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    Body water can't get it to clear up should I SLAM

    I open the pool on Saturday I dumped 4 gallons of chlorine it was green
    On Sunday I dumped in eight more gallons and on Monday I dumped another eight more gallons and I'm still not clear should I slam
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    Re: Body water can't get it to clear up should I SLAM

    Yep

    You need to be able to accurately measure your pool chem levels though!
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    Re: Body water can't get it to clear up should I SLAM

    Blindly dumping massive amount of chlorine into the pool is not the way to clear it. While it may eventually work, you risk staining/bleaching the pool, possibility damaging equipment and surly you are going to waste money/chlorine not controlling the amounts uses.. This is the main difference between TFP and pool store recommendations.

    As Robbie points out, you need to be able to accurately measure the current state of the pool to determine what needs to be added. We base our pool care system on accurate testing and only adding what the pool needs, when it needs it. To do that you need your own accurate test kit. Order a TF100 and at least include the XL option. That will give you what you need while you are clearing the pool, and probably enough reagents for a couple of years normal use.

    While you wait for it to get delivered, you have a homework assignment. Start with Turning Your Green Swamp Back into a Sparkling Oasis
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    Re: Body water can't get it to clear up should I SLAM

    Do you have a test kit and if so which one ??
    At the very least getting numbers from a pool store will help. Not very reliable but at least we'd have something to work with.

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    Re: Body water can't get it to clear up should I SLAM

    I have a TF1000 and a color Q

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    Re: Body water can't get it to clear up should I SLAM

    Since you have a TF-100, you can post accurate levels. Can you please post your current complete test results? At minimum, CYA and FC will be needed.
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    Re: Body water can't get it to clear up should I SLAM

    Cya 20
    FC 0

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    Re: Body water can't get it to clear up should I SLAM

    OK, so, using PoolMath, enter your pool size, type, and choose troublefreepool as your goal levels. Enter your CYA and FC, and then your goals. PoolMath will tell you your proper SLAM level is 10. I prefer shooting a little over that, but I'll leave that open for discussion. 12 is probably plenty. Now you'll need to hold that...

    Heck, here's the link on how to SLAM.
    Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain

    And here's the link for PoolMath
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html
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