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    SLAM Update

    I got my pump and filter working and restarted my SLAM.

    Here are the readings:
    Saturday
    05:45am FC 00.0 TC 00.0 CYA 40 => FC 28
    07:25am FC 02.5 TC 00.5 CYA 45 => FC 28
    08:15am FC 21.0 TC 02.5 CYA 40 => FC 28
    10:00am FC 18.5 TC NA CYA NA => FC 28
    06:00pm FC 08.5 TC NA CYA NA => FC 28
    10:00pm FC 17.5 TC NA CYA NA => FC 28
    Sunday
    02:00am FC 11.5 TC NA CYA 40 => FC 28
    06:00am FC 20.0 TC NA CYA 50 => FC 28
    09:00pm FC 18.5 TC 01.0 CYA NA => FC 28
    Monday
    05:00am FC 17.0 TC 00.5 CYA 70 => FC 28
    08:00pm FC 13.0 TC 00.5 CYA 80 => FC 31
    Tuesday
    05:00am FC 26.0 TC 00.5 CYA 70 => FC 28
    09:30pm FC 17.5 TC 00.5 CYA 70 => FC 28
    11:00pm FC 30.0 TC NA CYA NA
    Wednesday
    05:30am FC 25.5 TC NA CYA NA => FC 28
    07:15pm FC 20.0 TC 01.0 CYA 70 => FC 28
    08:30pm FC 30.0 TC NA CYA NA => FC 28

    My combined chlorine is low.

    Every night the pool consumes less chlorine overnight (night 1: FC drops by 8, night 2: FC drops by 11, night 3: FC drops by 5.0, night 4: FC drops by 4.5. Tonight I will test it at sundown and get my cleanest OCLT test.

    I also noticed that my chlorine is dropping by less during the workday.

    The water is blue and milky. I think that this is _partially_ because I have DE in the pool.

    I continue to run the pump and filter.

    Any advice as I enter day 6 of the SLAM?


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    Re: SLAM Update

    That pic was Sat. Today's pic didn't attach





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    Re: SLAM Update

    Looking good so far! Are you brushing daily? That is a very cool pool! Old pool? Old wall? Old yard? I like it!

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    Re: SLAM Update

    Yes. It is oooold. I brush some days but run a robot vac that allegedly does the walls everyday. I will brush more.

    I have to get to a PC to set a signature.

    It's a plaster, 43.4k gallon SWG inground pool.



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    Re: SLAM Update

    Last question:

    Is it unusual to have to SLAM for a week or more?



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    Re: SLAM Update

    Not at all. This last part, which is mostly cleaning and filtering depends a lot on the capacity of your filter and your willingness to continue to brush and run the vacuum.

    Why is DE in your pool? Is that fixed?

    You can drop your testing to twice daily as you are approaching the end.
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    Re: SLAM Update

    Quote Originally Posted by M10507 View Post
    Last question:

    Is it unusual to have to SLAM for a week or more?


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    No. Especially if you start pretty green.
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    Re: SLAM Update

    Thanks



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    Re: SLAM Update

    I have finally finished my SLAM.

    I passed all three tests and the water looks great. I have been letting the chlorine work down on its own. Is there a good post for post SLAM Behavior?

    My readings are now

    FC 12
    CC 0.5
    Ph 7.6
    TA 140
    CH 160
    CYA 60

    I added some conditioner in a sock to work the CYA to post slam levels. I was going to add muriatic acid to work the TA down and add hardner.

    Pool: 43.4k gallon, in ground, plaster, SWG



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    Re: SLAM Update

    Yay for the end of your SLAM! Here is a link to a basic schedule.

    Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

    Don't forget to brush!
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