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    Slimy feeling pool

    Hello TFP,

    I am sure i am going to leave something out that you need. I will try to give you as much information as i have and find out what i don't know. Today it feels like my pool is starting to get slimy. Water is clear and not cloudy at all. The water does feel soft, but this seems to be something different. My guess is that it is algae and i need to increase my CYA and FC. I know a full test of the water would give you most of the information that you need, but i am waiting on my local pool store to call me with the test information. Whoever test the water was not there and they told me they would call me with the information. I couldn't really argue so i just left. Ok, for what i do know.

    Intex Ultra Frame AGP 26' x 52 "
    14,500~ gallons
    Intex 54601EG Saltwater System (runs 7 hours a day)
    Intex cartriage filter 2,500 gallons per hour (runs 12 hours a day)
    87 degrees Fahrenheit average tempt for the last week
    pool is in direct sunlight for most of the day.
    pool has been up for 2 weeks (brand new/first year with it)
    added 380 lbs. of salt when the pool was first set up.
    never added any cyanuric acid (pretty sure this is my problem)

    So here i am asking for help without a full test of my water. Help?!?

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    Re: Slimy feeling pool

    While your water sits at the store, the balance is going to change. FC will most certainly drop just sitting on the shelf.

    Your first problem is that you need to be able to test your water on your own. Even a small kit like the TF-50 will do if you don't have an algae problem, but if you think you do, you should probably spring for the TF-100.
    http://tftestkits.net

    You need to perform an OCLT:
    You won't be able to effectively do this without being able to measure your FC levels on your own.

    Although lack of CYA won't cause algae, it can make it too hard for your SWG to keep up, and if FC levels fall too low (or to zero) you can be in trouble.

    Keep the questions coming!
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    Re: Slimy feeling pool

    thank you so much for your quick response. I am sure you are right in needing my own testing kit. I will pick one up. Is the slimy feeling usually algae?

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    Re: Slimy feeling pool

    It is hard to say what it is at the moment. Let us know if the pool store calls with numbers, at least it will be something, although probably not reliable.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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