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    Quick question

    If I maintain my free chlorine at all times. At least above minimum required
    Will I ever have an algae issue? I can't imagine I would

    also. If I am maintaining my pools ph and FC. I should never need
    slam throughout the summer. Correct?

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    Re: Quick question

    While we can never say "never", yes - if you maintain your FC above the minimum based on your CYA level you should never get an algae bloom.

    No, you only need to SLAM if you have an issue (cloudy pool/visible algae).

    Where pepople get in trouble is that they become complacent. Tabs are easy and they just start using them all the time, not accounting for the rise in CYA. Soon they are not keeping sufficient chlorine in the water. They skip looking at the pool for a couple of days and boom, it's green.

    You are in the good position of dumping all your water and starting over if you have an issue
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    Re: Quick question

    Ok. Thanks. I'm anal about stuff so I should be ok.
    My cya is LOW as I haven't even gone through a puck yet. I use bleach
    for maintains levels. Puck to help and to raise my CYA up. All seems ok so far
    but hasn't had any hard swimming temps only at 65 and has been covered a lot

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    Re: Quick question

    Well, one puck should raise your CYA about 11, so 5 pucks gets you to the mid 50's. A little slow to get there, but it will work. I have 4 pucks floating in my pool now to bring the CYA up a tad.
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    Re: Quick question

    Maybe I should so that too. Add more pucks to floater!!'

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    Re: Quick question

    For those of us that have followed the TFP method for several years, it seems the only time an algae event happens is when something major goes wrong, such as storm water entering pool, or possibly an equipment failure where there is not enough circulation for a prolonged period.
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