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    My SLAM Journey

    I thought I would record my journey on here. To prove to myself, and any newcomers, that it was and is possible. I will try to provide pictures daily if I can along with my chemical usage and readings. For a little background, property was purchase end of April 2014. Pool was black. Hired pool company to "fix" for me, $1000 later, no fix. New internal parts all around in filter and new pump in 2013. Pool went from black, to clear enough to see the bottom of the shallow end, to murky and NOW back to black, algae ridden cess pool. TF 100 Test Kit.

    And so begins my journey:

    6/18 @ 7:00 PM - Welcome back to the cess pool
    PH: 8.2+ - Off the chart
    TA: NA
    CYA: 0-20 - No change
    CH: 320
    FC: 0
    3 gallons bleach @ 8:30 PM

    6/19 @ 7:00 AM - No Color Change
    FC: 0
    3 gallons bleach @ 9:00 AM
    Lynzizzle

    IG, 25k gal (est.), concrete free form, Hayward S-244T 300lb sand filter,
    well water, Pump: AO Smith 3/4 hp, VSpd: Unknown, Pool Age: Unknown
    Welcome to our OOL. Notice there's no "P" in it?

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    Re: My SLAM Journey

    Tested tonight at 9pm
    FC 1
    CC 3

    Added 2.5 gallons 12% chlorine and retested an hour later.
    FC 10
    CC 3
    Lynzizzle

    IG, 25k gal (est.), concrete free form, Hayward S-244T 300lb sand filter,
    well water, Pump: AO Smith 3/4 hp, VSpd: Unknown, Pool Age: Unknown
    Welcome to our OOL. Notice there's no "P" in it?

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    Re: My SLAM Journey

    Lynzizzle

    IG, 25k gal (est.), concrete free form, Hayward S-244T 300lb sand filter,
    well water, Pump: AO Smith 3/4 hp, VSpd: Unknown, Pool Age: Unknown
    Welcome to our OOL. Notice there's no "P" in it?

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    My SLAM Journey

    Was out of town for most of today, and wasn't able to raise the chlorine that often.

    Tests as of 8pm
    FC 0

    Added 2.5 gallons of chlorine
    Added 6.5 pounds of CYA via the sock method
    Lynzizzle

    IG, 25k gal (est.), concrete free form, Hayward S-244T 300lb sand filter,
    well water, Pump: AO Smith 3/4 hp, VSpd: Unknown, Pool Age: Unknown
    Welcome to our OOL. Notice there's no "P" in it?

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    Today's Results at 9am

    Ph: 7.5
    Ta: 320
    Cya: 20 no change
    Ch: 300
    Fc: 5
    TC: 7

    Added 2 gallons 12%
    Lynzizzle

    IG, 25k gal (est.), concrete free form, Hayward S-244T 300lb sand filter,
    well water, Pump: AO Smith 3/4 hp, VSpd: Unknown, Pool Age: Unknown
    Welcome to our OOL. Notice there's no "P" in it?

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    Re: My SLAM Journey

    1:45pm test

    Ph: 7.8
    Ta: 330 - up 10 since this morning
    Cya: still no change slightly cloudy tho
    Ch: 250
    FC: 9.5
    Cc: 1.5
    TC: 11
    Lynzizzle

    IG, 25k gal (est.), concrete free form, Hayward S-244T 300lb sand filter,
    well water, Pump: AO Smith 3/4 hp, VSpd: Unknown, Pool Age: Unknown
    Welcome to our OOL. Notice there's no "P" in it?

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    A little cloudy but I can see the shallow end and the rim all the way around the pool

    3:00 pm

    FC: 11
    CC: 2

    TC: 13 yay!
    Lynzizzle

    IG, 25k gal (est.), concrete free form, Hayward S-244T 300lb sand filter,
    well water, Pump: AO Smith 3/4 hp, VSpd: Unknown, Pool Age: Unknown
    Welcome to our OOL. Notice there's no "P" in it?

