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    SLAM completed-what now?

    As expected, I returned from vacation to find a yucky pool. I tell you what, I was ---><--- this close to calling the pool guys in, and I'm so glad I didn't!

    So long story short, I've been SLAMming this week and i feel like I'm good. OCLT passed, CC is 0, and the water looks amazing. I vacuumed it daily and have back washed the filter plenty.

    My question is this, how long does the SLAM level need to be maintained? Do I just let my FC drift back down? Should I add any chlorine in the process? I don't want to NOT add any, but I don't want to keep it super high forever either. I guess I am not sure what level to aim for.
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    Re: SLAM completed-what now?

    Looks like you're golden. Just let it drift back down between the minimum and target level for whatever your cya level is. There is a chlorine/cya chart in pool school.
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    Re: SLAM completed-what now?

    +1, just test daily and wait until it comes down to where you need to start adding again.
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