Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Modified SLAM due to heavy travel schedule

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    North East Ohio
    Posts
    953

    Modified SLAM due to heavy travel schedule

    Ok, so I will start by saying I know this is WRONG but I have no choice.

    Due to my travel I am never home more than 2 days in a row.

    I CHART by chems religiously and use the Stenner to keep my pool perfect.

    UNTIL THIS YEAR - opened pool in cold, SLAMed it - perfectly clear and passed OCLT on second night....then been maintaining ever since.

    HOWEVER, when I finally had a chance to breath - I've noticed I have been using MORE CHLORINE than normal and my levels have been spikey. I never fell below 3 FC for my CYA of 40, but I have higher than normal Chlorine demand. I thought I might have had bad bleach, etc...so tried switching that out. But to no avail....

    Also, normally our pool is HEAVILY used....just for fun I'll note this.

    Well, I come home from my trip yesterday and pool was not used all week due to wife taking son to visit her mom, etc. GUESS WHAT...pool is crystal clear as always - but I can see a tinge of green on a few of the steps and a walls. Nothing heavy, but nevertheless I need to SLAM.

    NOW - after all that my question. (sorry - figured this background might help)

    Water Last Night (didn't have spare bleach to start SLAM)

    FC - 7
    CC - .5
    CYA - 40
    pH - 7.6

    This Morning

    FC 4.5
    CC - 0
    CYA - 40 of course
    pH 7.6

    However - I am only home for TODAY - then I leave at 5 PM, back on Sunday - home Sunday night, then leave Tuesday, etc...you get the story.

    Is doing a modified SLAM even worth it, or should I just try to maintain to prevent all out outbreak and then take a vacation to try and be home for 3-4-5 days to do SLAM the right way.

    Modified SLAM meaning take up to 16 FC today....then let stenner inject heavy dose (will have to guess) - come back Sunday raise to 16, Monday keep at 16 then see if I pass OCLT on Monday night...or is that a waste and if I can't do it the right way I am just burning through Bleach for no reason.

    Any more questions just ask and sorry if this is long winded...just trying to give all the facts.
    14,750 GAL IG Fiberglass (16 x 33) NE Ohio || Jandy 1HP 2 speed Pump || Waterco MultiCyclone 16 Centrifugal pre-filter (removed due to not working with sand filter) || 30" 575 Lb. Sand Filter || AquaCal 140K BTU Heat Pump || Solar Cover || Inter-fab Adrenaline Slide || GLI Monsoon Solar Cover Reel || K-2006C Test Kit || BBB with Liquid Chlorine Stenner Injection || Rayner Mighty Mesh Winter Cover

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Casey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    SW PA
    Posts
    10,157

    Re: Modified SLAM due to heavy travel schedule

    Is there any way your wife can help you on this?
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    North East Ohio
    Posts
    953

    Re: Modified SLAM due to heavy travel schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    Is there any way your wife can help you on this?
    Well that is part of the problem...without going into personal details...she refuses. I also live in the country, so no real neighbors close by that can help. So I am on my own with my Stenner and TFP as my only friend
    14,750 GAL IG Fiberglass (16 x 33) NE Ohio || Jandy 1HP 2 speed Pump || Waterco MultiCyclone 16 Centrifugal pre-filter (removed due to not working with sand filter) || 30" 575 Lb. Sand Filter || AquaCal 140K BTU Heat Pump || Solar Cover || Inter-fab Adrenaline Slide || GLI Monsoon Solar Cover Reel || K-2006C Test Kit || BBB with Liquid Chlorine Stenner Injection || Rayner Mighty Mesh Winter Cover

  4. Back To Top    #4
    techguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Antelope, CA
    Posts
    2,687

    Re: Modified SLAM due to heavy travel schedule

    I guess I would set the sterner to provide a higher level of FC for a couple days and do as much SLAM as you can today. Your travel slam may take longer but I would guess you could finish it when you get home.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Casey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    SW PA
    Posts
    10,157

    Re: Modified SLAM due to heavy travel schedule

    I understand completely. My hubby refuses to do anything with the pool but he loves to swim in it. lol Can't have it all... lol
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    North East Ohio
    Posts
    953