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    Re: My SLAM Journey

    Got home last night from dinner TC plummeted to 1 over a 3 hour span

    This mornings reading:

    TC: 5

    3 gallons of bleach in at 10:00
    Have funeral today so 3 more gallons in at 11:45, will test when husband gets home around 3 if all goes well at auto shop if not testing will happen when I get home this evening ...


    Lynzizzle

    IG, 25k gal (est.), concrete free form, Hayward S-244T 300lb sand filter,
    well water, Pump: AO Smith 3/4 hp, VSpd: Unknown, Pool Age: Unknown
    Welcome to our OOL. Notice there's no "P" in it?

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    Looks like you are getting the hang of it!
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    Re: My SLAM Journey

    Vaccum, vaccum, and vaccum. Try and keep all the organics out of the bottom of you pool. The frees the chlorine up to work on the water, not the goop in the bottom of your pool.
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    Re: My SLAM Journey

    I can't see the bottom of the deep end yet


    Lynzizzle

    IG, 25k gal (est.), concrete free form, Hayward S-244T 300lb sand filter,
    well water, Pump: AO Smith 3/4 hp, VSpd: Unknown, Pool Age: Unknown
    Welcome to our OOL. Notice there's no "P" in it?

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    Re: My SLAM Journey

    This evenings reading @ 8:15 pm
    TC: 15 FC: 14 CC: holding at 1 ... No chlorine added since 1145 this morning ... Today's pool pix:



    Lynzizzle

    IG, 25k gal (est.), concrete free form, Hayward S-244T 300lb sand filter,
    well water, Pump: AO Smith 3/4 hp, VSpd: Unknown, Pool Age: Unknown
    Welcome to our OOL. Notice there's no "P" in it?

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    Re: My SLAM Journey

    I'm starting to see blue!!! Looking much better. Keep at it....and even though you hate it, brush and vacuum often. Even though it kicks up all the garbage, it helps in the long run.

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    Re: My SLAM Journey

    Quote Originally Posted by lynzizzle View Post
    I can't see the bottom of the deep end yet


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    Brush and/or vaccuum anyway!
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    You are making such progress! Keep at it!!!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: My SLAM Journey

    6/23 @ 6:15 a.m.

    PH: 7.5 YES! - Down from 7.8
    TA: 360 - Continuously rising
    CYA: 50 YES! - Up from not registering at all (20)
    CH: 250
    FC: 14.5 - Holding steady - up .5
    CC: .5 - Down .5
    TC: 15

    No chemicals added this morning
    Lynzizzle

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    well water, Pump: AO Smith 3/4 hp, VSpd: Unknown, Pool Age: Unknown
    Welcome to our OOL. Notice there's no "P" in it?

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    Re: My SLAM Journey

    What does the water look like? Is it clearing at all??

    With your CYA now showing up, let's bump your Shock Level up some. Go ahead and start aiming for a 20ppm FC level.

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    Re: My SLAM Journey

    Dang it I'm not home ! I will tonight when I get home from work. Water is a little murky still bc I stirred everything up last night. But all in all still looks like it did yesterday. We could see into the deep about about 4 feet down. I couldn't take pix this morning as it wasn't quite daylight enough.
    Lynzizzle

    IG, 25k gal (est.), concrete free form, Hayward S-244T 300lb sand filter,
    well water, Pump: AO Smith 3/4 hp, VSpd: Unknown, Pool Age: Unknown
    Welcome to our OOL. Notice there's no "P" in it?

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    Side note: Do I need to keep adding CYA to keep the levels up or once I put the 6 lbs in am I good for a while? It's pretty much all dissolved.
    Lynzizzle

    IG, 25k gal (est.), concrete free form, Hayward S-244T 300lb sand filter,
    well water, Pump: AO Smith 3/4 hp, VSpd: Unknown, Pool Age: Unknown
    Welcome to our OOL. Notice there's no "P" in it?

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