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    Shocking Process

    Hi all. Have bee having a slight problem with green algae. Started the shock process(per pool school) on Saturday.
    Water is clear until I brush, then very slightly cloudy, still mostly clear.

    Adjusted ph
    Tested CYA - 40 (bought enough to raise it to 75 once shocking is complete)
    Brought chlorine up to 17 per CYA-Chlorine chart
    Stayed consistent with testing, adding chlorine (if needed) every 4 hours.
    Brushed twice Saturday and twice Sunday.
    Cleaned cartridge filter Saturday and Sunday afternoon
    FC dropped overnight last night from 17 to 15. Brought back up to 17 before work this a.m.
    Tested when I got home, dropped to 10 - added chlorine to 17 , brushed.

    Please let me know if I'm doing this correctly.....

    Now, my question is this: am I wasting time and money(chlorine) by only being able to test in the morning and at when I get home from work?

    This is a great place and I have learned so much, thank you all!

    Alynn

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    Re: Shocking Process

    Sounds like you are doing as good of a job as you can do when life gets in the way. Adjust before work, right when you get home and then right before bed ... the FC is doing the most work at night when the sun is not a factor. You could boost a little more

    Keep it up and it will be cleared up soon
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    Re: Shocking Process

    Thanks! I'm doing my best. Luckily it's not swampy green, just a light tinge when brushing. I will continue on, then!

    What would be your recommendation for boosting the chlorine at night? 25?

    Thanks again,

    Alynn



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    Re: Shocking Process

    Actually I started that sentence and then decided not to finish it ... but forgot to delete it.

    What I was going to say was you could boost a little higher in the morning so that it was higher all day ... problem is you lose a % to the sun, so as you raise the FC ppm higher, you will end up losing more to the sun. You should still end up higher by the time you get home, but it will cost a little more money.

    Keep it below 24ppm (mustard shock level) if you decided to boost in the morning.
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    Re: Shocking Process

    You do the best you can.

    At least you understand what you're supposed to be doing!
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    Re: Shocking Process

    Passed the OCLT!!!!!

    Been algae free for a week. Got my CYA will retest and vacuum today.

    Thank you all for your help!

    Alynn


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    Re: Shocking Process

    Well, back to SLAMing

    We have had enough rain yesterday and today to bring my water level even with my patio. Everything up until this morning was perfect, and has been since the 4th. But since it the rain has slacked up some, I went out to drain the water down to normal and noticed the dreaded green algae (light) rearing it's ugly head in my steps!

    Arrrrgh!

    Well, guess I'll start again with the shock process. Hopefully, it won't take a week this time.......

    And it was so perfect, too! Test results numbers dead on, and water was crystal clear....

    Welcome to Florida!




    22,000 Gallon In Ground with CrystalStone (pebble) finish in Blue Ice
    Pool Pilot Digital Nano SWG
    Pentair 1.0 HP Pump
    Hayward C1200 (120 S.Ft.) Cartridge Filter
    Pentair Great White Automatic Pool Cleaner
    22,000 Gallon In Ground with CrystalStone (pebble) finish in Blue Ice
    Pentair 1.0 HP Pump
    Hayward C1200 (120 S.Ft.) Cartridge Filter
    Pentair Great White Automatic Pool Cleaner
    TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Shocking Process

    POP Alynn. !!

    That's Pool Owner Patience.


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