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    New to Slaming

    See below my signature for pool info. My salt cell died in early spring and I tried using the pool store to help clear things up. After spending a fortune, I decided to change over to trouble free pool. I purchased the TF-100 testing kid and using it now.
    These were the test results on Thursday, July 10th when I started slamming.
    FC = 10.5 (Added shock the day before)
    CC = 1.5
    CH = 300
    TA = 190
    CYA = 80
    I showed my target FC to be 31.
    A couple days before this, my pool store told me to add 25 lbs of sodium bicarbinate.
    I started slamming on the 10th and the numbers are doing ok. I am keeping FC at 31 and my CC is sometimes 0.5 and sometimes 1. The sodium bicarbinate is still making the pool cloudy. It is not clearing up. Yesterday we took the steps out to really clean them better and hopefully that will help. I am using bleach 8.25%. Do I still just keep on slamming? When I sweep the pool I still see clouds of sodium bicarbinate. Any suggestions.
    Thanks in advance.
    Tyler, TX, 17,000 gallons, AG pool, vinyl, built 2007, Test Kit TF-100
    AquaView Sand filter model 0-1709-017
    Pump, Dynamo model DYNII-N1-1 1/2, Sand
    Was salt but cell is out. Now using bleach and troublefree pool.

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    Re: New to Slaming

    The cloudiness is probably dead bleached algae carcasses. Baking soda would have dissolved completely by now. CC will be all over the place during a SLAM, so don't worry about it until it looks like you're getting close to the end. Just keep maintaining the FC. Scrubbing the steps was a great idea. Two things: sand filters are the slowest to clear cloudiness, so that part is normal. You might speed it up by adding DE to your filter as mentioned in the SLAM article. But stick around afterwards, because it could load up really fast and need backwashing in a couple hours. It's the equivalent of setting a window screen on top a barbecue grill. You'll catch a lot more stuff. Second, anything you can do to improve circulation down low will help. Some people hook up the vacuum and set it on its side on the floor so you're drawing all the stuff that settles into the filter instead of just skimming the top couple inches.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: New to Slaming

    Hearing "carcasses" makes my skin crawl!!!! Thanks for your help. We will also work on the filter. I am determined!!
    Tyler, TX, 17,000 gallons, AG pool, vinyl, built 2007, Test Kit TF-100
    AquaView Sand filter model 0-1709-017
    Pump, Dynamo model DYNII-N1-1 1/2, Sand
    Was salt but cell is out. Now using bleach and troublefree pool.

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