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    the nightmare continues

    After testing and testing and raising one thing and fixing one problem and then making another... here's where I am tonight:
    FC .5
    CC .5
    TC 1
    CH 100
    PH <6.8 (test is yellow)
    TA 20
    CYA 70

    So..I'm all messed up again.
    I have attempted slamming, after about 150 gallons of bleach I'm giving up on that.
    I've been using the new Clorox products and had almost a clear pool with cloudiness.
    We've been vacuuming to waste and all of the dead algae is nearly gone and tonight it's getting an aqua tint again.

    I'm at my whits end with this pool. I've read and read and done the pool math and I just can't get it right.

    Desperate for advice.

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    Re: the nightmare continues

    Please add your pool details to your signature as described HERE as it will help us help you.

    Your TA and pH are WAY too low. That is first priority. Use borax to raise the pH until you get a reading in the 7s, 30 minutes after adding the borax. Then test the TA and see where you are at.

    How were you doing the SLAM? What FC level were you maintaining?
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    Re: the nightmare continues

    Not sure why my signature isn't showing up. Lemme try to figure that out
    Was slamming with with bleach and now then with clorox pool brand shock. I don't think I maintained any FC more than a few hours

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    Re: the nightmare continues

    What was your CYA level when you opened? The "shock" may have been contributing to the fact that your CYA is now pretty high if it was Dichlor.
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    the nightmare continues

    the nightmare continues

    After testing and testing and raising one thing and fixing one problem and then making another... here's where I am tonight:
    FC .5
    CC .5
    TC 1
    CH 100
    PH <6.8 (test is yellow)
    TA 20
    CYA 70

    So..I'm all messed up again.
    I have attempted slamming, after about 150 gallons of bleach I'm giving up on that.
    I've been using the new Clorox products and had almost a clear pool with cloudiness.
    We've been vacuuming to waste and all of the dead algae is nearly gone and tonight it's getting an aqua tint again.

    I'm at my whits end with this pool. I've read and read and done the pool math and I just can't get it right.

    Desperate for advice.

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    Re: the nightmare continues

    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa1230 View Post
    Not sure why my signature isn't showing up. Lemme try to figure that out
    Was slamming with with bleach and now then with clorox pool brand shock. I don't think I maintained any FC more than a few hours
    You can't go a few hours without adding chlorine. Hourly additions are typical during the early part of a SLAM.
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    Re: the nightmare continues

    I deleted the duplicate post ... your sig should show up in your future posts if you turned on the feature.
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    Re: the nightmare continues

    Ok. Maybe i waited too long between.

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    Re: the nightmare continues

    It's a tedious process (SLAM) and requires close monitoring to keep the FC at the correct level to match the CYA (on the Chlorine/CYA Chart), but it does work. It sounds as though you've invested quite a bit of time so far, so don't give up. Take time with the tests, re-post them as much as needed, and follow the instructions given and you will get there Melissa!
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    Re: the nightmare continues

    One box of borax and one hour later and no raise in PH and TA is 30

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    Re: the nightmare continues

    Do it again.
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    Re: the nightmare continues

    Every time the chlorine level drops below the minimum level for your CYA the algae starts growing like crazy all over again. Without maintaining the shock level during a SLAM you could SLAM forever. The Chlorine CYA Chart shows the chlorine level for the CYA level.
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