We started SLAMming on 5/15 because of a green, swampy, algae filled pool.
And thanks to Google maps we are even haunted by it from space for many years to come!
Until yesterday the 29th the pool has been kept at SLAM level, scrubbed at least twice a day, vacuumed once a day and used the skimmer net frequently at first, now just once daily since nothing has come from it since the 19th.
Only once did the pump get turned off early into the SLAM process because of lightning storms for 4 hours.
Never more than those 4 hours or for more than an hour during daylight hours has it been under SLAM levels per poolmath calculations.
Original numbers when we started
PH more than 8 ( it took 3 drops to take it to 7.8)
dropped PH using muriatic acid
added cya stabalizer up to 30
Pretty quickly the over night FC and CC tests passed but we've been waiting for the cloudiness test to pass.
There has been no change in clarity for about 4 days, we can see the bottom easily but it's not sparkling, more like hazy water.
We added DE to our sand filter over a week ago and nothing has really improved.
yesterday I succumbed to my frustration and fatique. Sigh...
I ran all my tests and added the appropriate amounts of chemicals (bleach, baking soda and PH up since we had some left over)
the CYA is a tad high but we lose water to evaporation and will need to add some (from the well)
Here's my problem, It isn't sparkling and we still have at least 1ppm FC loss an hour without people or dogs swimming.
Does anyone have any suggestions, tips, tricks, advice, captain obvious instructions or information I missed.
Or even any really funny jokes to help me feel better?
Thanks in advance for any assistance!
still 205 days until winter ...sigh