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    Question swimming while SLAMing

    Is it safe to let swimmers in the pool while SLAM is in progress?
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    Re: swimming while SLAMing

    Yes, it is safe to swim when
    FC is above minimum and up to shock level for your CYA, FC/CYA Chart
    PH Is 7.2 to 7.8
    Water is clear

    We had a swim-n-slam last summer with FC 28ish and CYA 70 and nobody even noticed. FC at shock level for your CYA is less harsh than a pole with no CYA and FC of 1 ppm. CYA greatly buffers the chlorine harshness.
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    Re: swimming while SLAMing

    Thanks!

    A related question for me here, (I got my CYA a little high), I was at Leslie's pool store and they told me that CYA "hangs out" in the top 6" of pool water. Therefore, flushing water to waste from the skimmer would be a quick way to lower my CYA level.
    Would you concur?
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    Re: swimming while SLAMing

    That is total nonsense. Please avoid that store in the future for anything other than inflatable pool toys.
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    Re: swimming while SLAMing

    I was at Leslie's pool store and they told me that CYA "hangs out" in the top 6" of pool water.
    Bogus! Bogus! Bogus! CYA "hangs out" in suspension throughout the entire column of pool water and it doesn't settle to the bottom, either!
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    Re: swimming while SLAMing

    CYA is mixed throughout the entire body of water. It's only going to lower the CYA level proportionally to your water volume. See Pool Math at top of page. Visit Pool School.

    You have on of the recommended test kits if you are slamming, correct?
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    Re: swimming while SLAMing

    You guys are such a help!!

    Many thanks
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