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    Angry Dumped 40% CYA still at 85, I'm slamming 3 days now

    Ph 7.8
    FC 16
    CC-0
    TC 0
    TA 80
    CALCIUM- TURNED PINK NOT RED??
    CYA 85-90

    MY CYA WAS ABOUT 100 . I DRAINED 35-40 % OF POOL. i AM SLAMMING NOW BUT FROM MY READING IT STILL SUGGEST MORE POOL DUMP. I LIVE IN CALIF AND AT ANY MOMENT THEY ARE GOING TO COME AND ARREST ME!! OR MY NEIGHBORS ATTACK ME FOR WAISTING WATER!!! HEHE.
    I ACTUALLY DUMPED 3/4 TWO MONTHS AGO. WHATS GOING ON HERE!!!!! I SHOULD HAVE DRAINED THE WHOLE FRICKN THING 2 MONTHS AGO. I DO HAVE TONS OF TREE LEAFS AND **** THAT FALL INTO THE WATER. btw BOUGHT A TIGER SHARK. WORTHLESS!! DON'T BUY ONE.

    PS HEEEELLLLLPPPPPPPPP LET ME GUESS DUMP?
    I heard there is something that just came on the market that lowers CYA has anyone heard of it.
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    Re: Dumped 40% CYA still at 85, I'm slamming 3 days now

    Yes, there is a new BioActive powder that is now on the market, but folks who. Have tested and reported here give less than stellar reviews. Some have reported small reductions while other have had no reduction at all.
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    Re: Dumped 40% CYA still at 85, I'm slamming 3 days now

    If you can dump some more water and refill to get CYA a little lower. You need to make sure you are targeting correct FC shock level and hitting it by testing 30 mins later. Don't test for PH or anything else when your FC is above 10 as it will not be accurate.
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    Re: Dumped 40% CYA still at 85, I'm slamming 3 days now

    I just wanted to make sure that you are not using any dry chlorine products that may drive your CYA back up?
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    Re: Dumped 40% CYA still at 85, I'm slamming 3 days now

    I am not!!

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    I am shocking at 26.5 FC now. No other suggestions. Pool looks great but can't swim in it at these levels and Phosphate level still seems to be at 200 or so.

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    I am shocking at 26.5 FC now. No other suggestions. Pool looks great but can't swim in it at these levels and Phosphate level still seems to be at 200 or so.
    Chris M. 20k, inground, defilter, pebbletek, 1hp motor,Tiger Shark QC (crappy pool cleaner), TF-100

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    Re: Dumped 40% CYA still at 85, I'm slamming 3 days now

    You can swim at anything up to shock levels. So, with 90 CYA you can swim with FC up to 35. People are generally more uncomfortable,with pH out of range than high FC. The problem is that with FC above 10 pH tests are inaccurate.

    Ignore phosphates.
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    Re: Dumped 40% CYA still at 85, I'm slamming 3 days now

    so do you suggest i continue to slam???
    And just to be sure, you say its ok to allow swimming with my FC at 26
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    Re: Dumped 40% CYA still at 85, I'm slamming 3 days now

    If you can not pass the OCLT, you need to continue to SLAM the pool.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Dumped 40% CYA still at 85, I'm slamming 3 days now

    Quote Originally Posted by chrismassod View Post
    so do you suggest i continue to slam???
    And just to be sure, you say its ok to allow swimming with my FC at 26
    i admit I'm not sure the reason for your SLAM, but have you passed the 3 criteria:

    Water Clear
    CC less than .5
    Pass OCLT

    Only you can allow swimming, all I can say is that it is safe.
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    Re: Dumped 40% CYA still at 85, I'm slamming 3 days now

    When doing the OCLT test do you shut filter off for the night??
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    Re: Dumped 40% CYA still at 85, I'm slamming 3 days now

    I did not for mine.
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    Re: Dumped 40% CYA still at 85, I'm slamming 3 days now

    No, leave it running...
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    Re: Dumped 40% CYA still at 85, I'm slamming 3 days now

    I'm in the middle of a high CYA SLAM as well. I had algae and a CYA of 120+, and drained half the water to get it down to 85. I'm shocking at an FC level of 35, and hoping to pass the OCLT and CC test in the morning. I've been at it for 8 days now, and know I'm pretty close, but I'm not stopping until I'm sure.

    Good luck with your SLAM, let us know how the OCLT go. What was the reason for your SLAM? Looks like your CC's were good?

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