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    Jun 2016
    Medinah, IL

    THANK YOU! New SLAM believer!

    This is my first post to this forum - and I just wanted to say a quick THANK YOU to everyone who posts on this site. Bit of background - we're currently renting a place with our own pool - after growing up with a pool, I thought this would be easy! Boy, was I wrong. What started as a black, swamp is now a crystal clear pool after about a month of dillydallying with the pool store people and FINALLY learning about the SLAM process. We tried literally everything you could think of from the pool store, because we had thought they were experts . While it did help, bringing the pool to a minty cloudy green - and then once to a swimmable clear only to turn minty green less than a week later.

    After exhausting all of the pool stores options (and our wallets!!) we came across this awesome site. We purchased a FAS DPD test kit, and after a week of SLAM (a bit overkill at the beginning with CYA at 30 and FC at 45) we finally have our CC's under control, a clear pool and a happy wife - all in time for our upcoming 4th of July BBQ.

    So again, thank you all - we now know to avoid those stores and hopefully we dont have to SLAM again for the rest of the year!

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    Aug 2015
    Grandy, NC

    Re: THANK YOU! New SLAM believer!

    19300 gal, AG vinyl, 1 HP Pentair Dynamo two stage pump, 3 yr old Hayward Vari-Flo sand filter, pool 10(?) yrs old, well water, testing with Taylor K2006

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    Jun 2014
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: THANK YOU! New SLAM believer!

    Outstanding! Thanks for the feedback. Enjoy!
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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    DFW, TX

    Re: THANK YOU! New SLAM believer!

    Welcome to TFP!

    Great first post. Congrats in getting your pool under control!
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    Divin Dave's Avatar
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    Oct 2013
    Longview, Texas

    Re: THANK YOU! New SLAM believer!

    Awesome story. Unfortunate though that the LPS did get a fat chunck of moolah.

    Oh, and now that you found TFP, you really shouldn't have to slam again. Ever. Not unless you get lazy!
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge. Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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