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    FC and swimming

    I am sure that this question has been asked before but with the holiday weekend in full swing I wanted to make sure as I am entertaining guests this afternoon
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    What are the safe levels of FC to swim? If not a safety issue....what would be okay for swimmer comfort without bleaching a suit.

    Test Results:

    FC 9.5
    pH 7.6
    CC 0
    Alk 130
    CYA 60
    12,000 gal Octagon vinyl in-ground pool. Hayward S220 sand filter 3/4 hp pump, heat pump heater

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    Re: FC and swimming

    Generally, anything above the minimum and under SLAM level. With CYA of 60, that is between 5 & 24.
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    FC and swimming

    Everything there looks good. Get wet !
    You can swim in FC levels up to SLAM level as long as you can see the bottom of the pool. SLAM level for your CYA level of 60 is 24. 😎
    Jeff
    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: FC and swimming

    Thanks for the responses folks! Kids are anxiously waiting for the "go, no go"
    12,000 gal Octagon vinyl in-ground pool. Hayward S220 sand filter 3/4 hp pump, heat pump heater

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    Re: FC and swimming

    Jumped on in the pool. Everything seems fine except the slimy feeling of the water on my skin. Could it be the sunscreen, high TA? any thoughts?
    12,000 gal Octagon vinyl in-ground pool. Hayward S220 sand filter 3/4 hp pump, heat pump heater

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    Re: FC and swimming

    Could be the sunscreen. Nothing in your test results points to anything. I have never heard of high TA causing a slimy feeling on the skin. 😎
    Jeff
    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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