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    First time SLAM. Can I do it with CYA 28?

    FC 1ppm pH 7.5 TA 130 CH 175 CYA 0 (no reading)
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    First time SLAM. Can I do it with CYA 28?

    The TF test kit arrived yesterday. Did my first round of tests this morning. CL had gone down after I went a day without adding anything. Couldn't get a reading at all on my CYA test. I added 2 lbs of stabilizer via sock three days ago. That's a lot less than the 8 lbs that PoolMath is...
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    First time SLAM. Can I do it with CYA 28?

    Clearing up nicely! I'm going to try to keep it at TC 5ppm until the TF test kit arrives.
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    First time SLAM. Can I do it with CYA 28?

    After adding what seems like a staggering amount of chlorine, I finally got there this evening. TC 5ppm. :p (Hope my cheapo test kits aren't lying to me and I wake up tomorrow to a bleached liner)
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    First time SLAM. Can I do it with CYA 28?

    Jug #5 added after sunset. Still only seeing 1 - 2ppm. Nothing seems to be moving the needle. :(
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    First time SLAM. Can I do it with CYA 28?

    Added jug #4 20 minutes ago and I think I'm up to 2ppm. Hard to distinguish between 1 and 2ppm on the test gauge.
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    First time SLAM. Can I do it with CYA 28?

    I've been measuring about 1 - 2 hours after adding a jug. I wasn't sure how long to wait. Figured it would need time to circulate. Liquid chlorine percentage is 10%
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    First time SLAM. Can I do it with CYA 28?

    Wow, I've added 3 gallons of liquid chlorine over the course of 4 hours and TC is only about 1ppm. Very sunny right now though. Is the algae winning?? :(
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    First time SLAM. Can I do it with CYA 28?

    The 28ppm of CYA was measured by my pool store's test equipment. Not sure of the methodology, but they are a BioGuard dealer. Using a "HTH 6-Way Test Kit" until the TF one arrives.
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    First time SLAM. Can I do it with CYA 28?

    I am going to SLAM my pool for the first time. The water is cloudy after my pump incident. Not green yet, but cloudy enough that I can't see the bottom of the deep end. I don't have a FAS-DPD test. My local store only had the "HTH 6-way Test Kit" which includes an OTO test. I ordered a kit...
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    Pump is noisy and shuts off after a minute

    Thanks to everyone for the advice! I was lucky enough to be able to get a technician out here yesterday. I started up the pump for him and as soon as he heard the noise it was making he told me it was done for. I'm not sure if the bearings were replaceable but since I have home warranty...
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    Pump is noisy and shuts off after a minute

    I don't have a sump pump, but could probably get one. I will keep an eye on chlorine levels though. I do have some liquid chlorine and I put a chlorine floater in there.
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    Pump is noisy and shuts off after a minute

    Trying the video link again: Yeah, it's definitely shutting off due to overheating. If I leave it for 10 or 15 minutes, then it will run again for another minute.
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    Hello from Wexford, PA

    Hello! I'm Mike from Wexford, PA. I just moved in to a house with a 16-year-old, in-ground concrete pool with a vinyl liner. 18x36 ft, 21,232 gal I've never owned a pool before. Didn't have one growing up either, so I'm completely new to this. I live with my wife and two kids (ages 9 and 7)...