I opened the pool to find my pool in the green swamp ... I started my SLAM on 4/11 and I am still going!!! I left the PH a little low in the beginning (7.0) as the rain has been coming in Northern California quite a bit this spring (Which we desperately need ) My pole for my brush bent and broke while I was scrubbing (only scrubbed the first few days), ordered 2 nice skimlite 3500 (Wow what a great upgrade those poles are), and was able to brush again starting last week. The water is clear (As clear as a Fresh Fill), I have been testing and keeping the Chlorine at the SLAM level and at times 5 to 6 higher for days that I was working as to ensure that the Chlorine did not drop down below SLAM level for my CYA (40), when I got off work I always tested and the Chlorine level was at or above SLAM level. I have been doing the Overnight Test in hopes that I am finally done ...
Monday 04/26/16 Test FC: 16 CC: 0
Tuesday Morning Test FC: 14 CC: 0
Tuesday Night Test FC: 16 CC:0
Wednesday Morning Test FC: 14.5 CC:0
The evening tests are done about 9pm and the morning test about 6am. I am beginning Day 16. Was it the lack of brushing while my pole was broke? Just seems to be a bit long. This is my first time and hopefully my last SLAM.
This morning I ordered the HASA Liquidator, in part because I want to reduce the time daily to adding chlorine and to ensure that this doesn't happen again, although I have never had to SLAM in 4 years, this was the first time I left the pool up all year.