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Thread: Should I treat my equipment when SLAMming?

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    Wink Should I treat my equipment when SLAMming?

    Two days ago found this site. Loving it and so impressed with the sharing of information.

    I am SLAMming pool for early algae outbreak and thinking I should submerge all pool equipment in high FC pool water during the process so that when using it post treatment, spores are not introduced.

    I know the algae spores are all around in the environment and the pool water conditions need to be conducive to allow algae to grow, but I feel the need to be extra careful considering the effort (though super effective and appropriate) Just gone through.

    Are adequate FC levels along with all other parameters in normal range (post SLAM) enough to PREVENT an algae outbreak even with my introduction of "contaminated" equipment? My brain is fried with so much new information to process I cant figure it out myself. Thanks so much. You ALL are so awesome.
    32K gal, IG vinyl, Hayward S220T sand filter, Hayward VS variable speed 0.85 hp pump, TF-100, well water. Installed 1992, new liner 2015.

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    Re: Should I treat my equipment when SLAMming?

    Welcome to TFP

    Treating your equipment isn't a bad idea......like hose and vacuum head but in all honesty those probably aren't harboring algae.

    The thing about SLAM is you need to brush and find where algae hides......like behind light and return faceplates. I only this last weekend realized there was foam backing on my skimmer wier door (it broke off). I have crystal clear water but that foam had some algae........algae waiting for my FC to drop.
    18*36*23 true "L" vinyl IG 29,000 gallons. SWG. TF-100 test kit.
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    Re: Should I treat my equipment when SLAMming?

    Thank you for your response!
    32K gal, IG vinyl, Hayward S220T sand filter, Hayward VS variable speed 0.85 hp pump, TF-100, well water. Installed 1992, new liner 2015.

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