    Re: Modified SLAM due to heavy travel schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by techguy View Post
    I guess I would set the sterner to provide a higher level of FC for a couple days and do as much SLAM as you can today. Your travel slam may take longer but I would guess you could finish it when you get home.
    Ok, I will bring it up to 16 today...monitor...try to see if I can figure out loss...then increase Stenner run times to try and maintain a high level of Chlorine...worse case is that I will have a super high chlorine level.
    14,750 GAL IG Fiberglass (16 x 33) NE Ohio || Jandy 1HP 2 speed Pump || Waterco MultiCyclone 16 Centrifugal pre-filter (removed due to not working with sand filter) || 30" 575 Lb. Sand Filter || AquaCal 140K BTU Heat Pump || Solar Cover || Inter-fab Adrenaline Slide || GLI Monsoon Solar Cover Reel || K-2006C Test Kit || BBB with Liquid Chlorine Stenner Injection || Rayner Mighty Mesh Winter Cover

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    North East Ohio
    Posts
    953

    Re: Modified SLAM due to heavy travel schedule

    Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - I just figured out what is going on.

    I MUST HAVE AMMONIA - now the puzzle is clear.

    TONS of snow/ice/rain over the winter, plus super deep freeze. I drained water out multiple times to combat overflow.

    Started the zero with near 0 CYA - ended last year with 40

    But since I passed SLAM test and Pool was Clear I never gave it a second though...brought CYA back up to 40 and wondered where all my Chlorine is going.

    I know how to solve, but with my travel schedule...oh boy.

    I went to a local fish store and they had no ammonia test, so I will keep looking. Meanwhile any other tips, just yell!
    14,750 GAL IG Fiberglass (16 x 33) NE Ohio || Jandy 1HP 2 speed Pump || Waterco MultiCyclone 16 Centrifugal pre-filter (removed due to not working with sand filter) || 30" 575 Lb. Sand Filter || AquaCal 140K BTU Heat Pump || Solar Cover || Inter-fab Adrenaline Slide || GLI Monsoon Solar Cover Reel || K-2006C Test Kit || BBB with Liquid Chlorine Stenner Injection || Rayner Mighty Mesh Winter Cover

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Re: Modified SLAM due to heavy travel schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by toofast View Post
    I went to a local fish store and they had no ammonia test, so I will keep looking. Meanwhile any other tips, just yell!
    PetSmart and PetCo carry ammonia tests. My local PetSmart has a whole range of drop based color matching tests. Around the same time, I discovered that people on fish forums don't really trust test strips either.
    20,000 gal in-ground plaster pool with sand filter. Replastered recently. Mostly adding bleach and acid. CYA was high when I took over.

  9. Back To Top    #9

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    1,079

    Re: Modified SLAM due to heavy travel schedule

    The beauty of a stenner... at least it won't be green when you get home.
    TFP Moderator Chris V. ~16K Pool & Spa, 48NSF DE, IG Plaster Circa 2000, Intermatic PE653, Challenger pump with a 2 speed B2984, 20gal stenner chlorine injection, Houston, TX
    One cannot follow Islam and Christianity at the same time, nor can one follow pool store methods and TFP at the same time.
    Pool School -- Pool Math -- TF-Test Kit

  10. Back To Top    #10

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    North East Ohio
    Posts
    953

    Re: Modified SLAM due to heavy travel schedule

    As a follow up....is it possible to have crystal clear water that is full of ammonia ?
    14,750 GAL IG Fiberglass (16 x 33) NE Ohio || Jandy 1HP 2 speed Pump || Waterco MultiCyclone 16 Centrifugal pre-filter (removed due to not working with sand filter) || 30" 575 Lb. Sand Filter || AquaCal 140K BTU Heat Pump || Solar Cover || Inter-fab Adrenaline Slide || GLI Monsoon Solar Cover Reel || K-2006C Test Kit || BBB with Liquid Chlorine Stenner Injection || Rayner Mighty Mesh Winter Cover

Posting Permissions

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