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Thread: Loving TFP protocols/ SLAM question for SWG

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    May 2016
    Morganville, NJ

    Loving TFP protocols/ SLAM question for SWG

    Thank you so much for this fantastic web site and all who post here. Your information has been invaluable. I recently converted to SWG and was having difficulty reducing my CC and raising FC. I finally went to three different pool stores one after the other and realized that they were all providing different test numbers for my pool water. This was after numerous tries and"superchlorinatiopn" with different brands of pool store shocks, super pool treats, oxidizers (very expensive) They also sold me phosphate removers, etc. Luckily I found this site, learned about the proper testing kits, quickly bought a 6 way HTh and am awaiting my Taylor 2006 by mail. I used PoolMath site and bought enough %8.25 bleach to Slam my pool and quickly my pool water seemed to be in Nirvana. MyCC dropped to .36 and the water is as clear as I have ever seen it. My question is before having a SWG I used to "shock" (with pool store wasteful material") weekly and after heavy use. Should I routinely SLAM my pool on a regular basis or just when there is a problem? Sorry such a long post for a quick question. Thanks again.
    35,000 gunite, DE filter, Pentair IC-60 SWG,Natural rock waterfall

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Loving TFP protocols/ SLAM question for SWG


    Once your pool is clear and algae-free and you get the SWG dialed in to maintain the FC level, you might possibly never need to shock again. Just keep the FC above minimum for your CYA and you'll never get algae. It's that simple.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Loving TFP protocols/ SLAM question for SWG

    Richard320 says it perfectly.
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    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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