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    Pool post algae question

    Hey all,

    We had a BAD algae problem. We added about 5 gallons of chlorine the first 24 hours. We're at the point now where maintaining 10ppm is pretty easy. I have to add maybe 1/2-1 gal a day. CYA is at 30.

    We started this Sunday and it was blue and milky Monday. It's still milky and doesn't appear to have changed much (since the initial change). Should I be concerned? I know it's going to take time, but I also know there should be small improvement each day.

    Thanks!
    AG pool is a 7,500, 200# sand filter, 2 speed pump and Taylor kit,

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    Re: Pool post algae question

    Are you following the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process? With a CYA of 30ppm, you should be maintaining the FC level at 12ppm.

    Have you ever Deep Cleaned your Sand Filter? After you have done that, if the water is still not clearing you can try to Add DE to your Sand Filter.
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    Re: Pool post algae question

    Hi,

    I'm following the guide. For some reason 10ppm was stuck in my mind. I'll make sure to adjust that.

    My sand is new.

    So, does this process take about a week when using a sand filter?

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    Re: Pool post algae question

    The time it takes to complete a SLAM varies by type of pool, how bad it was, and owner maintenance/consistency. Good thing is that it's not rocket science .... algae simply cannot live in a sanitary environment when the FC ratio is high enough based on the current CYA. So CYA of 30 = FC SLAM of 12 ... you're good. Just do all the other things on the SLAM page and you'll see a turn for the better. With your Taylor K-2006 kit, hopefully you are doing the FC testing with the 10 ml sample and one scoop of powder to save on reagents.
    10ml sample, multiply drop count by 0.5 (standard method)
    Stay with it and good luck. Let us know if you have anymore questions.

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