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    Fixing to start slam

    IM FIXING TO START MY SLAM..MY READINGS ARE BELOW...IF MY NUMBERS ARE CORRECT, I NEED TO GET TO 24 FOR SHOCK LEVEL..ADD 262OZ OF BLEACH TO START..


    here are my readings..plz conform I did it correctly with chlorine test

    TA=100
    PH=7.6
    CH=220
    FOR THE CHLORINE I USED THE 10ML MARK WITH 1 SCOOP OF POWDER...IT TURNED PINK LIKE IT WAS SUPPOSE TOO, AND IT TOOK 12 DROPS TO CHANGE IT TO CLEAR..DIVED THAT BY 2? FC=6 ?? THEN WHEN I ADDED A 5 DROP OF R0003, THE WATER STAYED CLEAR....SO "0" FOR CC?

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    SORRY IT TOOK 13 DROPS FROM PINK TO CLEAR
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    Starting slam

    IM FIXING TO START MY SLAM..MY READINGS ARE BELOW...IF MY NUMBERS ARE CORRECT, I NEED TO GET TO 24 FOR SHOCK LEVEL..ADD 262OZ OF BLEACH TO START..


    here are my readings..plz conform I did it correctly with chlorine test

    TA=100
    PH=7.6
    CH=220
    FOR THE CHLORINE I USED THE 10ML MARK WITH 1 SCOOP OF POWDER...IT TURNED PINK LIKE IT WAS SUPPOSE TOO, AND IT TOOK 12 DROPS TO CHANGE IT TO CLEAR..DIVED THAT BY 2? FC=6 ?? THEN WHEN I ADDED A 5 DROP OF R0003, THE WATER STAYED CLEAR....SO "0" FOR CC?

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    SORRY IT TOOK 13 DROPS FROM PINK TO CLEAR

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    CYA AT 60 AFTER PARTIAL DRAIN
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    Re: Starting slam

    Looks like you did the FC/CC testing correctly. 13 drops would be 6.5 ppm. Get that FC up and keep it there as much as you can.

    Also... ease up on the CAPS LOCK. It's hard on my ears.
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    Re: Starting slam

    lol....my bad...better??
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    That is correct.... Since it took 13 drops your FC is 6.5

    What is your CYA? That will determine what you will want to keep your FC at during SLAM.

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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    Don't forget to drop your pH to 7.2 before raising the FC.
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    I already put 262oz of bleach in my pool about 2hrs ago...how long before I check to see what level its at? do I need to lower ph now if I already started?
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

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    I already put 262oz of bleach in my pool about 2hrs ago...how long before I check to see what level its at? do I need to lower ph now if I already started?
    Now is a good time to recheck FC. If it's below 10, test pH and TA again and add acid and then resume the SLAM. If FC is above 10, ignore the pH for now and keep SLAMming. You don't want to lose momentum.
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    going to check now..also just bought 12 more jugs of bleach..total 16 jugs..lol
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    TA=100

    FC=20 ( TOOK 40 DROPS)

    When I put the 5 drops of r003, it kinda looked a very very light pink, so I added drop of 871 to turn clear...so 1.0 for cc? I need to go add bleach..didn't check ph since over 10
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    Quote Originally Posted by mepcards View Post
    TA=100

    FC=20 ( TOOK 40 DROPS)

    When I put the 5 drops of r003, it kinda looked a very very light pink, so I added drop of 871 to turn clear...so 1.0 for cc? I need to go add bleach..didn't check ph since over 10
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    will I check again tonight? or in the morning
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    Quote Originally Posted by mepcards View Post
    will I check again tonight? or in the morning
    The SLAM article says,
    Test and adjust chlorine levels as frequently as practical, but not more than once per hour, and not less than twice a day. Chlorine additions should be frequent, especially at the beginning.
    Right before bed is a good time, because all the bleach can work on algae-killing and none gets lost to UV rays from the sun.
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    yes ill def be going to store buying more reagents tomorrow.....especially with so many drops 0871
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    Quote Originally Posted by mepcards View Post
    yes ill def be going to store buying more reagents tomorrow.....especially with so many drops 0871
    Use a 5 ml sample and each drop is 1 FC. Not precise enough for the overnight loss test, but good enough for dosing and saves reagents.
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    whats also weird is when the pump was off for 4 days and low water level, the algae hardly showed up..once I filled up and pump turned back on, the normal areas starting popping up quickly..thought would be worse when pump off and no circulation..
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    didn't know I could do that...dang a lot of info in here..lol....mine doesn't have the 5ml mark so just split between the 10ml...
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    Quote Originally Posted by mepcards View Post
    whats also weird is when the pump was off for 4 days and low water level, the algae hardly showed up..once I filled up and pump turned back on, the normal areas starting popping up quickly..thought would be worse when pump off and no circulation..
    It was growing, you just couldn't see it yet.
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    but when use the 5ml mark will I divide or times the amount of drops..sorry
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    Re: Fixing to start slam

    If you use the 5ml for FC testing, each drop is 1 ppm. No multiplying or dividing.
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