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    Help Needed Please

    Hi

    I have a 10,000 gallon SWG pool. I have just started reading the recommended water chemistry on TFP and need some advice.

    Pool is not crystal clear in the deep end. I am starting to get the FC level up and have <0.2 CC. Should I just shock the pool with some bleach?

    Latest water tests performed with K-2006


    Salt 3000
    PH7.6
    FC 3.0
    CC<.2
    CYA 60
    TA 120
    CH 150

    Thanks

    Stuart
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    Re: Help Needed Please

    Welcome!
    If the pool is not crystal clear, you need to SLAM the pool: Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain
    In the future, you can use a 10ml sample for your FC and CC tests and divide the drops by two (multiplier is 0.5).

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    Re: Help Needed Please

    Point a retun jet down in the deep end if you can and continue to circulate. Filters clean?
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    Re: Help Needed Please

    Stuart, are you brushing at least weekly? Perhaps you have poor circulation in the deep end and it needs to be stirred up a bit.

    Another idea is to perform an OCLT (Overnight Chlorine Loss Test) to determine if there is anything growing in there. You can find the directions in Pool School up at the top of this website

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    Re: Help Needed Please

    Welcome!

    We don't shock pools here. We SLAMSLAM them. But yes, you probably should. And that also includes brushing the walls and cleaning out behind lights and inside and beneath ladders and steps, as equipped. See if you can improve circulation down low as well. Maybe angle a return jet down or open the main drain to get a little water flowing through that.

    Marian is right - a 10 ml sample is precise enough for most purposes and saves reagents. You can also cut back on the amount of powder you use. After mixing, you should see one or two undissolved grains. If you do, you've got enough.

    The SLAM may take a couple days, because you have to pass the three tests at the same time, and when we say clear, we mean even after brushing.
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    Re: Help Needed Please

    I use the dolphin every other day and brush the difficult areas of the pool.

    My TA is also high according to the TFP chemistry for SWG pools. What is the best way to aerate my pool?

    Should I take care of the TA first or do the SLAM (not shock!).
    Stuart
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    SLAM first. Have you seen the directions for it in Pool School?
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    Re: Help Needed Please

    Thanks, heading to get some bleach now. I will then read the link on pool school to slam it.
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    Re: Help Needed Please

    Oh nice! A fast learner! This will be an easy one to turn around!

    Take a pic each day to be able to see the changes as they happen.

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