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    First SLAM done - things learned and thanks

    It is forcast to be over 90 tomorrow. Fortunatly, my pool is crazy clear and everything seems to be good. While all my observations have already been said, you just don't really understand until you do your first SLAM. My pool was clean and clear but eating chlorine. Something was wrong but it wasn't obvious what was causing this. Really at the end of the day it doesn't matter as long as you pass your SLAM. Anyway - thoughts.

    1) You will need more chlorine than you think.
    2) Post your numbers and questions. Forum members are very helpful and are correct.
    3) Don 't end too soon. You may have to start over. (a helpful member encouraged me to extend just a bit when I wanted to swim...)

    Thank you everyone.

    QQQ
    10,800 gallon swg, old big btu gas heater, solar cover, 1.5 hp 115 volt vs pump, sand filter, vinyl in ground

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    Re: First SLAM done - things learned and thanks

    great QQQ...its amazing how clear the pool is now, huh?

    and edit, you said FIRST slam done...it should also be your LAST!
    Dan
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    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart; Pool School - Test Kits Compared;

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    Re: First SLAM done - things learned and thanks

    I hope that is true! Here in Missoula, because the pool is closed and winterized for so long, I could have the same problem when opening. I had the same problem last year and I did what the pool store advised. Which was a double ton of tri-chlor. I believe this bumped up my cya level (I think it was 200 last year) which caused other problems, possibly including the chlorine eating issue this year. Anyway, hopefully this is my last SLAM becuase my CYA will be lower and not degrading over the winter and early spring to amonia.

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    10,800 gallon swg, old big btu gas heater, solar cover, 1.5 hp 115 volt vs pump, sand filter, vinyl in ground

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    Re: First SLAM done - things learned and thanks

    yeah, I guess I am just spoiled to live in Florida where we don't close pools and just keep em going. nice work!
    Dan
    9,000 gallon in-ground Saltwater pool, plaster, cartridge filer, 1.0 hp pump, Hayward T-15 SWCG, TF-100
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart; Pool School - Test Kits Compared;

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