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    Noob done slaming now what?

    After about approximately a week and half of slaming, patience. and what felt like scrubbing the plaster off due to some black algae spots, I passed OCLT this morning!!. Pretty stoked about that!! I recently took over the pool from the pool company and I got through the slam process without asking any questions just from the wealth of info I was able to read from here. This place is awesome.
    I ran all the other tests this morning and am in the process of letting my FC fall into range. I currently have my SWG off while this happens and I plan on testing this evening to see where I'm at. I understand I should keep the FC on the high end of level recommendation, witch I will then turn on the SWG. I also know that PH isn't accurate until FC is 10 or below but with that being said what other do I need to do. My CYA is a little low but I'm not sure if I should add some stabilizer know or wait till FC gets in check. Any thoughts or advice would be much appreciated. I guess just trying to figure out where to go from here.

    PH- 7.7 which I know isn't accurate right now
    FC- 23
    CC- 0
    TC- 23
    CH- 325
    TA- 70
    CYA-50
    Salt- 3600
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    Re: Noob done slaming now what?

    Nice work

    Your water is in good shape. I think you can go ahead and get the CYA dissolving at this point. No really rain not too since it will affect dialing in your SWG.
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    Re: Noob done slaming now what?

    oops...a post was moved by Jason but my reply didn't follow it, and therefore made no sense here.
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    Re: Noob done slaming now what?

    Thanks jblizzle! I'm having a blast doing all this stuff, this site makes feel like a little kid with his first chemistry set! Learning a lot. I gave my neighbor the TFP business card that came in my test kit. Hopefully I convinced him enough about this site, the simplicity of the concept once you learn pool school, how everyone is so helpful here, and how bad the pool store is hosing him and he still as algae problems after a good month.

    Pool calculator says 2lbs of CYA to bring up to 70. Should I do the whole 2lbs or do just do a lb first?
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    Re: Noob done slaming now what?

    haha no worries tado921, I kind of figured.
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    Re: Noob done slaming now what?

    Should I do the whole 2lbs or do just do a lb first?
    Its kind of up to what you're comfortable with, but if you are confident that your gallons are correct there isn't any issue going all in.

    Here's a thought about your neighbor: challenge him to a contest, see who spends less on their pool to achieve the same results of clear, clean, safe water.
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    Re: Noob done slaming now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Caspian View Post
    Pool calculator says 2lbs of CYA to bring up to 70. Should I do the whole 2lbs or do just do a lb first?
    I would do half the recommended, so1 lb and retest CYA in 1 week. I would then update your current cya in pool math to the level you expect 1 lb to give you. CYA test accuracy is only +/- 15ppm
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    Re: Noob done slaming now what?

    For pool math I've been using the gallons that my swg is programmed for which is 12k, my math has me figuring it out to be 11651. What number should I be using? Or is that a small enough difference it doesn't matter?
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    Re: Noob done slaming now what?

    I would just use 12k and see if over time you are hitting your targets
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    Re: Noob done slaming now what?

    Sounds great thanks guys.
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