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    Water Balancing

    Hello all, i noticed on Wednesday of last week that I was beginning to get algae forming on the sides and bottom of my pool. I shocked it with bleach and then added algaecide. I noticed that it is coming back in certain places but not as prevalent. I am new to owning a pool, so I am not sure if this is common. I live in a heavily wooded area and leaves constantly fall in and I do my best to keep it clean. I did a water test today and here are my readings

    TC - 8
    TA - 90
    CA - 160-180
    CYA -30
    PH - 7.5-7.8

    THoughts?
    I have a 35,000 gallon, sand filter, sunken above ground (so inground), vinyl liner, with an Aqua rite turbo cell SWG

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    Re: Water Balancing

    Shock is not a one-time mega-dose. It is a sustained process that can take several days, possibly weeks. All you've done now is beat back the algae. It will reproduce, regroup, and stage a counterattack unless you keep after it until it's all dead. pool-school/shocking_your_pool explains it in detail.
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    Re: Water Balancing

    You have no fc or cc listed what test kit are you using?
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    Re: Water Balancing

    fc - 8
    cc - 0
    I am using the tf-100 test kit
    I have a 35,000 gallon, sand filter, sunken above ground (so inground), vinyl liner, with an Aqua rite turbo cell SWG

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    Re: Water Balancing

    Have you brushed the walls and floor? Are there slimy spots on the vinyl?
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    Re: Water Balancing

    Come on Richard ... the shock process is so ... 1 day ago.

    Is it now the SLAM process. [slam:1e8lqgrr][/slam:1e8lqgrr]
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    Re: Water Balancing

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    Come on Richard ... the shock process is so ... 1 day ago.

    Is it now the SLAM process. [slam:6190gtl8][/slam:6190gtl8]
    I just pasted the URL straight off the address bar, and that's what came up. Blame the webmaster for not creating a new page and then setting up a redirect to it from the older URL.
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    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Water Balancing

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    Come on Richard ... the shock process is so ... 1 day ago.

    Is it now the SLAM process. [slam:14r5gahb][/slam:14r5gahb]
    I just pasted the URL straight off the address bar, and that's what came up. Blame the webmaster for not creating a new page and then setting up a redirect to it from the older URL.
    Yeah, I know I brought that issue up with them.
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    Re: Water Balancing

    looks like the "slam" worked! pretty happy right now!
    I have a 35,000 gallon, sand filter, sunken above ground (so inground), vinyl liner, with an Aqua rite turbo cell SWG

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    Re: Water Balancing

    Congrats!

    Now make sure you never let the FC drop below the minimum for your CYA level and you should be clear for the rest of the summer.
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