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    TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    I decided to start a new thread with TF 100 results and my SLAM process.


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    04/18/2015 @ 7:30am
    Water temp: 60
    FC: .5
    CC: 3
    PH: 7.2
    TA: 90
    CH: forgot to do..oops
    CYA: 40

    Salt: 3100

    At 8:48 am dumped 121oz 8.25% in pool
    Will test again in a few hours.
    Do I just test FC and CC?


    A pic of my pool. You can barely make out the 3rd ladder step.

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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    Yes, only test FC and CC while slamming.

    Did you use pool math to figure out how much bleach to add to get to SLAM FC level of 16?
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

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    Yes, only test FC and CC while slamming.

    Did you use pool math to figure out how much bleach to add to get to SLAM FC level of 16?
    Thanks. My CYA reading was probably closer to 50 so I went ahead and did it for a FC shock of 20. Should I re test my CYA to make sure?
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    Hi Azgirl,
    Nah.. if you want to be on the safe side, consider it 50. Looks good. Better safe than sorry.. .if it acutally is 40, then the bit of extra chlorine will help a bit. Keep on top of the SLAM and test every couple ours and top off the chlorine. The more you stay on top of it... especially early in the SLAM, the quicker you will knock it out
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    Thank you so much Dave.
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    You're welcome Azgirl.

    Keep us informed on how its going.

    As a note,... if you write down the time, and what your FC is every time you test, and how much bleach you add, then after a few times, you will see a trend start to happen, and sorta start to see how things are improving.
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    Thanks for making a new thread Lisa.

    Stick with Dave and he'll get you fixed up on this.
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    Latest readings

    4/18/2015 @11:20am
    Water temp: 62
    FC: 4.5
    CC: 1
    PH: 7.2 Did not test
    TA: 90. Did not test
    CH: forgot to do..oops
    CYA: 40. Did not test

    Dumped 80ozs of 8.25% @ 11:30 am

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    Thanks for making a new thread Lisa.

    Stick with Dave and he'll get you fixed up on this.
    No problem figured it would be easier to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    You're welcome Azgirl.

    Keep us informed on how its going.

    As a note,... if you write down the time, and what your FC is every time you test, and how much bleach you add, then after a few times, you will see a trend start to happen, and sorta start to see how things are improving.
    Just posted new readings
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    I was just complimenting Dave, and emphasizing that you that you had good help with him is all I meant.

    From here, no reason to run anything except the FC/CC tests until you get the SLAM done. The pH is invalid most of the time and the others don't have any bearing on the SLAM.
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    I did not test anything but FC and CC. I went back and noted that.
    I am honored to have Dave helping me as well as the others

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    I will test again around 1 pm or so. Only FC this time.
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    Excellent, I'm just going to hang back....

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    welp,
    sounds good so far, you lost a lot of chlorine on the first go. From approx 20 to 4.5 in a matter of only 4 hours. Lots of chlorine giving up the ghost pretty quick!

    If you have the time Azgirl,
    I would suggest testing every 2 hours until you see a slow down in chlorine consumption. The more often you can test and keep the FC at SLAM level, the better. Once the FC gets a couple of ppm below the slam level, its effectiveness slows down drastically.
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    welp,
    sounds good so far, you lost a lot of chlorine on the first go. From approx 20 to 4.5 in a matter of only 4 hours. Lots of chlorine giving up the ghost pretty quick!

    If you have the time Azgirl,
    I would suggest testing every 2 hours until you see a slow down in chlorine consumption. The more often you can test and keep the FC at SLAM level, the better. Once the FC gets a couple of ppm below the slam level, its effectiveness slows down drastically.
    Thanks Dave. I am getting ready to test again. It had been close to 2 hours. I am just waiting for some pool water to get to room temp as I read if the water is too cold it may register lower CYA. 2 days ago my CYA per pool store was 60. The water was a little warmer around 72. Should I just for go testing CYA with room temp water and bump us my shock level a bit?
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    I wouldnt worry about testing CYA again unless you arent comfy with using 50. Teh cold water deal is true but only to some certain degree. If you water temp is above 70, then you dont need to let it get any warmer. It will test fine.

    When testing CYA, stand outside in the natural light, with your back to the sun. Hold the tube a waist level and put the solution in.
    You can use the same sample to test several times, just pour it from teh tube to back in the bottle and repeat until you are comfortable that the level is good.

    When it comes down to it, the CYA test is really the scientific of them all because light and temp also play a part in the result.
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    I wouldnt worry about testing CYA again unless you arent comfy with using 50. Teh cold water deal is true but only to some certain degree. If you water temp is above 70, then you dont need to let it get any warmer. It will test fine.

    When testing CYA, stand outside in the natural light, with your back to the sun. Hold the tube a waist level and put the solution in.
    You can use the same sample to test several times, just pour it from teh tube to back in the bottle and repeat until you are comfortable that the level is good.

    When it comes down to it, the CYA test is really the scientific of them all because light and temp also play a part in the result.
    4/18/2015 @ 1:30pm
    FC: 1
    Dumped 124 ozs of 8.25% for Shock of 20
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    Just brushed it a bunch and there is all sorts of nasties floating in my water now...lol
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    LOL! yeah!

    Yuk!

    Quote Originally Posted by Azgirl71 View Post
    Just brushed it a bunch and there is all sorts of nasties floating in my water now...lol
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    Yes yuck! Now my water is a bit grayish after brushing. I took the net across the the top to get any floating I could. Will probably have to put my skimmer back over the wall.
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    Yeah,
    you need to be skimming 24/7 till the water is crystal clear.
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    Re: TF-100 readings and my SLAM process

    I suppose I will hook it back up then I unhooked it the other day because it would not stay in place.
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