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    well here we go.....

    So went out of town for 4 days. Everything was good when we left...and I added a pick floater with 4 Leslie pool supplies tablets to keep everything good. Had someone who was supposed to come by and turn the pump on each day...they say they did but I have my doubts! Here is what I came home too!
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    Re: well here we go.....

    Here are my current numbers.

    FC 2
    CH 200
    Ph. 7.5
    TA 60
    CYA 25/30 -ish

    I had to put in an amazing amount of bleach to get it up to 6.5! Way more than pool math told me I needed.

    And yes I'm still adding to bring it up to shock level.

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    You need to SLAM that green pool!

    Follow the SLAM process and raise FC to 12 and keep hammering it! http://www.troublefreepool.com/content/119-how-to
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    I am so frustrated I have put absorbent amount of bleach in my pool tonight. I used 5 gallons of Clorox concentrated 8.25% and then I used 7 gallons of 6.25% bleach that was an off-brand bleach. Even with all of that bleach I still only got the FC up to 10.5! That seems insane to me. And now I am out of bleach until tomorrow.
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    Time to invest in a timer!
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    Re: well here we go.....

    Quote Originally Posted by starsfan33 View Post
    I am so frustrated I have put absorbent amount of bleach in my pool tonight. I used 5 gallons of Clorox concentrated 8.25% and then I used 7 gallons of 6.25% bleach that was an off-brand bleach. Even with all of that bleach I still only got the FC up to 10.5! That seems insane to me. And now I am out of bleach until tomorrow.
    Next time about 30 minutes after adding chlorine, test and report FC and CC for us.

    Is the filter clean?

    What gallons are you using for PoolMath?
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    I will post my next readings. This morning before I left for work...I only checked the FC and it went from 10.5 down to 2.5 over night!!! I put 5 gallons of bleach in before I left for work. I am stopping and loading up on bleach on my way home today.

    On a positive note...the water appears to be getting blue-ish again!

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    Whew! PROGRESS!

    I am having trouble keeping my chlorine level up over 12 because I'm not able to stay home with it. I came home today and it was sitting at 6 now I have it back up. Even with the ups and downs I am seeing progress. I can actually stand at the edge of the pool down and see the liner print vaguely through the cloud. Cloudy blue is much better than a dark green! Slowly but surely we are getting there.

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    Looks better!

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    Was FINALY having some success keeping at shock level...now a storm moved in!!! Grrr
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    The rain shouldn't make that much of a difference. Keep on it!
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    Ok...so I am trying to stay positive and keep working on my situation...but I am becoming discouraged because of my difficulties in getting to and staying at shock level.

    With that I am hoping for some insight on a couple of questions...

    1) could there be any reason you can think of that it takes WAY more bleach then POOL MATH tells me I need to get the desired increase in my FC? For example...if POOL MATH tells me I need 2.5 gallons to get to 13....and I put in 6 gallons and am only getting to 10.5.......does that make sense under ANY circumstances???

    2) if the pool falls below shock level for a period of time...does it reset the whole process???

    While I am seeing progress, I know that I am not keeping my FC steadily over 12FC as when I check it dips as low as 5.5 this morning....10 last night.....the consistent FC level isn't being maintained because its dropping faster then I can attend to it. But.....I AM keeping bleach in the pool!

    seems as though after the rain...my pool looks like it has had a set back in appearance. im not giving up...but I am perplexed why I am putting in over triple the amount of bleach that POOL MATH tells me I need to in order to raise the FC. what could be going on that I am missing?
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    Just come home from work and here are my numbers. Lost all my fc while working today!!!

    Fc. 2.5
    Cc. 1.5
    Tc. 4
    Ch. 175
    Ta. 70
    Cya 25

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    well here we go.....

    What are you using for your water volume ?
    Get your FC level up to 12 and retest in 30 min and post back the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk View Post
    What are you using for your water volume ?
    17,100 gallons.

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    I did take out the filter and clean it today. It was pretty bad.
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    Ok. That's good.
    Get your FC level back up to 12 and retest in 30 min and post the result back.
    When was the last time you added bleach and how much sun did your pool receive today ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk View Post
    Ok. That's good.
    Get your FC level back up to 12 and retest in 30 min and post the result back.
    When was the last time you added bleach and how much sun did your pool receive today ?
    I am about to add more bleach. Currently at 2.5 According to pool math 3 gallons will get me to 13. We will see!!!
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    Confirm it got to 13 then retest in 30 min. I'm just curious to see how much you lose in 30 min's. 😎
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    Re: well here we go.....

    the algae can kill off the bleach almost as fast as you put it in the pool... having to dose very very often is not only normal, its expected... just keep adding and at some point it will start sticking around
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    Re: well here we go.....

    Now at 13. Will retest in a half hour.

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    In the past when I would start having an outbreak...my walls and bottom would get slimy. That is not the case this time. The walls and bottom feel normal...just the ugly green water! Although it's not green anymore.... Just still cloudy.
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