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Thread: Went for a week vacation came back to a swamp black pool!

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    Went for a week vacation came back to a swamp black pool!

    Do I start all over with shocking like I would at opening season or do I need to just add bleach little by little. Chlorine is non existent Alk is slightly low and ph is slightly low. We left the pump on the entire time we were gone and shocked before we left but it apparently rained the entire time. Thanks.

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    Re: Went for a week vacation came back to a swamp black pool

    [center:2yh84d2e]---SLAM IT!---[/center:2yh84d2e]

    If you aren't familiar with it, check out the CYA chart, find your CYA level, raise the chlorine level to shock level and keep it there until you pass the 3 criteria for ending a SLAM, found on the SLAM page.
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    Re: Went for a week vacation came back to a swamp black pool

    ok thanks. This was what we were thinking but I was a little unsure so wanted to ask before shocking it.

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    Re: Went for a week vacation came back to a swamp black pool

    SLAM. The good news is there probably isn't as much debris in the bottom to scrape out as last time, and you know what you're doing, so it should go relatively quick.
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