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Thread: SLAMing with thunderstorms every day

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    SLAMing with thunderstorms every day

    So, I need to SLAM my pool but the weather forecast says thunderstorms every day/night this week. Am I correct in assuming that I will never meet the SLAM requirements with nightly thunderstorms?

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    Re: SLAMing with thunderstorms every day

    It is possible to meet SLAM requirements with thunderstorms if you're willing to put in the effort to dose it even when the weather isn't cooperating.

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    Re: SLAMing with thunderstorms every day

    Am I correct in assuming that I will never meet the SLAM requirements with nightly thunderstorms?
    No, that isn't correct. Rainfall will have very little influence on your chemistry but not nearly what people think and it is easily managed with timely and good testing.
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    Re: SLAMing with thunderstorms every day

    If it is cloudy during the day, you'll lose less chlorine to the sun while SLAMing, so I'd say rain is good.
    20,000 gal in-ground plaster pool with sand filter. Replastered recently. Mostly adding bleach and acid. CYA was high when I took over.

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    Re: SLAMing with thunderstorms every day

    The only caveat is this: if you have an in ground pool, and heavy rains carry runoff into the pool, that could be a problem. Could you put your pool and equipment specs in your signature?
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