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    Green swamp

    Moved into a new house and the previous owner unplugged the filter pump two weeks before we moved in. I ordered the Taylor K2006 test kit and it will be here in two days. Get ready for some questions.
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    Re: Green swamp

    Kit on its way For now, consider adding about 1 gallon of regular bleach to the water each night just to keep things from getting too much worse. When you get your kit, post some good numbers and be ready to SLAM Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain.

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    Re: Green swamp

    Welcome to TFP!

    Congrats on the pool! You're off to a good start and you're in the right place.
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    Re: Green swamp

    Do I still want to add a gallon of bleach every night if I am running a SWG at 100 percent and on super chlorinate, or will that be too much?

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    Re: Green swamp

    Actually, no need to run your SWG at that pace. Stick just with the bleach for now and save some SWG cell service life. When you get your test kit and start the SLAM, you will turn it off anyways. I would suggest giving the SWG a rest until you complete the SLAM.
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    Re: Green swamp

    Sounds good thanks.

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    Re: Green swamp

    Definitely turn the SWG off. It's much easier to get your pool SLAMed and then balanced just using liquid bleach, then turn the SWG on to maintain. The SWG requires some tuning itself with % and Pump run schedule so you want a good balanced pool where you can get reliable FC tests to tune in your SWG run schedule.
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    Re: Green swamp

    Just curious how much bleach you think I might need for the slam?

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    Re: Green swamp

    You should go to the store and get at least 10 gallons (or more) to get started.

    It all depends on your CYA level to determine your shock level for the slam.

    Make sure you stay ABOVE the shock level during the slam.

    I had a mustard slam once and I went through 39 gallons of bleach
    in a week and a half with a CYA of 70
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    Re: Green swamp

    My CYA level is 55. I have a salt water pool. On the chart it shows my CYA needs to be 70 or 80. Do I have to raise to before I can slam or can I slam now. Ph was 8.0 I already got it down to 7.2.
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    Re: Green swamp

    You do NOT have to raise it right now. Start the SLAM. Adjust your new (target) CYA after the SLAM. Good luck!
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    Re: Green swamp

    I don't have a salt pool, but it would be easier to SLAM with the lower CYA level. Once the SLAM is complete, you can raise your CYA. You can SLAM at either CYA level though, you just might use a little bit more bleach if you raise the CYA now.
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    Re: Green swamp

    Thanks I will start the slam.
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    Re: Green swamp

    IMG_20150805_152035105.jpg

    Here is a picture of what it looked like when I started.
    13,300 gal; AG; Hayward sand filter model S180T; Hayward power flo pump 60 gpm; Hayward Aqua Trol salt chlorine generator; city water.
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    Re: Green swamp

    Ooooh weee! That IS green. You will have some great before & after pics.
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    Re: Green swamp

    16'x32' Inground Vinyl, 21,100 gallons, Hayward 1.5 HP Super Pump, Hayward Pro Series S244T 3.1ft Sand Filter
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    Re: Green swamp

    It's like the grass just continues into the pool frame
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    Re: Green swamp

    Eager to see those test results!!!

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    Re: Green swamp

    OK here are some numbers. I am trying to keep the FC at 20.

    8/5/15. 4pm. FC is 15. CC is 2.5

    8/5/15. 8pm. FC is 10.5. CC is 2

    8/5/15. 10pm. FC is 19. CC is 2

    8/6/15. 9am. FC is 8. CC is 1.5

    I have to work a 12 hour shift tonight. Should I turn the SWG on to keep the FC up or have the wife add a gallon every couple of hours?
    13,300 gal; AG; Hayward sand filter model S180T; Hayward power flo pump 60 gpm; Hayward Aqua Trol salt chlorine generator; city water.
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    Re: Green swamp

    Teach the wife how to sample and use pool math That's what I did and she did great. Empowerment is the best tool

    Do not turn the SWG on with elevated FC levels....there's evidence it could damage the cells.
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