Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 28

Thread: Time to SLAM

  1. Back To Top    #1
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Time to SLAM

    UPS just arrived with my TF 100. Here are the initial test results:

    FC - 9
    CC - 3
    PH - 7.2
    CYA - 50

    Looks like raising the FC to 20. Not as bad as I thought it would be. I currently have 2 121oz bottles of 8.25 Bleach. Any ideas how many bottles I should pick up to keep the process going?
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SouthWest Alabama
    Posts
    22,334

    Re: Time to SLAM

    Is there a back story to this? Why do you need to raise the FC to 20 ppm?
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

  3. Back To Top    #3
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Re: Time to SLAM

    Algae is present and the pool water is cloudy. Prior to finding this site, I was using the store bought chemicals. Cost me a small fortune and did not do anything to improve the situation.
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SouthWest Alabama
    Posts
    22,334

    Re: Time to SLAM

    You're right! Time to SLAM!

    I'd probably start out with about 10 jugs.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

  5. Back To Top    #5
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Re: Time to SLAM

    Thanks Bama, local Publix has them on sale for 2 for $4.
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

  6. Back To Top    #6
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Re: Time to SLAM

    1st half hour reading:

    FC - 19
    CC - 0
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

  7. Back To Top    #7
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Re: Time to SLAM

    1 hour reading

    FC - 22
    cc - 0

    I am guessing that I have established the shock level. Water appears clearer after 90 minutes but still cloudy. I guess I will check the FC later this afternoon, unless anyone thinks it should be done sooner.
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Howell, NJ
    Posts
    977

    Re: Time to SLAM

    Do it as often as every hour if possible.
    John
    7 year old ~13,500 gal 24' AGP with 1.5 hp Proline pump, 150 sqft Pleatco cartridge, filled with well water with pH of about 4.5.
    Wanda the Whale pool vacuum, home made heater, Taylor K-2006
    Cloudy Pool? 1) Order test kit. 2) Follow SLAM
    New to TFPC? Read Pool School a few times, then post questions. PoolMath will help with chemical additions.

  9. Back To Top    #9
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Re: Time to SLAM

    1PM Test

    FC - 21
    CC - 0
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

  10. Back To Top    #10
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Re: Time to SLAM

    2PM, 3PM and 4PM test results

    FC - 20
    CC - 0
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

  11. Back To Top    #11
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Re: Time to SLAM

    5PM test results. Still holding FC - 20 CC - 0. I brushed the bottom of the pool. Stirred up the gunk and now it is cloudy. But then I expected that!
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

  12. Back To Top    #12
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Re: Time to SLAM

    Ok I have a couple of questions. First when is it safe to enter the pool. Second after the slamming has done its job, how long does it take to get the FC back to 6? Thanks in advance
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

  13. Back To Top    #13

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Howell, NJ
    Posts
    977

    Re: Time to SLAM

    It is safe to enter the pool when your FC is below Shock level, and above your minimum. The chlorine should come down fairly quickly.
    John
    7 year old ~13,500 gal 24' AGP with 1.5 hp Proline pump, 150 sqft Pleatco cartridge, filled with well water with pH of about 4.5.
    Wanda the Whale pool vacuum, home made heater, Taylor K-2006
    Cloudy Pool? 1) Order test kit. 2) Follow SLAM
    New to TFPC? Read Pool School a few times, then post questions. PoolMath will help with chemical additions.

  14. Back To Top    #14
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Re: Time to SLAM

    Latest test results:
    FC - 15
    CC - 0
    Added 49oz bleach to get the level back up to 20
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

  15. Back To Top    #15
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Re: Time to SLAM

    2nd day. 1st set of test results.
    FC - 20
    CC - 0
    Seems the level held overnight.
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

  16. Back To Top    #16
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Re: Time to SLAM

    Latest test results:

    FC - 19.5
    CC - 0
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

  17. Back To Top    #17
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Re: Time to SLAM

    11AM test results:

    FC - 20
    CC - 0
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

  18. Back To Top    #18
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Re: Time to SLAM

    Here is a picture of how the pool water looks now. An improvement since yesterday at the start of the SLAM it was green.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

  19. Back To Top    #19

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Howell, NJ
    Posts
    977

    Re: Time to SLAM

    What type of filter do you have? If you have the Intex cartridge, I hear that Unicel and Filbur (at least I think it is Filbur) make cartridges that filter much better than the Intex, and are also reusable. If you have the Intex sand filter, you may want to try adding some DE to it.
    John
    7 year old ~13,500 gal 24' AGP with 1.5 hp Proline pump, 150 sqft Pleatco cartridge, filled with well water with pH of about 4.5.
    Wanda the Whale pool vacuum, home made heater, Taylor K-2006
    Cloudy Pool? 1) Order test kit. 2) Follow SLAM
    New to TFPC? Read Pool School a few times, then post questions. PoolMath will help with chemical additions.

  20. Back To Top    #20
    tlcottone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    69

    Re: Time to SLAM

    I have the Intex A Cartridge type. I removed the filter this morning, cleaned it out and replaced it. I have heard good things about the Unicel filters. I am planning on upgrading to them once my stock of Intex filters is gone.
    6423 AG Intex 18 x 48 Intex 2100 GPH Sand Filter Pool Pump TF100 test kit

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •