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    Question First time opening pool for the summer

    Hello this is our first year to open up our pool after winter and fall. We have green and black algae. We have an inground plaster pool at 10,000. We live in Spring Texas.
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    CHT 180
    CYA 30

    I bought the Taylors kit and this is where the counts have come from. What should we do at this point to get the chlorine back up where it belongs and we are able to start swimming?

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    Re: First time opening pool for the summer

    Welcome to TFP!

    How do you chlorinate your pool? With algae, you probably need to follow the SLAM process
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    Re: First time opening pool for the summer

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    Welcome to TFP!

    How do you chlorinate your pool? With algae, you probably need to follow the SLAM
    So we need to slam it first? We have been doing the shock and tablets till now

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    Re: First time opening pool for the summer

    Quote Originally Posted by Waits2016 View Post
    So we need to slam it first? We have been doing the shock and tablets till now
    Constant high chlorine without ever letting it get to zero is the key.
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    Re: First time opening pool for the summer

    Can you send me the slam procedure



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    Re: First time opening pool for the summer

    Quote Originally Posted by Waits2016 View Post
    Can you send me the slam procedure


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    The link to the article is in my post above
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    Re: First time opening pool for the summer

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
    The link to the article is in my post above
    Thank you we will start in the morning

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    Re: First time opening pool for the summer

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
    The link to the article is in my post above
    Do we poor the bleach in the pool water or through the filter system. Should we add a bottle per hour or add all at once

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    Re: First time opening pool for the summer

    All at once, but slowly, in front of a return (where filtered water returns to the pool). I always brush the bottom after adding liquid chlorine/bleach just to help it mix and not sink.

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    Re: First time opening pool for the summer

    Here is a page that discusses chemicals and how to add them, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
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    Re: First time opening pool for the summer

    Also, no more 'shock and tablets' just plain liquid bleach or liquid chlorine. Once you get through the SLaM process you will want to raise your CYA, but for now 30 is good.
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    Re: First time opening pool for the summer

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
    Constant high chlorine without ever letting it get to zero is the key.
    That's not correct.

    The correct answer is raising chlorine to shock levels and keeping it there until you pass an overnight chlorine loss test.
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    Re: First time opening pool for the summer

    That's not correct.

    The correct answer is raising chlorine to shock levels and keeping it there until you pass an overnight chlorine loss test.
    JohnT was paraphrasing to keep it simple for a newbie. I can assure you JohnT understands the SLAM process.....he helped write it!

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