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    Question about shocking

    Good morning all,
    I have been reading pool school and the forums and have a question about shocking. I know the shock process says you don't have to shock on a schedule but even if if you keep your numbers in check do you still shock occasionally? Can you go a whole swim season and not shock? Does CC eventually show up even if you keep your FC level at optimal point? I guess I'm just trying to figure out what to expect as we are entering summer and should be in the high 80's and only to get hotter from here on out. Thanks for your input.
    Ryan
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    Re: Question about shocking

    but even if if you keep your numbers in check do you still shock occasionally?
    No. There is no reason to shock on a periodic timetable. You shock when your test results (or water appearance) tells you to.

    Many members go all summer without shocking. I hope to this year if I don't get careless.
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    Re: Question about shocking

    You can go years without shocking if you stay on top of things and there are no 'accidents' or dead critters or stuff like that.

    That is why we recommend only a couple of test kits. They put you in charge 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: Question about shocking

    Only reason I've shocked my pool in 7 years is to winterize or go on an extended vacation like a week or more.
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    Re: Question about shocking

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    Only reason I've shocked my pool in 7 years is to winterize or go on an extended vacation like a week or more.
    Showoff!
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    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: Question about shocking

    Thanks all,
    Good to know.
    23k gal, IG, vinyl, Pentair sand filter, 1 hp single speed pump, pool pilot digital swg, Hayward sharkvac. Built May 2013

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