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    SLAM Process

    Can someone tell me (or direct me to a link) that spells out the SLAM process in detail? I should be receiving my TF-100 on Monday, so I'll probably be starting my SLAM shortly thereafter. Went out and purchased 6 jugs of 8.25% bleach to start. How many jugs should this process generally take? My pool's water does look fairly clear, though still a good bit of debris I need to remove.

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    Re: SLAM Process

    There's no set rule for how much bleach a pool will take. It all depends on how far gone (green, cloudy, leafy, wild life infested, etc.) the pool has gotten, how well the filtration system is working and the diligence of the person performing the testing, brushing/cleaning and chemical additions. I'd say 6 gallons will get you started, but it may take many more than that.

    The SLAM procedure can be found in Pool School -> How To -> SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain... or a shortcut is the link in my signature.
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    Re: SLAM Process

    Keep in mind that the M in SLAM is the most important part of the process. Maintaining chlorine levels as close as you can to the target for your CYA throughout the SLAM is critical.
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    Re: SLAM Process

    Quote Originally Posted by BoDarville View Post
    Keep in mind that the M in SLAM is the most important part of the process. Maintaining chlorine levels as close as you can to the target for your CYA throughout the SLAM is critical.
    So true! Can we start calling it SLAMaintaining? Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue...
    Joel - TFP Moderator - Minnesota - **Become a TFP Supporter!** Helpful Links: ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry - SLAM Procedure - Chlorine/CYA Chart
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    Isolated Spa - 345 Gallons

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