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Thread: 2 Weeks into start up and going nowhere ...

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    2 Weeks into start up and going nowhere ...

    Starting as a Green Swamp ... Let the pool get out of control over the winter, leaves and all. Got most of the leaves out and have tried vacuuming to get as much off the bottom as possible.
    Dark Green
    Started out going to local pool supplier:
    5/29/16
    FC-1
    TAC-1
    PH-7.0
    TA-50
    CYA-25
    CH-230
    1st we added conditioner, then soda ash, then shock
    brushed pool and vacuumed, work kept me away a few days, but did manage to brush it a few more times.
    Next trip to pool supplier:
    6/5/16
    FC-2
    TAC-2
    PH-8.0
    TA-80
    CYA-40
    CH-220
    This time Shock, oxidizer, Algae killer
    brushed, Now a more emerald green
    One final trip to the pool supplier: (just found this site)
    6/9/16
    FC-1
    TAC-1
    PH-7.2
    TA-90
    CYA-29
    CH-270
    Picked up my own test kit and decided not to throw more money their way for the time being.
    2 choices at this time either try and SLAM the pool or drain and refill.
    Since Bleach and my labor are not to expensive, I have decided to try the SLAM route first.
    Started today 1000
    FC-.5
    CC-1
    Used the pool math and cya calculator, started with 3 Gallons
    2 hours later 1200
    FC-1
    CC-1-2
    Added 3 more gallons
    2 hours later 1400
    FC-2
    CC-2
    Shouldn't me FC be going up at a faster rate?
    Any help will be appreciated.
    Bruce

    22500 IG, Plaster, Pentair Tagelus Sand Filter, Centurion 1.0HP Motor, 20+ yr pool, replasterted @ 5 yrs ago

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    Re: 2 Weeks into start up and going nowhere ...

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Following the SLAM is the way to go.
    What test kit did you get?

    How are you testing the FC and CC?

    If the FC is not going up, it is because it is being consumed by something.
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    Re: 2 Weeks into start up and going nowhere ...

    Thanks !!!
    Unfortunately we just picked up a Taylor DPD before reading recommendations on this site, will be ordering a TF-100.
    4:15 reading
    FC-1
    TC-2
    POOLMath suggests adding 3 gal is that right?

    Retested 5:45
    FC-3
    TC-5
    Bruce

    22500 IG, Plaster, Pentair Tagelus Sand Filter, Centurion 1.0HP Motor, 20+ yr pool, replasterted @ 5 yrs ago

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    Re: 2 Weeks into start up and going nowhere ...

    If you have the K-2005 ... really all you need to add is the FAS-DPD Chlorine Test.

    3 gallons to get to what FC level? How did you choose the FC level to target? What is your actual CYA?
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    Re: 2 Weeks into start up and going nowhere ...

    CYA - 29
    Was going off the Chlorine/CYA chart of 30 for a shock FC - 12, is this wrong?
    Not working today ... severe sinus infection, going to try and do what I can.
    Tested at 9:00
    FC-1
    TC-1
    Bruce

    22500 IG, Plaster, Pentair Tagelus Sand Filter, Centurion 1.0HP Motor, 20+ yr pool, replasterted @ 5 yrs ago

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    Re: 2 Weeks into start up and going nowhere ...

    You are correct, you just do not have the ability to test the FC that high accurately enough.
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