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    You know what rules?

    Walking out to your pool, test kit in hand, expecting certain very manageable changes to certain values for very predictable and knowable reasons...

    And finding the values to be precisely what you expected.

    You guys kick a metric boatload of behind.
    -Gordon
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    Remember, the Shock Process should be followed until : 1. CC is less than 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less and, 3. The water is crystal clear.
    --I didn't buy my pool to swim in it. I bought my pool to watch my wife swim in it. :wink:

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    Re: You know what rules?

    And finding the values to be precisely what you expected.
    I know exactly what you are saying. Very empowering to know you are in charge of your pool.
    Dave S.
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    Re: You know what rules?

    Well said and I agree 100%
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    Re: You know what rules?

    When I did aquariums, we used to talk about a "mature" aquarium...loosely defined by the same basic idea.

    You weren't chasing test results, you weren't dosing this way and that to reach values, and so on. A mature aquarium was one with very predictable results, over a period of time, explainable by a known and predictable set of circumstances.

    Admittedly...when you're dealing with 20 or 55 or even 150 gallons of water that can be thrown out of whack by a few drops of something here and there, with a constant 24/7 bio load, in which you WANT to maintain a good colony of certain bacteria...it takes a bit longer than it does with our pools. Usually 3-6 months or so.

    But the concept is the same...predictable results from known causes.

    This whole week, right at a month into our pool, and I've been just pleased as heck that we seem to have already reached that point. I walk out each morning, expecting certain things based on conditions the past 24 hours...and find the results to be exactly what I'm expecting.

    I just couldn't help but share the joy a bit.
    -Gordon
    Pool School helps me maintain my 13,500G 24' x 48" ASP with Sand Filtration using a TF100 Test Kit and Pool Calculator.
    Remember, the Shock Process should be followed until : 1. CC is less than 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less and, 3. The water is crystal clear.
    --I didn't buy my pool to swim in it. I bought my pool to watch my wife swim in it. :wink:

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    Re: You know what rules?

    For a pool owner, nothing beats being in control of your pool!
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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: You know what rules?

    1) 10,400 gallons
    2) Sand filter
    3) Above ground
    4) Hayward Powerflo LX, 1 Hp

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