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    New to pool ownership - battling cloudy water

    After a few days of rain my pool turned green a couple of weeks ago. I used the SLAM method to bring the FC level up to the recommended 20 and held it there for a couple of days last week. After a week my water is still cloudy and it's got a greenish tint to it.

    Here are my levels after testing this morning:
    FC=2
    CC=0
    TC=2
    CA=100
    TA=90
    CYA=60
    ph=7.5

    Do I need to SLAM it again to clear everything up?
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    Re: New to pool ownership - battling cloudy water

    Welcome to TFP!

    It sounds like you never finished the SLAM process. SLAMing is not complete until the water is clear.

    Also, even if the water was clear, your FC level is too low. With CYA around 60 you want to keep FC between 5 and 9 and never below 5.
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    Re: New to pool ownership - battling cloudy water

    Thanks JasonLion! I'll get back at it. I think I battle poor pool circulation because my low end skimmer line is shot. Would cost $2k to rip up the cool deck, repair the line and repour cement on top. Have to rely on deep end skimmer and main drain.
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