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    HELP! Very Confused.

    Hello -- In advance I would like to say I appreciate your help. Here are my issues. Had some black algae. Few small spots. Stabilizer was low. Chlorine was just fine. I SLAMed pool. Now my stats are

    FC 13
    CC 0
    CH 250
    CYA 65
    TA 11
    pH 7.5

    The chlorine is very very slowly coming down. I thought it would drop quickly after SLAMing (especially as I am in hot sunny Florida). Pool looks beautiful. Took lots of stabilizer to get it to 65 (7 lbs).

    My question is should I just be patient about the chlorine? It is normal to drop slowly? Should I keep chemistry levels where they are?

    Thank you.
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    Re: HELP! Very Confused.

    Let the FC come down to normal and do the tests again. We can go from there.

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    Re: HELP! Very Confused.

    Hello Gainsville5! I might add a few other items on top of what Kim has already stated:
    - First, we LOVE to see a new member with a TF-100! Awesome!
    - You say you "SLAMmed" the pool, but understand that the SLAM process takes days if not a week or two; it's not just a short-lived spike in chlorine for a day or two. I emphasize that because we've had many new members get confused about the length or a SLAM, them they get frustrated when it doesn't work. So be patient.
    - If you do need to SLAM to address algae, your FC level would be 24 (and need to stay there), but I suspect your CYA may be getting higher after adding more stabilizer (we'll see in a few days); so please be familiar with the Chlorine/CYA chart (link) below. Also know the 3 requirements for passing a SLAM (link below)
    - TA was 11? Are you sure that wasn't just the amount of drops? Please confirm for us

    I applaud your effort! Sometimes we just need to clarify a few things to new members as most of this information is new to many (overload). As Kim noted above, please post some new numbers based on the information we've given and we'll go from there. Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: HELP! Very Confused.

    I would ask is the TA a typo and should be 110?
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    Re: HELP! Very Confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    I would ask is the TA a typo and should be 110?
    opps missed that one. I read it as 110 duh! LOL

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    Re: HELP! Very Confused.

    Thank you very much for your responses. And your welcome wishes. I am glad to be here as I cannot stand the inadequate "help" one gets at a pool store.

    Sorry -- Typo. TA 110.

    The SLAM was a few days ago. Does chlorine usually come down so slowly?

    A bit worried about pool as I am headed out of town and leaving my son in charge! Will have him run tests and post here if he has questions.

    Thanks again.

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    opps missed that one. I read it as 110 duh! LOL

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    Re: HELP! Very Confused.

    Tell your son to keep up the hard work you have started!

    Chlorine can take a while to come down. It all depends on so many different things. No worries. Just keep an eye on it and add bleach as needed.

    Kim
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    Re: HELP! Very Confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    Tell your son to keep up the hard work you have started!

    Chlorine can take a while to come down. It all depends on so many different things. No worries. Just keep an eye on it and add bleach as needed.

    Kim
    Thanks Kim. Will be patient with the chlorine. Chlorine generator will take over once chlorine comes down. I appreciate your help.
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    Re: HELP! Very Confused.

    as just one additional note.

    With your CYA at 65, the pool is perfectly safe to swim in, so no worries about that.
    Its safe with swim with FC all the way up to SLAM FC.
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