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Thread: algae and pool slamming?

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    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Bennington, NE

    Question algae and pool slamming?

    This is my first pool set up and wowza what a headache. This site has definitely been a great help though. I made the mistake of not adding stabilizer right away. Then went on vacation to disneyland. Came back to a green slimy mess! It has been 3 weeks and although it has gotten a ton better, I'm still dealing with cloudy water. I replace the pump that came with it, with a larger pump and that has helped. I have just been using the shock chemicals from the store. Im still trying to get my CYA up and will retest tonight. I was reading how to slam your pool. With my CYA at less than 20 it says 10 for chlorine. Is that the level I need to get it to? I'm confused and this headache isn't helping. lol

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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: algae and pool slamming?

    Welcome to TFP!

    Yes, you want to raise FC to shock level for your CYA.
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    Jackson, NJ

    Re: algae and pool slamming?

    You can dump some instant pool conditioner in the water to raise your CYA. Its pricey, but its immediate.
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