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    Swamp conversion ... now safe?

    Post split by moderator from HERE. Please start your own thread with your own questions. Thanks, jblizzle

    Don't want to distract too much from the original conversation, but this is the closest thread I've found for this. So pool was recently pretty much a pond. It was the worst shade of green and filled with a crazy amount of debris and leaves. After a lot of work, it now seems like I'm almost ready to go...visually looks good,clear etc and balanced. BUT, the pool literally went nearly 2 years without any attention...like zero . Is there any additional precautions I should take or do I need to be concerned about what could still be "living" in the pool? (I live in north florida, so it's warm and not sure of I should be concerned about any bacteria, pathogens, amoeba naegleria fowleri etc.)
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    Re: Swamp conversion ... now safe?

    If you have completed the SLAM Process by passing the 3 criteria to stop and have since been maintaining adequate chlorine (as a function of your CYA level), then there is not likely anything living in the pool any more.
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    Re: Swamp conversion ... now safe?

    So I didn't get my FAS/DPD chlorine test until pretty late in the game. My pool is now close to 100% clear. Previous to that I was relying on my hardware store testing an my own Taylor DPD kit. So, I'm wondering if I should go ahead and properly shock or SLAM my pool at this point...for the sake of ensuring any lingering bacteria/pathogens
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    Re: Swamp conversion ... now safe?

    If you finished the SLAM process by passing all three criteria, the pool is clean.

    The only way to verify that there's nothing in the pool is to perform an OCLT. You should have done that already to decide whether or not to call the SLAM complete. If you passed, it's clean.
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    Re: Swamp conversion ... now safe?

    I would suggest at a minimum boosting the FC level to around 10ppm (at least) and then doing the OCLT. If you pass and the CC are not high, and the water is clear ... then you are good.
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    Re: Swamp conversion ... now safe?

    Okay. Will followup with that once the water is completely clear. Thanks
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