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    Getting started

    Split from ... ml#p542673. Please start your own thread when you have a question Butterfly

    I have no chlorine and 2YA of 20 or less. Have some algae growing due to I am sure low chlorine. After reading it would seem I need to raise my CYA before pouring lots of chlorine in. 20,000 AG, 7.8 ph, 140 TA
    20,000 Gal. AG, 200# sand, 1/1/4 hp.

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    pwrstrk's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    Elverson Pa.

    Re: New #'s with TF 100

    Looks like its time to SLAM.

    lower PH to 7.2
    Get CYA no higher than 30. Will use less chlorine. Raise to shock level.
    Follow SLAM process.

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    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Getting started

    How do i start my own post? Where do I find SLAM?
    20,000 Gal. AG, 200# sand, 1/1/4 hp.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Long Beach, CA

    Re: Getting started

    This thread is now in its own post, but when you need to start a new topic, there is a + New Topic button on the top left side of the forum that you want to post in.

    Find out about SLAM in Pool School, pool-school/shocking_your_pool. Read up and ask what you need help with.
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    Re: Getting started

    Thanks, I understand. I also want to mention my water is sparkly clear, even though I have some algae on the bottom. i have just received my TF-100 kit and also sold a friend, and my son, one of them.
    20,000 Gal. AG, 200# sand, 1/1/4 hp.

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    Re: Getting started

    After SLAM last night I had 20 FC, with 7.2 PH and sparkling water. Location where I had vacuumed I assume algae are now white spots. Should I vacuum to waste or will it be ok to just vacuum? And I had no CC.
    20,000 Gal. AG, 200# sand, 1/1/4 hp.

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Getting started

    You have finished the SLAM process when....

    1. Your pool water is sparkling
    2. Your CC's are .5ppm or less
    3. You can hold your FC overnight without losing more than 1ppm.

    Sounds like you completed #1 and #2, what about #3?
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    Re: Getting started

    I wont know until in the morning. I have removed the solar blanket, aerating water to bring PH up without raising TA, which was 140. Also waiting to see how much CC drops due to sunlight today. It should not be safe to swim with CC of 20, right? Also, no comment on which is best to remove dead algae.
    20,000 Gal. AG, 200# sand, 1/1/4 hp.

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