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    Newbie " very concerned "

    I bought my first pool this year.
    I have followed the direction found on this forum and ask a few questions
    I now have water so clear that I can see the entire bottom of the pool in each bubble when I stir the water.I am very concerned that my water is too clear and clean.I didn't know water could even look like the water I now have in my little pool.I still have a ways to go to get my CYA up to target but really guys, I have never seen water so clear. The sun is not shining here now. I can't wait to see the water in the sunshine....I gotta go ... I think I am going to cry
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    Re: Newbie " very concerned "

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    Re: Newbie " very concerned "

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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Newbie " very concerned "

    Maybe somebody "stole" your water????
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    I just hate that when pool water looks too good to swim in
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    Um... I think, um... That's called sparklypoolitis!
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    Re: Newbie " very concerned "

    So that's what it's called.My wife had a more unpleasant name for it.
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    Re: Newbie " very concerned "

    Yeah, I hate it when everything is stable and the water is practically invisible. The other day I went out on the patio to smoke and thought I'd lost a bunch of water - it was the reflection of the pool coving; made it look like I was about 8" low.

    It's terrible when there's nothing to do with the pool but swim.
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    AWESOME !
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    Re: Newbie " very concerned "

    Where is the jealousy smiley face??? I am hopefully on my way to that "special place" within the next week or so!!!
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    Re: Newbie " very concerned "

    Well just a follow up post . Its been a couple months since I posted that my pool was clear.I have been able to maintain the pool with ease so far. I probably test too much but that's just the way I am. Still tweaking a bit on the run time of the SWG and using a little bleach for a quick fix but overall things are still going well with my little pool. Thanks to this forum I am very happy. I now find it amusing when I hear people talk about their pools. They have no idea what they are doing or what the ol pool store is doing to them. Knowledge is very important. THANKS !!
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    "Very jealous"
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    Re: Newbie " very concerned "

    I just came back in the house from turning off the pump for the night, and I found myself just standing there, staring at the water. Completely crystal clear. I guess there's something positive about knowing you have control of at least one thing in your life.
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    Re: Newbie " very concerned "

    Quote Originally Posted by joshs2000ss
    I just came back in the house from turning off the pump for the night, and I found myself just standing there, staring at the water. Completely crystal clear. I guess there's something positive about knowing you have control of at least one thing in your life.
    Amen!
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