should I test for CYA? I've been assuming my level has been at target of 40 since that's the amount I put in per pool math. It finally completely dissolved on Friday. TIA!
    24 x 52 intex AG round with well water-water has no issues with rust or other contaminants
    2800 GPH Intex sand filter pump
    Located in Missouri

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