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    hi,
    I thought I read somewhere to ignore my PH until slam is complete. My water is clearing up from the dead algae and my FC levels are still up. DO I just need POP? I am the most impatient person ever and I am trying not to play with the PH.
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    Re: PH during SLAM

    The reason we like to get the pH to 7.2 at the start of a SLAM procedure is that once you start adding vast amounts of chlorine to the pool and your FC is 10ppm or higher, the pH test is inaccurate.

    If you're already in a SLAM procedure, don't worry about the pH. If your FC drops to less than 10, go ahead and test it, but otherwise wait until its over.
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    Re: PH during SLAM

    Finish the SLAM completely or you will probably get algae again.

    Once you complete the SLAM, you should post a complete new set of numbers including your untouched pH.
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    Re: PH during SLAM

    Thanks so much. Pool is slowly clearing up. I am trying not to test and add stuff. I mean.... trying to keep my spouse from adding stuff.
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