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    adding stabilizer/baking soda and doing shock at the same time?

    Hi,

    I have a question, i'm doing the shock on my pool now. Could i add (stabilizer, baking soda, borax, or etc) to my pool while doing the shock time? Or i have to wait until the shock is done.
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    Re: adding stabilizer/baking soda and doing shock at the same time?

    Quote Originally Posted by kwing01 View Post
    Hi,

    I have a question, i'm doing the shock on my pool now. Could i add (stabilizer, baking soda, borax, or etc) to my pool while doing the shock time? Or i have to wait until the shock is done.
    Stabilizer, yes, if you're below 30 CYA.

    Messing with pH and TA during a SLAM is out. High FC messes with the pH reading so you'll just get the chemistry all out of whack if you try. See the pics. Accurate pH test during shock levels with R-007? That's wjy the SLAM instructions have you fix pH before you start and then forget about it.
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    Re: adding stabilizer/baking soda and doing shock at the same time?

    Per the SLAM instructions, add 30 ppm of CYA in a sock, adjust PH to 7.2 and begin SLAM. Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain. No other adjustments should take place.
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    Re: adding stabilizer/baking soda and doing shock at the same time?

    I tested my water before doing the SLAM. all numbers are close to normal. Just TA is 80 and CYA is 20. I just don't want to wait a week for CYA to 30 before doing the SLAM. That is why i'm doing the SLAM now. Just want to confirm if i don't messed the amount of stabilizer or baking soda. i can add this to my pool while doing the SLAM.
    - NY Albany ~27000 water
    - In ground Vinyl 18' X 40' X 8' Deep Curved Roman End
    - Pentiar TA 60 Sand Filter
    - Pentair WhisperFlo 1HP Energy Efficient Full-Rated 2-Speed
    - 250K BTU Nat/Elec. Heater

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    Re: adding stabilizer/baking soda and doing shock at the same time?

    Quote Originally Posted by kwing01 View Post
    I tested my water before doing the SLAM. all numbers are close to normal. Just TA is 80 and CYA is 20. I just don't want to wait a week for CYA to 30 before doing the SLAM. That is why i'm doing the SLAM now. Just want to confirm if i don't messed the amount of stabilizer or baking soda. i can add this to my pool while doing the SLAM.
    80 TA is just fine. Don't add baking soda. But you can go ahead and add enough CYA to get to 30 and just assume it's there and use 12 FC as your new SLAM level.
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    Re: adding stabilizer/baking soda and doing shock at the same time?

    Adding to Richard320, we are discovering that the CYA works into your pool (and can be measured) faster than we thought.

    You should automatically assume your dose is in place in the pool, whether it registers or not.

    In time, we will be making adjustments to our suggested wait times before testing for CYA.
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