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    May 2014
    Burlington, NC

    Anything New I should try?

    Started SLAMing on last Monday, 5/11. Have been diligent (at least 3 times a day) to keep FC at 12 with a CYA of 30. PH is at 7.4. Has gone from dark slimy green to light brownish green to light green to sea green to blueish but seems to have stopped "improving" in color and can still not see the bottom of shallow end. Pretty cloudy looking too and foamy. Started with probably 38 gallons of 12.5% liquid shock and am almost out. Brushing and trying to vacuum when I can get the hose to work.

    Anything new I should be doing or is it right to "just keep at it?" Suggestions welcome and thanks.
    18,000 gallon IG vinyl
    Hayward S220T sand filter, replaced sand 2013
    Sta-Rite pump, 1HP?
    New liner, 5/12; pool built in 1981;

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    Divin Dave's Avatar
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    Oct 2013
    Longview, Texas

    Re: Anything New I should try?

    just keep at it.

    It took a while to get to dark slimey green, and will take a while to get it back to sparkly blue.
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge. Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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    Mod Squad tim5055's Avatar
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    May 2014
    Columbia, SC

    Re: Anything New I should try?

    Nope, keep it up. The more often you can test and adjust per day the better. Brush once a day to help stir things up and keep the pump going 24/7.
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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    Labelle, TX

    Re: Anything New I should try?

    Sounds like your on the right track. Is all the bulk of the organics out. When you vacuum, is it to filter or waste? What is the filter pressure doing?
    17500 gallon Doughboy AGP, Hayward DE filter, waiting for the 1.5hp DB pump to go out.
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    zimm's Avatar
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    May 2013
    Northern Virginia

    Re: Anything New I should try?

    Foamy is strange. Can you post a full set of test results? Sometimes a full SLAM takes weeks. Is the pump/filter running 24/7? Backflushing only when needed?
    45'x12' 17k gal, IG plaster, Pool Pilot Nano+ SWG, 1/2hp Whisperflo pump, PAC-FAB TA-60D sand filter, Raypak 266 heater
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    SW Louisiana

    Re: Anything New I should try?

    Can you update with a current complete set of test results? note pH will likely read high due to the high FC
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