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    Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    I'm 13 days into turning swamp to pool. I can't pass the OCLT and the pool is just a touch cloudy in the deep end. Could I be missing something? I usually lose 1-2 ppm at night and 2-4 ppm during the day. I bet I've used 30 jugs of bleach.
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    Nope. 2-3 weeks is not unusual. Keep at it.
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    Thanks. I'm sorry I sound impatient. I'm just afraid of missing something. I don't mind the work, just want to be sure I'm doing it right.
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    If possible, aim one of your returns to the deep end. It should help stir up whatever sediment is causing the cloudiness so it will get filtered out. It will also send chlorinated water down there. Beneath ladder rungs and inside ladder uprights and behind lights are also popular places for algae to linger.
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    Did you get all the debris out?
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    Yes. We didn't have a ton but I have vacuumed at least four times.
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    These take a while sometimes. Can you show us a current pic?
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    It's very close to clear, but yes. I just need to find out how to do that. Haha
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    Rere, open an account with a photo hosting site such as Photobucket or Flickr. Upload pictures from your computer to that site. There will be links that you can link back to TFP.
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rere View Post
    It's very close to clear, but yes. I just need to find out how to do that. Haha
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    Thanks. I will try to post pics. It's very clear today. Failed OCLT again but we got at least an inch of rain. Could that impact?
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

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    I'm sorry that's huge. This was yesterday. Before all the rain.
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    Looking good! An inch of rain isn't going to change anything much.
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    I think you are just about there. While rain effects things much less than people think, I'd want to re do it without any possible interference.
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    I love your liner print!

    Keep going til you pass the OCLT.
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    Thanks. My son had surgery this week and I've let my slam slide. Ran out of bleach and have kept slam levels close but not good enough. I'm gonna get back at staying at slam levels tomorrow. Can't pass that darn OCLT.
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rere View Post
    Thanks. My son had surgery this week and I've let my slam slide. Ran out of bleach and have kept slam levels close but not good enough. I'm gonna get back at staying at slam levels tomorrow. Can't pass that darn OCLT.
    Well, I hope he is on the mend very soon. So hey, things happen, and that's obvioisly way more important than the pool. But don't worry, you're on the right track with that thinking, and it will come your way. Let us know if we can help.
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    Thanks, Patrick. He's feeling better daily. So let's talke "clear" in regards to the deep end (9 ft). It looks clear, just "thick." Hard to explain. Should I be able to see heads/tails of a quarter down there or just know its a quarter. This is our first full trouble free opening. And I can't remember how clear the pool looked last year. (Our first summer ever w pool)
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    That's fine, you're doing great. When you can't imagine it being more clear in the bright daylight, then you're done.

    Glad he's feeling better, great to hear.
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    Re: Day 13 of SLAM. Am I missing something?

    Nice description. I can certainly imagine it more clear. On the good news side, the pool has warmed up so much! Temps will be nice for kids to swim when it's ready!
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