Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Algae after SLAM?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Boerne, Texas
    Posts
    19

    Unhappy Algae after SLAM?

    Hello,


    Originally we had a big algae bloom and the pool store had us put in 6 gallons of their liquid shock into the pool. It did get rid of the visible algae but every morning we have what I think is dead algae. We have a high CYA of approx 110? (can't measure it over 100 with my new kit) Due to a drought, I can't drain my water until we get a good rain to fill my catchment system.

    Since then we have switched to the BBB method. Needless to say, I'm adding a bottle of chlorine almost daily due to the CYA? I've been trying to keep it at 7-8 range. My question is…did I really get rid of the algae or just knock it back? Should I still be seeing algae at the bottom of the pool everyday? If not, should I slam it again? I have no idea how much bleach I would need to get it up to a FC level of 39!

    Frustrated
    Pool size = 16,000 gal, IG Fiberglass, 2 speed hayward pump with cartridge filter

  2. Back To Top    #2
    northrn's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    532

    Re: Algae after SLAM?

    Hi Frustrated Texgal,

    No, unfortunately, unless you completed a SLAM process, you did not get it all the way gone. Check out the button at the top - Pool School - and there's tons of information on SLAMming. Good luck to you!

    Welcome
    27' AG 18K Gallons ~ Cartridge Filter ~ Pentair 1.5 HP Pump

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Algae after SLAM?

    As northrn said, you did not likely get rid of the algae and I am guessing you are letting the FC get too low anyway and allowing it to grow again.

    You did not SLAM it correctly the first time, so you can not "slam it again"

    What test kit are you using?
    If you can, do the dilution test described here: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...l=1#post203524
    Then you will better know what your CYA level is which will tell you what your shock FC level is and what your minimum FC level will be after you finish the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process.

    You will need to start to use PoolMath to calculate the dosages for you.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Boerne, Texas
    Posts
    19

    Re: Algae after SLAM?

    Jason, thank you for the information. I "thought" I had slammed it - We put in 6 gallons of liquid shock from the pool store and if I go to pool math, and put the goal for FC at "39" it recommends 5 gallons and 3 quarts of bleach.
    The test I'm using is the TF-100 and the K-1000. Do you suggest a different test kit?
    My last test numbers were:
    FC 7
    CC .5
    PH 8.2 (the prior test was 7.2 I was trying to trying to lower TA-but both are back up again)
    TA 160
    CYA 110
    As you can see, it's a mess.
    Tomorrow, I will try the dilution test for the CYA, (although adding tap water is kind of confusing)
    Pool math originally said to replace 75% of our water. We did lower it some, but not 75%, now it says to replace 55%, ugh. We won't have enough water left if we do that, we need rain, a lot of rain

    - - - Updated - - -

    Thank you for the quick reply!
    Pool size = 16,000 gal, IG Fiberglass, 2 speed hayward pump with cartridge filter

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Algae after SLAM?

    You are missing the MAINTAIN portion of the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process. This is not a 1 time chlorine addition. Read the process again.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •