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    Just opened the pool today. Not bad.

    Today was finally the day, it was time to open the pool. It's a little cloudy, but nothing some bleach won't take care of. First test results were pretty good:
    FC:0
    CC:0
    pH:7.4 (Surprised it was so high)
    TA:60
    CH:20
    CYA:20
    Stated the SLAM with 4 bottles of 8.25% from Aldi, got FC up to 13. I'll start hourly checks tomorrow. Also going to buy a bottle of CYA and some baking soda and Borax. Just need to buy a cheap solar cover. Don't know if I'll get it from ebay, or Amazon, or somewhere else. I have some pictures of the pool, just need to get them posted from my phone.
    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.

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    Re: Just opened the pool today. Not bad.

    Let's try attaching pictures with my phone...

    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.

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    Re: Just opened the pool today. Not bad.

    Here's day 2, after a good vacuuming. I ordered a 24' 12 mil blue solar cover today on ebay.

    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.

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    Re: Just opened the pool today. Not bad.

    "Not bad." Indeed!
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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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