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    24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

    Just a matter of time before I needed to come and seek help

    24hrs into SLAM and adding more chlorine to the required 24ppm FC. A second of not paying attention to my calculation I added too much chlorine and ended with 30ppm. Heavy Chlorine smell, bubbles on the surface just like carbonated water, at least some organic matter is being taken care of.
    Should I let it slide back to 24 or do i need to keep it now at the 30 level from now on? I understand that one should not swim until FC is back at 24ppm.

    Balance prior SLAM

    FC 0
    PH 7.4
    CH 250
    TA 120
    CYA 60

    FC for SLAM 24

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    Re: 24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

    You're okay. It will sink down to 24 tomorrow. Just make sure the bleach you are using is plain/regular and NOT splashless or scented.
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    Re: 24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

    You can let it slide back to 24 on it's own. It will do so as it takes care of organics. Only need to keep dosing back up to 24 ppm once it drops below. Excessive FC will not speed the SLAM process and will just lead to more FC "wasted" to UV during the day as you proceed.
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    Re: 24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

    Thank you Pat

    I was worried at 30 the biofilm on algae is just getting thicker and 24 would loose its effectiveness. Using basic plain 10% liquid chlorine.
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    Re: 24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

    Thank you Joel

    Fully aware of wasting the chlorine. Just wasn't sure if letting it slide back to 24 or have to keep at 30. I wasn't trying to speed things up. Busy fending off my two year old who thinks my toys are way cooler than his and the cute little bottles of the kit help clean the pool. Combined with mathematical mistake of calculating a gal as 64 oz (growing up in metric isn't helpful either). The end result, instead of raising from 18 to 24 I double that.
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    Re: 24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

    Hahaha. I don't think algae can mutate that fast to adjust to higher FC. THAT would be worrisome!

    As long as you are following appropriate FC levels, (be they shock or target-ish), you are fine!

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    Re: 24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

    And keep scalping that dreaded algae with the brush. Get mad at it!

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    Re: 24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

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    Thanks. Better ask than be sorry and have the algae laught at me: "we survived 30, bring on your measly 24". I can just hear the chatter
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    @ needsajet

    Precious the little ones. One big box home improvement store I once bought a test kit which had the numbers 1 to 5 on the bottles. My son counts the bottles or picked a bottle and told me what number is written on it. It was all fun until he realized the tops can be screwed off, just like toothpaste, mommies make-up and perfume or his snack pouches.
    What follows is the perfect example of t he logic of a two year old: And how do we clean up the pool best? Lets drop the stuff straight into the pool. Why the hassle of scooping out 25ml at a time and doing it bit by bit? It's a 20000gal pool at that rate Papa will never get the pool cleaned. Let's help the old man.
    Lucky I caught on before he was able to "help" me.


    I am srubbing like a mad man. Just bent one of the poles. It now will stay extended till the end of its days.
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    Re: 24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

    Hahaha, that's funny, not the pole but the toddler You got this And yep, always good to ask, no pool question too big or small for TFP!

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    Re: 24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

    I am planning on supporting this site. Very shortly.

    An overnight shift of scrubbing the pool until 2am resulted in FC 19.5, CC 0.25 at 7 am (plus a wife who thinks I have always been crazy, who is now convinced that I definitely went over the cliff). Must have scrubbed a lot of matter off the walls. So not wasted chlorine. Seems I have way to go, yet i am getting somewhere. Need to get more chlorine on the way home and have to listen to the "experts" at the store once again that I am doing it all wrong.
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    Re: 24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

    Skip the pool store, unless that's the only place you can get liquid chlorine. What are you buying there and what's the price? You may be able to find just as good of a deal in regular household bleach at WalMart or other high volume sellers of bleach.

    Keep after it!
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    Re: 24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

    Local OSH has KemTek Liquid Chlorine for sale 2gal/case $4.99 (regular $7.49), yet it comes with the expert standing around the isle. If my math is right this is the best cost I find around here. Unless, of course, I once again did mess up the gallons and this time a gallon was 256oz
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    Re: 24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

    2.50 a gallon is a good price. Have earplugs you can wear in the store?

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    Re: 24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

    Ask them to show you some pool toys and give you a rundown on how they're used in the pool. That can't hurt a thing.
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    Re: 24hrs into SLAM, added too much Chlorine

    Clearest pool in a year. Balanced as well. All I am doing now is testing the water and adding chlorine. Thank you TFP and members for your help.

    As promised I just made a donation. Basically the amount I saved not using the nonsense I was talked into over the last 12 months.

    No I need to figure out where to offload all those chemicals which are just sitting around now.

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