I originally started a Thread in Test Kits/ LaMotte & started a new thread here... this is SLAM TIME! (I know you only lose algae around here - but I hope this thread here is correct) I will learn grasshopper - keep teaching please & tell me to stay here or go back?
PreSlam test on 7/11 3pm
Water Temp 93 (yes we are in AZ!) Using LaMotte Color Q7
Since Friday 7/11 3pm Using TFP FAS-DPD kit (waiting on T100 XL test kit- shipment on it's way)
Today still every 2hours (or less) testing it's a struggle to keep FC up to my 20 shock level = seems like FC has big drop in its level from test to test times - still even after yesterdays adds of bleach. I'm using PoolMath & add exactly what it says to get up to 20shock level - I'd have to count the jugs to tell you how many 121oz I've gone thru but I'm at 30or more now 48 hours into SLAM.
Yesterdays last two readings:
back washed cartridge filters
It's been very sunny today & hot! Water temp 90 now. Rain moving through w/monsoon storm as we speak.
Prior to slam my pool was mostly clear - hardly cloudy - Nobody but me could tell (just not sparkly). Noticed the FC dropping & got to the forum for advice & about my LaMotte test kit accuracy... TFP Said I was in the start of an algae bloom. Ordered the kits & a TFP Tucson member (THANKS GILROC) came to my rescue with 1/2 of his kit Fas-dpd kit!!! LET THE SLAM BEGIN.
SLAMMING IS A PROCESS - we get that...
Are we on the right path?
Could we be doing anything else or anything wrong?
We are scrubbing pool 2 times a day. after am test & add bleach, scrub. PM test, add bleach scrub.
Our pump has been running 24/7 (1/2 day on high)
should it be high vs. low the entire time???
the pressure didn't change after cleaning cartridge filters; high is 22, low is 12psi
We run the spa jets (attached spa) & slide too 5 min after every test time - as both them cannot be run at the same time on the same pump as the pool.
Today the pool does look sparkly - but of course we didn't pass the OCLT this a.m. or the drop of ppm...
What are we missing or doing wrong here?