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    What to do?

    Hey all,

    I had the pool looking great. I'm hosting a party Saturday. I just noticed a patch of something on the deep end. I brushed it and it gone.

    My readings were

    CYA ~60
    FC 6
    CC 0

    I bumped the FC up to about 9. I'm afraid if I go all the way to shock level. The pool won't be usable for Saturday. The water is still crystal and I was encouraged that the CC was still 0.

    What do you think? Should it be ok?
    20K gal. IG. vinyl. 21" Hayward sand. 3/4 hp

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    Re: What to do?

    I would say do an OCLT tonight just to see. You can leave the FC where it is, just test it after the sun is off the pool and in the morning before it hits the pool. If you fail the OCLT you can just leave the FC a bit high up to and through your party, then SLAM after the party. If you pass then it may have just been dirt.
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    Re: What to do?

    Interesting post. I also had patches of "something" yesterday. It was an orange/green slime that I assume had to be algae. My CC was also 0. I brushed the walls and floor and raised my FC to shock level last night just to be on the safe side.

    I think you will be fine raising yours up to shock level. The FC will drop enough for people to swim Saturday. Anything below shock level is safe for swimming.

    Enjoy your party!
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    Re: What to do?

    Jeff
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    Re: What to do?

    Right. I planned to do the OCLT tonight. I'm feeling a little better about it.
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    Re: What to do?

    You can swim up to shock level, and if you elevate FC tonight all the way, it will be well below by Saturday. To paraphrase that old saying a little: A jug in time saves nine.
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    Re: What to do?

    Ok. That's what I'll do. Thanks.
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    Re: What to do?

    The party was a raging success. One people will talk about for years. I'm not really bragging just stating the facts.

    Thanks, y'all
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    Re: What to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Irishterrier74
    The party was a raging success. One people will talk about for years. I'm not really bragging just stating the facts.

    Thanks, y'all
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    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: What to do?

    Ha! Not big on taking pictures. Never have been. If someone sends some I'll post em.
    20K gal. IG. vinyl. 21" Hayward sand. 3/4 hp

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