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    So I went on vacation....

    Hello all ,
    So I went on a 5 day vacation and;
    There were quite a few leaves on bottom
    All of the seams and wrinkles had collected dirt (it's an intex rectangle so it has a seams every 3 ft or so)
    And the end with the stairs seamed to have a dirty film (a known low circulation area)


    So I checked the numbers
    Fc4.5
    Cc0
    Ta80
    Cya 50
    Ph 7.8

    I ran the salt generator for an extra cycle this afternoon and the fc is at 6.5 with no cc.
    I am planning an overnight test for tonight.
    I just feel like dirt doesn't just collect.
    And I believe from looking at pool math just over a jug of 12.5% will get me to just about slam level. What could it hurt to hit it before it hits me.
    Seems to be clear after the vacuum too.
    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance
    A 46 year old man,wife,and twin boys doing the best we can.
    New install of an intex 12x24X2 rectangle set 18 in the ground.
    An intex 3000gph sand filter and an intex 15000 gal swg.9500 gal. Taylor 2005 and Taylor k-1515

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    Re: So I went on vacation....

    Mine can accumulate enough to look like the Sahara after a few days of not vacuuming. I use a Pool Blaster which captures it, and I assure when I wash the filters out in the sink---------it's DIRT! Rain naturally carries dirt too.
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    Re: So I went on vacation....

    So the oclt test went well,6.5fc to 6fc this morning both with 0cc.
    I guess I'm paranoid.
    Lol
    Thanks again
    A 46 year old man,wife,and twin boys doing the best we can.
    New install of an intex 12x24X2 rectangle set 18 in the ground.
    An intex 3000gph sand filter and an intex 15000 gal swg.9500 gal. Taylor 2005 and Taylor k-1515

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    Re: So I went on vacation....

    Perfect! Isn't it nice to actually know that?
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    Re: So I went on vacation....

    And so,

    We went in the pool today and it seems to be cloudy with the mask on (not crystal as it was before vacation).checked the numbers,
    Ph 7.5
    Fc6
    Cc0
    Ta80
    Cya50


    I think I'm going to bring it to slam level for the evening and keep it there for the day tomorrow.
    Any thoughts
    It's almost just real dull
    A 46 year old man,wife,and twin boys doing the best we can.
    New install of an intex 12x24X2 rectangle set 18 in the ground.
    An intex 3000gph sand filter and an intex 15000 gal swg.9500 gal. Taylor 2005 and Taylor k-1515

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    Re: So I went on vacation....

    Can someone please tell me if I'm being neurotic? I would hate to dump all that bleach in if unnecessary.
    A 46 year old man,wife,and twin boys doing the best we can.
    New install of an intex 12x24X2 rectangle set 18 in the ground.
    An intex 3000gph sand filter and an intex 15000 gal swg.9500 gal. Taylor 2005 and Taylor k-1515

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    Re: So I went on vacation....

    "I guess I'm paranoid."

    ........I think you already admitted to being neurotic!..........but..........take it to SLAM level and circulate over night and you should be good.
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    Re: So I went on vacation....

    Lol thanks
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    New install of an intex 12x24X2 rectangle set 18 in the ground.
    An intex 3000gph sand filter and an intex 15000 gal swg.9500 gal. Taylor 2005 and Taylor k-1515

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    Re: So I went on vacation....

    All better back to sparkling. I wonder if I caught it just in time?
    A 46 year old man,wife,and twin boys doing the best we can.
    New install of an intex 12x24X2 rectangle set 18 in the ground.
    An intex 3000gph sand filter and an intex 15000 gal swg.9500 gal. Taylor 2005 and Taylor k-1515

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    Re: So I went on vacation....

    You did. My kids tell me when they can't see from one end to the other perfectly but it still looks good from above. That's when I know I need to up the SWG a tad.
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