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    Chloramines

    My FC was at 4pmm CC 1.0 so I shocked with the powdered stuff, 1 bag FC went up to 8.0 CC .05...so I added another bag. Now FC 12.0 CC 0.0 I turned my SWG to 0 and it's been 4 days and FC 10.0 CC 0.0 but I smell Chlorine in the air in early morning when pump is not running, and I smell it on my body after a swim. I thought shocking was supposed to get rid of the chloramines which is the smell, right? Should I continue to let the FC level drop on it's own?

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    Re: Chloramines

    What else is going on, and how does the water look?

    We don't "shock" here in the typical sense/terminology, we do it under a very tightly controlled procedure called SLAM.
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    Re: Chloramines

    What's you CYA level? Whether or not you are truly at shock levels of chlorine depends on your CYA level.

    If your water is having problems, you should do an OCLT to see how much chlorine you are losing overnight. Then, if warranted, do a SLAM.
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    Re: Chloramines

    Thanks for the replies. Pool is sparkling clear. Here are my numbers today:
    FC-7.0
    CC-0.0
    PH-7.6
    ALK-80
    CYA-75
    SALT-3000
    CH-310
    BORATE-50
    I NO LONGER SMELL THE CHLORIMINES OR CHLORINE SWG STILL AT 0% Seems like it's taking a long time to drop the FC. Should I be at about 6 on the FC?
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    Re: Chloramines

    Quote Originally Posted by sixtz4me View Post
    Thanks for the replies. Pool is sparkling clear. Here are my numbers today:
    FC-7.0
    CC-0.0
    PH-7.6
    ALK-80
    CYA-75
    SALT-3000
    CH-310
    BORATE-50
    I NO LONGER SMELL THE CHLORIMINES OR CHLORINE SWG STILL AT 0% Seems like it's taking a long time to drop the FC. Should I be at about 6 on the FC?
    taking a long time to drop FC is a great thing, don't complain about that

    based on CYA of 80 (round up), your target FC is 6. nothing wrong with keeping it at 7 like you have. I would fire up the SWCG and start fine tuning it keep your FC stable where you have it. will give you some wiggle room

    BTW, which test are you using to get these values?
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    Re: Chloramines

    Dan, thanks for the reply... I'm using Taylor K2006
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    Re: Chloramines

    You probably want to add that to your signature. Reason being is you will get asked what kit your using in every thread you make if it is not in there.
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