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    CYA level and SLAM question

    Was just looking over the pages detailing how to do it and had a question as to my CYA level. I have a salt water pool and currently my level is low, I was in the process of raising it when my motor broke and everything just went bad. Anyhow should I continue to raise it to 70 as outlined on the Chlorine/CYA chart, or just leave it where it's at and go from there?

    When I tested it yesterday it was at 38.
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    Re: CYA level and SLAM question

    If you are going to SLAM. Leave it where it is. Once you complete the SLAM then you will want to raise it. If you raise it before the SLAM then you would need more chlorine to SLAM with.
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    Re: CYA level and SLAM question

    Quote Originally Posted by 600m View Post
    Was just looking over the pages detailing how to do it and had a question as to my CYA level. I have a salt water pool and currently my level is low, I was in the process of raising it when my motor broke and everything just went bad. Anyhow should I continue to raise it to 70 as outlined on the Chlorine/CYA chart, or just leave it where it's at and go from there?

    When I tested it yesterday it was at 38.
    How did you get a level of "38"? Which test kit are you using?

    More importantly, what's your FC level?

    What do you mean by "and everything went bad"? Is the water now cloudy? Green?

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    Re: CYA level and SLAM question

    Quote Originally Posted by domct203 View Post
    How did you get a level of "38"? Which test kit are you using?

    More importantly, what's your FC level?

    What do you mean by "and everything went bad"? Is the water now cloudy? Green?

    Dom
    I have the LaMotte 2056 kit. My FC level was pretty much 0. The pool wasn't running for close to 2 weeks due to my motor being broken and not running. Then had gone on vacation shortly after getting the new motor hooked up so can call it 3 weeks with 0 FC. It was very green!

    But now that I am back from vacation and have done a SLAM it is crystal clear again. I'm very thankful for finding this site and not relying on the pool store to get it back for me. Thank you everyone!
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